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5.0 out of 5 stars Great recount of Graffiti -- from an art perspective, & a historic perspective
Stephen Powers has a great writing style and a great knowledge of graffiti's history. I loved reading his anecdotes on individual artists as well as the history of graffiti on a whole. A great selection of flicks and writing. Buy this!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Scratching on the wall
This book rides totally on the surface of the misunderstood subculture of graffit writers. It fails to address the larger social issues of alienation and angst that most serious graffiti writers feel. Lots of snapshot style pictures that aren't that great considering the subject matter. It's basically a book by a graffiti writer for other graffiti writers. It's strange...
Published on May 20 2002


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2.0 out of 5 stars Scratching on the wall, May 20 2002
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This review is from: The Art of Getting Over: Graffiti at the Millennium (Hardcover)
This book rides totally on the surface of the misunderstood subculture of graffit writers. It fails to address the larger social issues of alienation and angst that most serious graffiti writers feel. Lots of snapshot style pictures that aren't that great considering the subject matter. It's basically a book by a graffiti writer for other graffiti writers. It's strange that for all the attention graffiti writers seem to so desperately to need, their intentions after all is said and done are very shallow.
They have no great cause or social statement to make. If you want to see graffiti that's real, you won't find it in this book
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great recount of Graffiti -- from an art perspective, & a historic perspective, Sept. 14 2011
This review is from: The Art of Getting Over: Graffiti at the Millennium (Hardcover)
Stephen Powers has a great writing style and a great knowledge of graffiti's history. I loved reading his anecdotes on individual artists as well as the history of graffiti on a whole. A great selection of flicks and writing. Buy this!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Three Words, Jan. 24 2004
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This review is from: The Art of Getting Over: Graffiti at the Millennium (Hardcover)
RAZZ, KADISM and SUROC! You can read about New York writers in any book. Reading about these Philadelphia standouts is worth the price alone.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gorgeous book - great pictures, Feb. 10 2003
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A. Sierra "Ari" (New York, New York USA) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Art of Getting Over: Graffiti at the Millennium (Hardcover)
This book is brilliant, pure genius. As soon as I saw that it's printed on a regular graf book, I fell in love with it. It has a brief historical account, but it's from the perspective of someone who actually lived the culture. This book has GREAT pictures and amazing designs that would rival Salvador Dali's genius. I love the murals, love the little tags and how Powers explains the different styles. Just a great book, one of the greatest books on graf I've ever seen.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good lookin, Nov. 17 2002
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This review is from: The Art of Getting Over: Graffiti at the Millennium (Hardcover)
This is a good book to own, particularly as is documents the work of BLADE, SUROC and SMITH/SANE. Get it for the pics.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Inspiring Misdemeanors., March 21 2002
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"arsenionavarro" (Seattle, WA United States) - See all my reviews
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This book is poorly written, but I'm doubt that anyone is buying it for that. There is a nice chronological progression of pictures of various examples of grafitti - some of the stuff at the beginning of the book looks like real trash to me, but towards the end the bigger production pieces are really inspiring. I mean, how many ways can you write your moniker? Apparently the sky is the limit. This book is sure to inspire an idea or two into aspiring illustrators since "Bad artists copy. Good artists steal." (from the book) heh heh heh.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A great toilet companion., Feb. 3 2002
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This review is from: The Art of Getting Over: Graffiti at the Millennium (Hardcover)
Great, colorful pictures, memorable stories, and an superb summary on the history of graffiti. Worth buying for anyone interested in urban art or grahpic design.
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5.0 out of 5 stars broadway elegant, Jan. 5 2002
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R. Florig (Philadelphia, PA United States) - See all my reviews
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This is by far the best graff book i have ever laid my hands on...Espo is a legend and knows exactly what to present about the culture and how to present it...this is the Subway Art/Spraycan Art for the new millennium...there are so many roots in the book it easily and honestly serves both veterans and/or those just learning about graff...the flicks inside provide a wonderful visuals that brilliantly compliment the textual history which has been masterfully laid down...
well worth every penny...
p.s. if you are from philly or new york (especially philly) this book provides a very personalized representation of the effect both these cities had on graff over the years...if i were a bit more emotional it may have brought a tear to my eye...
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5.0 out of 5 stars broadway elegant, Jan. 5 2002
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R. Florig (Philadelphia, PA United States) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: The Art of Getting Over: Graffiti at the Millennium (Hardcover)
This is by far the best graff book i have ever laid my hands on...Espo is a legend and knows exactly what to present about the culture and how to present it...this is the Subway Art/Spraycan Art for the new millennium...there are so many roots in the book it easily and honestly serves both veterans and/or those just learning about graff...the flicks inside provide wonderful visuals that brilliantly compliment the textual history (which has been masterfully laid down)...
well worth every penny...
p.s. if you are from philly or new york (especially philly), this book provides a very personalized representation of the effect both these cities had on graff over the years...if i were a bit more emotional it may have brought a tear to my eye...
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5.0 out of 5 stars Where's the Film?, Oct. 20 2001
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Chaz (Paris, France) - See all my reviews
This review is from: The Art of Getting Over: Graffiti at the Millennium (Hardcover)
I've just finished my second read. As I thumb through some of the chapters on the specific graffiti writers, I sit and wonder when and/or if a screenplay will ever come out detailing the lives of some of these characters like CORNBREAD, AMAZE, REAS, SUROC and RAZZ. These people seem like a film waiting to happen.
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