“The Street is in Play” – The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti

The street is in play – Banksy – Manhattan, Oct. 2013

Talk about good timing. Right on the heels of  Banksy’s month-long residency in New York City comes the release of the definitive survey of international street art,  The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti.

Street Art cover Schacter

Published by Yale University Press and compiled by Rafael Schacter the book is organized geographically by country and city and showcases more than 100 of today’s most important street artists. It also provides the essential historical context  of the works and offers contributions by the foremost authorities on street art and graffiti.

Image and Photo by Honet. La vrai croix. Prague, Czech Republic.

Image and Photo by Honet. La vrai croix. Prague, Czech Republic

Image and photo by Ekta. Vanity. Gdańsk, Poland.

Image and Photo by Radya. Red Square. Ekaterinburg, Russia.

Image and Photo by Radya. Red Square. Ekaterinburg, Russia.

and here is Book Patrol’s favorite — The Reader, “the most active coast to coast writer in the United States…taking his enactment and imperative toward literacy across the length and breadth of the fifty states”

The Reader, “Untitled”, New Orleans, USA, 2011

 

street art The Reader

If you are in the New York area the launch party for the book is  this Wednesday, November 20  at The Powerhouse Arena in Brooklyn.

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