Graffiti And Street Art
Street artists have a difficult job. Unlike most artists, they don’t have much time to perfect their art before it goes on display. In fact, they are often creating their graffiti under extreme pressure. These talented individuals use their art form to express political, social and personal opinions in a way that captures their audiences imaginations. Some have even gone on to international acclaim.
Below is a list of the books by these particular street artists and they show case their work, saving you hundreds of thousands of miles of travel, to actually see their work.
5 Most Popular Graffiti And Street Art Books
Perhaps the best known street artists in the world, this is a collection of his earlier work. His message: that if the powerful and wealthy get to force-feed consumerist propaganda to citizens via giant billboards… then citizens have the right to reply in kind.
This book documents guerrilla art movement from its inception to its recent developments. Exhaustive text. Well documents how key ideas, concepts and themes developed.
This book is pretty complete, covering the subways from the early 70s all the way through modern graffiti.
Another good collection which acts as a go to guide for the history of graffiti and street art.
5. Urban Iran –
The focus here is on graffiti and street art in contemporary Iran along with streets scenes depicting everyday life, especially in the bustling, angry metropolis that is Tehran.