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"Chalfant and Cooper's individual approaches to shooting the trains complemented one another nicely. As Cooper explains, her partner preferred 'shooting the graffiti and eliminating the context,' while her background in anthropology led her to pay more attention to the surrounding architecture and street life....At the time that the book was first published in 1984, neither Cooper nor Chalfant 'expected that graffiti would become a worldwide phenomenon.'" Christopher Luna, Rain Taxi (Read the entire Rain Taxi review)

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Publisher Comments:

During the 1970s and 80s, photographers Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant captured the environment and the imagination of a generation by documenting the burgeoning New York City graffiti movement. Now 25 years and more than a half a million copies later, their bestselling book Subway Art is available in a large-scale, deluxe format heightening the visual impact of their classic images.

With 70 additional photographs, and a fresh introduction and afterword, this collector's edition illustrates the passion, creativity and resourcefulness of unlikely kids inventing an art form destined to spread worldwide and spawn the present-day street art movement.

Review:

"This lavish new edition stunningly reasserts Subway Art's place as the signal book on the authentic graffiti phenomenon, with pictures you can at last climb into and explore the way devotees of the earlier edition could only dream of." Jonathan Lethem

Review:

"The 1984 book Subway Art, Ms. Cooper's collaboration with Henry Chalfant, a photographer and filmmaker, captured graffiti's golden and assaultive years....the best of the trains live on, in an updated, large-format 25th-anniversary edition." New York Times

Synopsis:

This 25th-Anniversary edition features 70 never-before-seen photographs along with all-new introductions that explore the prolific and sometimes tension-filled rise of graffiti, from gritty train yards to galleries worldwide. 150 full-color photos.

About the Author

Martha Cooper is a Manhattan-based documentary photographer. Her images of graffiti and hip hop culture are world-renowned and widely published. She is the Director of Photography at City Lore.

Henry Chalfant is a sculptor, filmmaker, and photographer in New York. His photos have appeared in many books and he has produced several documentary films on street art and urban culture.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780811868877
Publisher:
Chronicle Books (CA)
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Author:
Cooper, Martha
Author:
Chalfant, Henry
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
General
Subject:
graffiti; street art
Subject:
Popular Culture - Counter Culture
Subject:
Graffiti
Subject:
New york (state)
Subject:
Graffiti -- New York (State) -- New York.
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
Anniversary
Publication Date:
20090431
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
128
Dimensions:
16.60x11.70x.80 in. 4.30 lbs.

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Graffiti and Street Art
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Product details 128 pages Chronicle Books - English 9780811868877 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "Chalfant and Cooper's individual approaches to shooting the trains complemented one another nicely. As Cooper explains, her partner preferred 'shooting the graffiti and eliminating the context,' while her background in anthropology led her to pay more attention to the surrounding architecture and street life....At the time that the book was first published in 1984, neither Cooper nor Chalfant 'expected that graffiti would become a worldwide phenomenon.'" (Read the entire Rain Taxi review)
"Review" by , "This lavish new edition stunningly reasserts Subway Art's place as the signal book on the authentic graffiti phenomenon, with pictures you can at last climb into and explore the way devotees of the earlier edition could only dream of."
"Review" by , "The 1984 book Subway Art, Ms. Cooper's collaboration with Henry Chalfant, a photographer and filmmaker, captured graffiti's golden and assaultive years....the best of the trains live on, in an updated, large-format 25th-anniversary edition."
"Synopsis" by , This 25th-Anniversary edition features 70 never-before-seen photographs along with all-new introductions that explore the prolific and sometimes tension-filled rise of graffiti, from gritty train yards to galleries worldwide. 150 full-color photos.
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