Street Art by Johannes Stahl (F. C. Ullmann, 2013) is a book about graffiti and other forms of visual art in public locations. Johannes Stahl examines street art as a phenomenon that is characterised by unofficiality: “it appears in all periods and in all places, from the images names and messages of Pompeii to the elaborately sprayed and pasted walls and train carriages of our own time.”
The richly illustrated book presents various examples of this particular public art form and discusses its artistic and political agendas. The discussed themes include topics such as memorial graffiti, the politics of street art, art history and its relation with street art, hip-hop culture and fashion.
In short: the setting where street art takes place has always been a controversial one. Reason enough to cast a sweeping glance over its history, its idiosyncrasies and the rich store of arguments, humor, beauty, and provocation it has to offer to this discussion.
— Johannes Stahl, Introduction, p. 11
The copy in stock is in very good condition. There are only some minor signs of wear on the edges of the covers.