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  • Hardcover: 228 pages
  • Publisher: Carpet Bombing Culture; 4th edition (13 July 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1908211083
  • ISBN-13: 978-1908211088
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 20.3 x 26 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 248,155 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Banksy didn't produce this book*
*Then again, Blue Planet wasn't directed by a jellyfish either.

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This is a book ABOUT Banksy, not By Banksy.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By rocketchef on 12 Aug. 2012
Format: Hardcover
I'd heard the rumour that Banksy was not an individual, rather a team, but reading this book's analogy comparing 'him' to the Mighty Morphin Power Rangers made me laugh out loud, e.g. "Is Banksy a Megazord?"

Note that this book goes a bit beyond a photography collection. It challenges you to assess your relationship with the politics behind Banksy's work. But hey, if all you're interested in is pretty pictures of street art, it's still a good collection.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By AD on 9 Aug. 2012
Format: Hardcover
A great book, packed with many great photos of Banksy's work. Most importantly the text... is not dull in any way, it's really entertaining as well as informative which keeps you hooked as you flick through.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Wahine on 6 Aug. 2012
Format: Hardcover
I've got a few different titles about street art in general and Banksy in particular, and 'Banksy: You are an acceptable level of threat...' is easily one of the best. The curation of the images is flawless, including many of pieces I've not seen elsewhere, but it's really the text that makes it special: funny AND thought-provoking.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By V. Acevedo on 9 Aug. 2014
Format: Hardcover
Extremely well written, funny and witty. Unlike most art books, the text is as good as the pictures and you will want to read it in one sitting. The book is as dismissive of the art world as Banksy. It will have you in stitches and, if you like Banksy but are not planning to buy more than one book about him/her/them, this is an excellent compilation.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By David Hodgkins on 22 Aug. 2014
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its a very good book, well written and great photos such a good range of his work. I thought I knew most of his work but some stuff in here I hadn't seen before. Very funny and thought provoking book
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This is a wonderful collection of Bansky images but also provides entertaining text around his art - I enjoyed this immensely and so did my husband who is not normally interested in art at all.
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