The History of American Graffiti

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Vivid, comprehensive, and accessible, Roger Gastman and Caleb Neelon’s The History of American Graffiti offers an unprecedented tour through this vibrant, controversial art form and the grassroots movement that surrounds it.

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Featuring over 1,000 never-before-published photographs and interviews with hundreds of graffiti artists from New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Baltimore, Cleveland, Phoenix, and beyond, The History of American Graffiti is a raw, real, and revealing look at one of the most unifying institutions of modern city life.

Unprecedented in scope, The History of American Graffiti is the definitive story behind the most influential art form of the last one hundred years. Tracing the evolution of the medium from its early freight-train days to its big-city boom on the streets of New York City and Philadelphia, and to its modern-day influences, this volume is a compelling look at the key moments, places, and players in an art form distinctly American in flavor yet global in its reach.

Featuring behind-the-scenes stories and profiles gleaned from more than four years' worth of interviews with graffiti's most prominent names, as well as its lesser-known pioneers, authors Roger Gastman and Caleb Neelon provide an insider's perspective on the history of the medium. Not only do they reveal the most popular trends and styles that have dominated the scene for the last fifty years but they also provide a thorough examination of the regional differences among major American hubs—New York, Los Angeles, the Bay Area, Chicago—and under-the-radar scenes in cities like Washington, D.C., Boston, and Miami. All told, more than twenty-five American cities are profiled, making this one of the most comprehensive volumes on the subject.

With more than one thousand photographs—the majority of which are seen here for the first time—from more than two hundred photographers, most of whom also created the artwork, The History of American Graffiti captures the look and feel of a genuine American art form with exceptional clarity and detail. An instant classic, this book is the ultimate resource to which aficionados of the art form will turn again and again, and which the uninitiated will regard as the definitive tutorial of all that is graffiti.

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Author Roger Gastman / Caleb Neelon
Publisher Harper Design
Page Count 400pp
Publication Size 8.5 x 9.25
Publication Notes hardcover, full color
Publication Date April 5, 2011
ISBN 978-0061698781

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