The Art of Getting Over: Graffiti at the Millennium [NOOK Book]

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What started as simple street movement, a way to assert individuality and pride, has blossomed into much more: Graffiti is everywhere. From Sprite commercials to The Source magazine to Soho art galleries, the elements and vernacular of the graffiti aesthetic are apparent in today's society. This book examines graffiti's influence from its earliest days to its undeniable ubiquity now. Written by an insider, it includes a general history, in-depth interviews with both the progenitors of the form and current ...
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The Art of Getting Over: Graffiti at the Millennium

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Overview


What started as simple street movement, a way to assert individuality and pride, has blossomed into much more: Graffiti is everywhere. From Sprite commercials to The Source magazine to Soho art galleries, the elements and vernacular of the graffiti aesthetic are apparent in today's society. This book examines graffiti's influence from its earliest days to its undeniable ubiquity now. Written by an insider, it includes a general history, in-depth interviews with both the progenitors of the form and current artists, and full-color illustrations of the most important works over the last 30 years. Unlike other subcultures that have been corrupted by the media and the mainstream, graffiti has maintained its sense of the underground and its clandestine feel. The purity and integrity that have defined the graffiti writer's mission have never faltered. The Art of Getting Over offers an unprecedented glimpse into this deeply affecting urban art form.


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"More fun than a can of silver with a Jif-Foam cap, The Art of Getting Over is a brilliantly smart and funny look at today's writing movement. A must-read for nozzle-necks and non-inkheads alike."—Anonymous
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781466866409
  • Publisher: St. Martin's Press
  • Publication date: 3/18/2014
  • Sold by: Macmillan
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 1,212,468
  • File size: 34 MB
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Meet the Author


The 5th youngest in a family of 6, Stephen Powers was born with a healthy appetite for attention. Acting up in class never quite satisfied, and learning to ride a unicycle was too hard, so he gorged himself on graffiti. Once filled, he attended the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, and began to push his work in the medium towards a continuous dialogue with the masses, first with painting, then publishing On the Go magazine. He lives and paints in New York City. This is his first book, although not the first time he's been booked.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 29, 2002

    how a herb gone write a 'true' graff book

    herb is as herb does. widdack is a light term for this author and so called book!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2001

    An admirable debut

    An amazing debut for this talented up-and-coming author, Powers displays great flair in turning the underground heroes of graffiti into great myths. After my second reading, I easily envisioned any one of the stories as little films.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 31, 2001

    Brings back alot o memories...

    It has a full history of what has happened in my city and it's just brings out the joy of the art

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 16, 2000

    I dont do graffiti i just write my name

    great great book. and i thought Subway Art was great(which it is)! i went to the EMP in seattle and sawy AOGO but didnt have the bills to pay then, wishi had though, its a wonderful book for anyone trying to get into graff and anyone already in it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2000

    One of the Best

    This book is a great read. It is very informative and it gives you the history of graf. There are many photos with descriptions, so you can better understand what you are looking at. Please pick this up and check it out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 26, 2000

    graffiti is a really good yet bad hobby

    this is a great book to read if your getting into graffiti there's alot of good stories and some nice pictures. you could learn alot from this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 28, 2000

    Great New Book

    This is one of the better graf books I have seen. It is a newer book with not too many old school pieces and it also has some great blackbook sketches. I would definatly reccomend this book to any writers out there.

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