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If You Only Buy One Street Art Book - Make It This One,
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.