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Overview

"Getting Up" is the term used by graffiti "artists" to describe their success in making their mark on the New York subway system. Through candid interviews, New Yorker Craig Castleman documents the inside story of the lives and activities of these young graffitists.

The MIT Press

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"A concise descriptive history of subway graffiti... well organized,
informative and well illustrated.... No matter if one judges subway graffiti to be art or pollution, one comes away from Getting Up admiring the ingenuity of the young writers." Robert R. Harris, The New York Times Book Review

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780262530514
  • Publisher: MIT Press
  • Publication date: 4/26/1984
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 209
  • Sales rank: 991,076
  • Product dimensions: 5.80 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 22, 2003

    Live the life without repercussions

    Execellently put together. Makes me want to go out and reenact the 80's. Well done Craig Castleman

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 8, 2001

    'Consistent and Concise.'

    Craig Castlman's book 'Getting Up.' is a 'gritty,no nonsense' look at the beginning of an underground art movement with as many levels to it as the New York City subway itself. It's an invitation 'back in the days' to a writers conclave when writers had declared 'open season' on the subway system and graffiti was done in it's purest form on it's original surface. The writers painted under pressure and met many obstacles which went hand in hand just as the spraycan and marker the writers themselves wielded.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 23, 2000

    THANKS CRAIG CASTLEMAN,FOR PUTTING ME IN THE ORIGINAL COVER FROM DURO ONE CIA TOP!

    SINCE THE FIRST ISSUE OF THIS BOOK,THE GROWTH OF THIS ART FORM,THAT I LOVE AND LIVE FOR THE LAST 28 YEARS,HAVE BECOME WORLD WIDE,I ONLY WISH THAT YOU BRING BACK THE ORIGINAL COVER,TO COLLECTORS LIKE MYSELF IT WOULD BE A GOLD MINE! FROM THE NEWS BREAKER HIMSELF THE LEGEND THE KING THE ICON DURO ONE CIAMEN TOP RTW ROC! MY PARTNER DONDI THAT IS NO LONGER HERE WITH US WAS VERY PROUD OF ME WHEN THIS BOOK FIRST CAME OUT,REST IN PEACE DONDI J WHITE LOVE ALWAYS!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 7, 2000

    A Must Get

    This is one of my favorite graffiti books I own. I get so involved in it. The interviews are great, the writing is awsome, pics are a must see. All my buddies have this book and it is their favorite, next to the Art of Getting Over.

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