Street Knowledge

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An encyclopedia of street culture for those who love Banksy or Irvine Welsh and want to know about the cutting-edge talents, past and present who have shaped urban cool.

This eye-catching insider's guide includes old school graffiti legends, avant-garde street artists, film makers, DJs, designers, writers, and poets who have influenced urban culture. From the groundbreaking New York artists of the 1980s to the unique work of modern-day ...

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Overview

An encyclopedia of street culture for those who love Banksy or Irvine Welsh and want to know about the cutting-edge talents, past and present who have shaped urban cool.

This eye-catching insider's guide includes old school graffiti legends, avant-garde street artists, film makers, DJs, designers, writers, and poets who have influenced urban culture. From the groundbreaking New York artists of the 1980s to the unique work of modern-day Iranians, this book shows how street culture has penetrated every aspect of modern life.

Street Knowledge includes work and exclusive interviews from some of the world's most famous artists and talents, such as Banksy, David LaChapelle, Kelsey Brookes, Quik, Tony Kaye, Tama Janowitz, The KLF, Shawn Stussy, Obey, Irvine Welsh, Martha Cooper, and Benjamin Zephaniah, as well as lesser-known and up-coming talents who are literally coming up from the streets.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781590204771
  • Publisher: Overlook Press, The
  • Publication date: 3/31/2011
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 1,400,780
  • Product dimensions: 9.16 (w) x 7.64 (h) x 1.04 (d)

Meet the Author

King Adz left his former life as a filmmaker and advertising exec to pick up a pen and do what he loves best. In his current incarnation as writer, cook, and street culture aficionado, he roams the globe to touch, taste, and experience what's happening on the ground and document his findings.

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