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Subway Art Two gifted photographers have documented every aspect of this extraordinary urban subculture, complete withfull color photographs ✫ Fisica 1 - Principios y Problemas Books ✭ Author Paul W. Zitzewitz – Ralphslaurensoutlet.co.uk complete withfull color photographs


About the Author: Martha Cooper

She is perhaps best known for documenting the New York graffiti scene of the 1970s and 80s Her most known personal work began while working at the New York Post On her return home from the Post she began taking photos of children in her New York city neighborhood One day she met a young kid named Edwin who helped expose her to some of the graffiti around her neighborhood Edwin helped to explain to her that Graffiti is an art form and that each artist was actually writing his her nickname Edwin then proceeded to tell of the Graffiti King and asked if she would like to meet him This is when Martha met Dondi, the first one who allowed her to accompany him while Dondi was tagging she would take photos of his art In the 1980s she put together a book of photos illustrating the Graffiti subculture called Subway Art She has degrees in art and anthropology.She was a photography intern at National Geographic Magazine in the 1960s, and worked as a staff photographer at the New York Post in the 1970s Her photographs have appeared in National Geographic, Smithsonian and Natural History magazines as well as several dozen books and journals She is the Director of Photography at City Lore, the New York Center for Urban Folk Culture Cooper lives in Manhattan but is working on a photo project in Sowebo, a Southwest Balti neighborhood.In the 1980s Martha worked briefly in Belize photographing the people and archaeological remains of the Mayan culture Two sites that received publication in National Geographic were Nohmul Cuello, both under the direction of Dr Norman Hammond From Wikipedia



10 thoughts on “Subway Art

  1. says:

    The first book to look at this movement no matter where you stand as far as what is is not art this book will open your eyes to a movement that has influenced may aspects of modern design.


  2. says:

    Among my most prize possessions is a signed copy by SEEN Like many, this was my introduction into Graffiti, and containing work by the true golden age pioneers the now aged content still holds up to any of today s graffiti books.


  3. says:

    I bought this awesome book in a record shop in NYC sometime around 2009 or 2010 I was really into graffiti at the time, even though I don t draw I would like to start learning how to draw and paint thoughsomeday This is a huge book, meant to be displayed and showed off on the coffee table Crammed inside the pages are wonderfully large pictures of graffiti painted during


  4. says:

    Okay Am I biased Yes Why Because when it comes to Art books, I only ever read stuff from people who are dead or from artists whom I ve met from my own artistic journey as an exhibiting visual artist side So it was really lovely to meet some of the guys and gals from this book You are all characters It was a bonus to find this book by accident without knowing anything about it


  5. says:

    My copy is the 25th Anniversary Edition published in 2009It is about 128 pp.The format size is large and the quality of the rendition of the photos, very good.Here is my conundrum I look at Hand of Doom by Seen 1980 and I am as impressed by its power and glory as with many murals done during the 1930s under the WPA The majority of other photos elicit the same reaction but also a fee


  6. says:

    My 5 star rating comes with a caveat Yes, I loved this book the talent exhibited by the graffiti artists who are represented here is in some cases, extraordinary.But beautiful as it may be, I don t want to give the impression that I condone the practice of graffiting up public spaces In fact, I abhor it and honestly believe that it is, in a sense, infectious In other words, all it takes i


  7. says:

    One of my favorites on this topic.


  8. says:

    While only a kind of surface overview of the graffiti culture of the late 70s early 80s, I would count this as a foundational text as it was put together by two of the most well known graffiti photographers of the era Henry Chalfant also co produced the seminal hip hop doc Style Wars It may have benefited from a third writer who could takeof an anthropological or cultural studies approach to really d


  9. says:

    I scored this book for under 5 at a Borders closing sale, and man was it worth it It s quite a large book, but the pictures are awesome and crisp It doesn t have hardly any info on the artists or places of most of the pictures in the book, but that s kind of how I like it It leavesto the imagination Whilst the pages and pages of subway art are cool in their own right, the real gems are the pictures of the


  10. says:

    A seminal book on the ephemeral art that is graffiti especially on NYC subway system where it originated The book is made evenromantic due to the way the writers met in documenting the graffiti scene It covers different styles the motivation of the writers in this interesting grass roots subculture The book is full of beautifully curated photos and key for understanding 80s New York graffiti subculture.


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