World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti

Dokument Press: UK (2013)

ISBN: 9781781310731

A global romp through the streets of the biggest cities in the world, this book brings the amazing works of today’s contemporary graffiti and street artists to light in a way not seen before. Arranged geographically, this book takes readers to places they may be familiar with and shows the beauty and art there that they may have simply walked past before. Incorporating both familiar and foreign artistic forms, this atlas of the world is unlike anything else in that section marked “Art Books.” In a genre of art not always accepted as mainstream, street and urban art is so much more today than youth with spray pain cans in a duffel bag in the dark of night. Cultural, political, local, and  beautiful – these sometimes edgy sometimes simple things of aesthetic display challenge us to consider the definition of art. An amazing and thought-provoking addition to any library, this book is worth the high price tag.

Quantitative: No Lexile Level or ATOS available.

Qualitative: Middle to Upper Grades (8-12) The language is suitable for middle grade students. The content and some art depicted in this book may not be appropriate for younger students as it contains some content that is sexual or violent in nature. With guidance, this book could be used as a reference item for students in grades 6-7 also.

Content Area: Art – Urban Art; Graffiti

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