Painters and graffiti artists from all over the world used the grey concrete of the Berlin Wall, that stretched for miles and divided a city, as a canvas to visually record their impressions of the underlying political and social culture it represented; thus the Wall became iconic, representing the voice of a generation in the 1980s.
Today, more than 20 years after the re-unification of the city, only a few sections of the Wall have been preserved, and just as much of the powerful and emotive graffiti, it is now a thing of the past.
This book documents the art of the Wall - over 70 of the most fascinating, creative, colorful, uninhibited and provocative works of graffiti produced - photographed by the artist and designer Hermann Waldenburg between 1984 and 1990.
Text in English and German.
|Publisher:||Nicholaische Verlagsbuchhandlung GmbH|
|Product dimensions:||6.30(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.40(d)|
About the Author
Hermann Waldenburg, born 1940, is a multi-award-winning painter and designer. From 1985 to 2005 he was a professor of Free and Applied Drawing at the Augsburger Fachhochschule Gestaltung. From 1983 he designed furniture and everyday objects and was one of the best-known exponents of the New German Design movement. Hermann Waldenburg lives in Berlin