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Street Graphics Cubaby Barry Dawson
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Much of today's most exuberant, most creative, and most telling imagery can be found in the street. A public art gallery of visual icons, each city hosts permanent collections and temporary exhibits, each country reflects its own much-loved identity.
Cuba has a unique place in the world's street galleries, where its colonial past and the revolution have created something vibrantly distinct. Che Guevara is a popular presence, but beyond the ideology the streets provide a venue to enjoy pre-Revolution enamel Coke signs, Crystal beer and Cohiba cigar billboards, the imagery of the Buena Vista Social Club, and a nostalgic look at the chromium trim and high tail fins of 1950s automobiles.
Book News Annotation:
Photographer Barry Dawson's images capture the vibrancy of Cuba's colonial past, as well as a lively contemporary culture of street art representing revolutionary propaganda, 1950s nostalgia, religious fervor, music, and humorous street advertisements. 8.5x9<">.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Cuba has a unique place in the planet's street galleries; its colonial past and its revolution have created something vibrantly different. Barry Dawson's photographic eye captures it all in an inspirational ideas work for students of design.
Barry Dawson's brilliant photographic eye captures it all in an inspirational, all-color ideas book for designers, an evocative medley of impressions for visitors - and would-be visitors - to Cuba and an entertaining cornucopia for the visually curious.
Capturing the vibrant street gallery that lines the avenues and alleys of Havana and beyond, this book profiles the pre-revolution signs for Coke, Crystal beer and Cohiba cigars, plus the musical imagery of the Buena Vista Social Club and the abundance of 1950s tail-finned automobiles. 214 illustrations.
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