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5.0 out of 5 stars If You Only Buy One Street Art Book - Make It This One, 18 May 2010
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B. Garwood (Devon, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Beyond the Street: The 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art (Hardcover)
Beyond the Street: With the 100 Most Important Players in Urban Art: The 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art

Comprehensive street art book, featuring, as the title suggests, a lot of the main players, not just artists but galleries, auction houses, collectives and festivals. While it couldn't possibly include every single one of the ever expanding roster of artists and events etc it's just as well, because this is going to take some time to read. Not just a book full of pretty pictures but rather an insightful and interesting series of interviews peppered with more than enough photographs. I've been following street art myself for the past 4 years, attending shows and participating in online forums, yet this book has even managed to open my eyes to a few artists that have escaped my attention. The authors have spent 2 years putting this book together and the effort shows. This certainly wasn't written behind a computer using only the internet for research but has involved lots of festival, show and studio visits, phone calls, plane trips, emails and face to face interviews, the hard work and passion of the authors is clear and has paid off big time.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great read and a must have!, 26 May 2010
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J. Kerr - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Beyond the Street: The 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art (Hardcover)
This is a comprehensive and insightful view into the world of contemporary street art, however this summation does not do it's justice - the book offers so much more. Providing commentary on, and interviews with, some of the leading players in the world of street art from artists to print houses, from auction houses to festivals and back again. Whether you're a complete novice to the scene, or you have a healthy interest in street art... in fact even if you're an art magnate this book has something for everyone & provides unrivalled exposure to the scene. Compelling, addictive, a major coup and a triumph - this book has been compiled out of a love of street art by both Stuart Mackenzie and Patrick Nguyen, furnishing insight across several facets and what a good job it's done. Buy two and cancel your gym membership as it's huge!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Street Art, 7 Aug 2011
This review is from: Beyond the Street: The 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art (Hardcover)
Great book. Only downside is a couple of prominent Street Artists are missing. Most notably Banksy.
But overall an excellent book. Well worth the money and time reading it.
A definitive guide to the Street Art genre
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4.0 out of 5 stars A superb collection of artists., 30 Sep 2010
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This review is from: Beyond the Street: The 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art (Hardcover)
If you ever needed a collection of the greatest examples of Street and Urban art, well, you have found it here.

This book has a super nice quality to it, the pages are packed full of full color photographs, interesting and insightful interviews with each artist. It is larger and heavier than i had anticipated but this just make it an even better product to hold it your hands and spend several hours with.

The artists chosen offer a good variety of styles and techniques and the book is diverse enough to keep you entertained each time you pick it up.

This is a must buy for anyone with a intreat in Urban Art and a first buy for someone who doesn't know where to start !
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book, 15 May 2010
This review is from: Beyond the Street: The 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art (Hardcover)
Beyond The Street is an amazing book and a must for anyone interested in street art. The book is huge (and heavy!) and beautifully produced. Stuart Mackenzie and Patrick Nguyen have produced what really amounts to an encyclopaedia with 100 profiles of artists and galleries from around the world. I have other books on street art but what sets this one apart is the size and scope - and also the fact the authors have personally interviewed all of the artists. With almost 400 pages of interviews and fantastic pictures this really is the definitive work on street art. I would say for anyone interested in graffiti, buy it, you won't be disappointed,
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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Representation!, 15 May 2010
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E. V. Croft - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Beyond the Street: The 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art (Hardcover)
Fantastic book that covers the majority of the influential players of our street art generation.
Very well put together with great photos & interviews which provoke great memories of this scene from the past few years.
In comparison to other books from recent times it is slightly more expensive but this can be justified as rather than a book its more like an encyclopedia of street art and will cover pretty much everything you wanted to know.
Its also very well produced and will take a bloody good while to work your way through and even then you will probably go back to it again and again.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful book, 14 April 2013
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This amazing, very heavy, very thick art book covers the whole gamut of street art. Not only the artists but the photographers who document it, the writers who record it and the galleries that support it. Beautiful, inspiring, coffee tabler stuff.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Comprehensive and visually delicious, 18 May 2010
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P. M. Mccurdy (UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Beyond the Street: The 100 Leading Figures in Urban Art (Hardcover)
Books on street art are often full of pretty pictures and pretty pictures only. While this book is visually delicious, it also sheds light on the art from the words and perspective of the artist through a collection of concise and illuminating interviews. By all accounts a great book that documents the established and emerging artists in the genre. If I had to give it one critique it is the artists who are missing. It would have been nice to have seen seen Sickboy in the book and perhaps a discussion with Dan Silk otherwise known as Tw@t. Other than that, 5 stars.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Original AND complete!, 30 Jan 2013
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'Beyond the street is a great book about street art. It's original in the way it addresses the subject: leading artists are interviewed about their work, their inspiration, ... This is more than just a photostream. 'The usual suspects' are in there, but also less known artists who get a platform to show the world what they are doing.
Anything negative? Hmm... not really... except... yes, I'm not in there! Not yet... ;-)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book, 31 May 2010
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I'm very happy with this book. Great to see the faces of a lot of artists and a lot of great artworks.
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