Street World: Urban Culture and Art from Five Continents

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Ever since hip-hop and punk music rose from the ashes of urban blight to become two of the most potent youth culture movements of the twentieth century, the world's streets have taken center stage as vibrant sites of creativity. And in less than a generation, thanks to ease of travel and the Internet, a new global street culture has emerged, bringing all of the world's diverse subcultures and modes of urban expression together: graffiti, skateboarding and bike messengering, DJing, offbeat fashion, gang life, ...
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Overview

Ever since hip-hop and punk music rose from the ashes of urban blight to become two of the most potent youth culture movements of the twentieth century, the world's streets have taken center stage as vibrant sites of creativity. And in less than a generation, thanks to ease of travel and the Internet, a new global street culture has emerged, bringing all of the world's diverse subcultures and modes of urban expression together: graffiti, skateboarding and bike messengering, DJing, offbeat fashion, gang life, music, as well as design, photography, and other more traditional visual art.

Street World: Urban Culture and Art from Five Continents is the first book to record the whole phenomenon. From New York and Los Angeles to the Brazilian mega-cities, South African townships, and Mumbai, authors Roger Gastman, Caleb Neelon, and Anthony Smyrski highlight cultural hotspots around the world. Divided into more than 50 topics and illustrated with more than 500 photographs, this book celebrates the street as a stage for the visual creativity of a generation.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810994386
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 11/1/2007
  • Pages: 384
  • Sales rank: 1,370,120
  • Product dimensions: 9.12 (w) x 9.62 (h) x 1.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Roger Gastman is the co-publisher of the magazine Swindle. He lives in Los Angeles.

Caleb Neelon travels the world from his base in Cambridge, Massachusetts. He is the coauthor of Graffiti Brasil.

Anthony Smyrski is the founder of Smyrski Creative, the art director for Swindle, a consultant, and an independent book and magazine publisher.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2008

    An exciting outlook on street art and culture..

    With hundreds of amazing photographs documenting street culture from around the world, including the art produced from these cultures, this book encapsulates the beauty of both art and culture together. From Brazil, to Australia, the the Far East and West - this book documents it all.

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