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Miami GraffitiSKU: 9783791341620 Supplier: Prestel
Author: James Murray, Karla Murray
Format: Paperback | 176 pages
Dimensions: 195 x 240 x 15.24mm | 680.39g
Publication date: 01 Apr 2009
If Miami isn't a city normally associated with graffiti, this vibrant and exquisitely photographed collection of works will make readers think again. Over two hundred images reflect Miami's hugely diverse culture with their eye-popping colors, Art Deco flourishes, depictions of palm trees, beaches, marine life, and local iconic figures. Here, a surprising and dangerous underside to the area is also captured. Extensive coverage of abandoned buildings nicknamed Penits,A" de facto museums where entire crews practice their styles, and on-the-outs writers occasionally end up living, proves there is more to the city than South Beach's glitz and glam. Dozens of close-up shots reveal gorgeous, intricate detail, and in-process shots illustrate the technique of turning blank walls, buses, billboards, and other public canvases into stunning masterpieces. Quotes from the city's leading graffiti artists including Crome, Quake, and Siner lend further local perspective to this increasingly popular and universal urban art form.