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Graffiti World: Street Art from Five Continents (Street Graphics / Street Art) [Hardcover]

Nicholas Ganz , Tristan Manco
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18 Oct 2004 Street Graphics / Street Art
Offering a unique insight into the very essence of graffiti and its creative explosion over the past 35 years, Graffiti World takes us on a whirlwind adventure throughout the Americas and Europe to almost every corner of the globe. With over 180 artists featured, author Nicholas Ganz gives us an unparalleled overview of the key trends and style developments that have made graffiti what it is today, and his individual artists' profiles - offering a true insider's perspective, with quotes from the artists themselves - are unrivalled in their breadth and detail. Renowned figures such as England's Banksy and Brazil's Os Gemeos stand alongside emerging writers to form the most comprehensive presentation ever published of the most influential and interesting graffiti artists. An appendix - including artists' biographies, a glossary and a list of websites - provides extensive additional resources.

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  • Hardcover: 376 pages
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson (18 Oct 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500511705
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500511701
  • Product Dimensions: 24 x 22.4 x 3.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (13 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 380,894 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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'A style statement in its own right'
--The Sunday Times

About the Author

Nicholas Ganz, aka keinom, is a young German graffiti artist who has travelled worldwide to gather material for this book. Tristan Manco is a graphic artist in the music and film industries and director of Bristol-based Tijuana Design. He is the author of Stencil Graffiti, the bestselling guide to stencilled graffiti worldwide, and Street Logos.

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I like it 14 Aug 2005
By arnic
despite of all the bad reviews, I have to say I love this book, I am no graffiti expert, actually I know nothing about it. But I am fasicnated with all the great works out there,and I wanna see more and learn something. this book could be my guide, or at least a feast to my eyes. there are 370 pages! this is not an encyclopedia, and I don't care about the works in the 1970's.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very valid art 16 July 2005
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Graffiti is now a recognised art form, reflecting current mores of society more than anything else. This is why some of it's images are so disturbing. It's artists are being villified in the same way as the impressionists were in the 19th. century. Just try and buy a Degas or Monet now!
The global nature of the great art movement which is graffiti is well described and illustrated in this book which is easy to read and is of high quality. Read, study and learn!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars fantastic 22 Feb 2006
By A Customer
Not knowing a lot about graffiti, i found this to be an excellent introduction to the many differnt styles that are out there today, since this is one of the most up to date books around. Drawbacks of trying to be so comprehensive are inevitable in that it won't include everyone that you want it to but that doesn't stop this being a real jaw dropper. Some of the pieces in this book are mind boggling, both in style and complexity, whilst others show how different graf can be from one person to the next. It's hard not to have respect for people that can do this kinda stuff with spraycans.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This book is absolutely brilliant. It has loads and loads of different graff artists' works in here and they are all good. I know a lot about graffiti so this isn't coming from a toy. This book proves that graffiti is art whether you like it or not. You will read this book over and over again as it is so good. Every time I go to a book shop I read this book for a bit; maybe some day I'll actually get it. Anyway, this book is great and Cope 2 is wicked.
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16 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet Book all round 17 Nov 2004
This book is really well put together, well bound and printed on nice thick really glossy stock. Literally thousands of photos all well shot and reproduced.Loads of artists who Ive never heard of (and loads you will have) and some stuff you'll be chewing your spleen that you didnt think of. As an added bonus the write ups on the artists/crews are informative and give an incite into there work. All round its an insperation and a sweet read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Welcome to a brave new world 19 May 2009
This book really brings home the thought that graffiti can be so much more than "(insert name) was here '99". There are some brilliant, well thought out pieces in this book. I really don't know anything about graffiti. I have recently been drawn to this type of art because of some excellent pieces that I've seen in Manchester city centre, near where I live. If somebody was to contest that graffiti wasn't art all you'd need to do is show them this book and they would have nothing else to say.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome Book 9 Jun 2014
By Joe
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I got this for my son's birthday and he loves it to bits. Many thanks for the great service and speedy delivery :)
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