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Publisher Comments:

Evolving from graffiti and street art, the next quantum leap in artistic work is now hitting public

spaces. This is the first book to document the new movement as well as its interplay with art, architecture,

performance, installation, and activism.

Evolving from graffiti and street art, urban interventions are the next generation of

artwork to hit public space. Using any and all of the components that make up urban

and rural landscapes, these mostly spatial interventions bring art to the masses.

They turn the street into a studio, laboratory, club, and gallery. Modified traffic signs,

swings at bus stops, and images created out of sand or snow challenge us to rediscover

our environment and interact with it in new ways. The work is an intelligent and

critical commentary on the planning, use, and commercialization of public space.

With a rich visual selection of projects and methods, Urban Interventions documents

this new artistic approach to urban art that is currently making a profound

mark on our contemporary visual language. The book shows the growing connections

and interplay of this scene with art, architecture, performance, and installation.

Propagators of urban intervention surprise and provoke with work in cities

including New York and London, but also in countries such as China, Columbia,

and Turkey. Everywhere the work appears it turns public spaces into individual

experiences.

Urban Interventions is the first book to document these very current, personal art

projects in a comprehensive way.

Synopsis:

This book is a striking collection of the personal, often playful and thought-provoking installations in urban environments that use and react to walls, traffic signs, trees, ads, and any and all elements of the modern city. It is the first book to document these very current art projects as well as their interplay with fine art, architecture, performance, installation, activism and urbanism in a comprehensive way. This perceptive work brings art to the masses and helps us to rediscover our every day surroundings. It challenges us to question if the cities we have are the cities we need while adding a touch of magic to mundane places and situations.

Product Details

ISBN:
9783899552911
Publisher:
Gestalten Verlag
Subject:
History - Contemporary (1945- )
Editor:
Klanten, R.
Editor:
Hubner, Matthias
Editor:
Ehmann, S.
Editor:
Hubner, M.
Editor:
Klanten, Robert
Author:
Klanten, Robert
Author:
Hubner, Matthias
Subject:
General-General
Subject:
Art
Publication Date:
20100331
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
287
Dimensions:
12 x 9.75 in

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"Synopsis" by , This book is a striking collection of the personal, often playful and thought-provoking installations in urban environments that use and react to walls, traffic signs, trees, ads, and any and all elements of the modern city. It is the first book to document these very current art projects as well as their interplay with fine art, architecture, performance, installation, activism and urbanism in a comprehensive way. This perceptive work brings art to the masses and helps us to rediscover our every day surroundings. It challenges us to question if the cities we have are the cities we need while adding a touch of magic to mundane places and situations.
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