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Painting Cape Town : graffiti from South Africa

Author: Matthew Olckers
Publisher: [Cape Town] : Shelflife Store, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Painting Cape Town : graffiti from South Africa, provides the reader with an insider view into the graffiti subculture in this well-known South African city. The book includes interviews with 29 of Cape Town's most prominent graffiti artists. Each story provides a unique insight into the rationale behind the artist's passion and obsession for spreading their names. The history of the graffiti scene is traced from  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Matthew Olckers
ISBN: 9780620546966 0620546964
OCLC Number: 842137731
Description: 276 pages : color illustrations ; 20 cm
Responsibility: Matthew Olckers.

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"Painting Cape Town : graffiti from South Africa, provides the reader with an insider view into the graffiti subculture in this well-known South African city. The book includes interviews with 29 of Cape Town's most prominent graffiti artists. Each story provides a unique insight into the rationale behind the artist's passion and obsession for spreading their names. The history of the graffiti scene is traced from its beginning on the Cape Flats in the 1980s and its roots within hip hop culture to the current graffiti scene polarised by contempt and praise."--Back cover.

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