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ISBN13: 9783791338965
ISBN10: 379133896x
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This living history of the graffiti movement reproduces selections from the actual black books that graffiti artists use to perfect and share their work. Before it hits the wall, graffiti is often planned out in a black book - a common artist's sketchbook sometimes called a "piece book" - "piece" being short for "masterpiece." Well-worn and dog-eared, these books are used to develop and trade ideas with other graffiti writers, and they may end up being passed along from artist to artist, becoming unique records of creative expression. "Piecebook: The Secret Drawings of Graffiti Writers" chronicles the evolution of graffiti via images that weren't intended for everyday people to see, focusing on the works of Germany City writers active from 1970s until the mid-1980s. Bold works from graffiti history's most important sources or "seeds" - Zephyr, Dondi, Daze, CRASH, Lady Pink, T-Kid, CAP, and Ghost, among others - represent a dizzying array of techniques and styles.

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"Piecebook: The Secret Drawings of Graffiti Writers" chronicles the evolution of graffiti via images that weren't intended for everyday people to see, focusing on the works of Germany City writers active from 1970s until the mid-1980s.

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This living history of the graffiti movement reproduces selections from the actual black books that graffiti artists use to perfect and share their work. Before it hits the wall, graffiti is often planned out in a black book - a common artist's sketchbook sometimes called a "piece book" - "piece" being short for "masterpiece." Well-worn and dog-eared, these books are used to develop and trade ideas with other graffiti writers, and they may end up being passed along from artist to artist, becoming unique records of creative expression. "Piecebook: The Secret Drawings of Graffiti Writers" chronicles the evolution of graffiti via images that weren't intended for everyday people to see, focusing on the works of Germany City writers active from 1970s until the mid-1980s. Bold works from graffiti history's most important sources or "seeds" - Zephyr, Dondi, Daze, CRASH, Lady Pink, T-Kid, CAP, and Ghost, among others - represent a dizzying array of techniques and styles.

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Eugene.C, November 3, 2008 (view all comments by Eugene.C)
Absolutely fantastic book! Unique in it's design and content. The book contains a collection of personal black book sketches from many of NYC graffiti's founding fore fathers and many of those who've added to the NYC graffiti olegacy. THe book is printed so close to real I had trouble figuring out if it were a real book (for retail) or one of my old black books. Much respect to Sacha Jenkins and Chino BYI for such a wonderful effort.
Although T-Kid's book is great these 2 books are nothing a like. T Kid's book is about TKID. IF you want to learn more about Subway graffiti also try, Subway Art, Getting Up, Mascots & Mugs, THe Hip Hop Files...
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yovey, May 2, 2008 (view all comments by yovey)
its allright but if you really want to learn buy tkidz book
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Product Details

ISBN:
9783791338965
Author:
Jenkins, Sacha
Publisher:
Prestel Publishing
Author:
Villorente, David
Author:
Jenkins, Sascha
Author:
Villorente, Dave "Chino"
Subject:
Popular Culture - Counter Culture
Subject:
American Studies; Popular Culture
Subject:
Art - General
Subject:
Graphic Arts
Publication Date:
20080631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.5 x 11 in

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"Synopsis" by , "Piecebook: The Secret Drawings of Graffiti Writers" chronicles the evolution of graffiti via images that weren't intended for everyday people to see, focusing on the works of Germany City writers active from 1970s until the mid-1980s.
"Synopsis" by , This living history of the graffiti movement reproduces selections from the actual black books that graffiti artists use to perfect and share their work. Before it hits the wall, graffiti is often planned out in a black book - a common artist's sketchbook sometimes called a "piece book" - "piece" being short for "masterpiece." Well-worn and dog-eared, these books are used to develop and trade ideas with other graffiti writers, and they may end up being passed along from artist to artist, becoming unique records of creative expression. "Piecebook: The Secret Drawings of Graffiti Writers" chronicles the evolution of graffiti via images that weren't intended for everyday people to see, focusing on the works of Germany City writers active from 1970s until the mid-1980s. Bold works from graffiti history's most important sources or "seeds" - Zephyr, Dondi, Daze, CRASH, Lady Pink, T-Kid, CAP, and Ghost, among others - represent a dizzying array of techniques and styles.
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