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Urban Street Art

All over the world, urban artists leave their mark on the landscape.  Their canvas is the city itself. Walls, sidewalks, vehicles, any surface will do. Some of these artists are famous, but most receive no recognition. The following ten titles celebrate the work of the street artist. 


 The Art of Urban Sketching: drawing on location Around the World By Gabriel Campanario

 The Art of Urban Sketching is both a comprehensive guide and a showcase of location drawings by artists around the world who draw the cities where they live and travel. Authored by the founder of the nonprofit organization Urban Sketchers, this beautiful, 320-page volume explains urban sketching within the context of a long historical tradition and how it is being practiced today.

  Asphalt Renaissance:  The Pavement Art and 3-D Illusions of Kurt Wenner By Kurt Wenner

 A brilliant account of the rebirth and re-imagining of the art of street painting by top artist Kurt Wenner. He revolutionized this tradition by creating a technique for drawing on pavement in 3-D. This system enables him to craft astounding images that reach out of the ground toward the viewer and appear perilously deep. 

 Banksy: The Man Behind the Wall By Will Ellsworth-Jones

Explores the life and career of the anonymous graffiti artist Banksy.



 Graffiti World: Street Art From Five Continents By Nicholas Ganz; Edited By Tristan Manco

Includes the worldwide history of graffiti; the art of here and now; Graffiti in America, Europe and the rest of the world.   


  Mexican Wall Painting = Bardas de baile By Patricia Cue

Explores mural painting in 21st century Mexico.  Contains text both in Spanish and English. 


 Pavement Chalk Artist: The Three-Dimensional Drawings of Julian Beever By Julian Beever

 Julian Beever is an anamorphic artist in the United Kingdom.  Anamorphic art is designed to look three dimensional when viewed from a certain angle.  Beever has been thrilling pedestrians and anastonishing internet audiences since the 1990s.


 Stay Up! : Los Angeles Street Art By G. James Daichendt; Photographs by Lord Jim; Forward By Smear

 Choronicles the graffiti and street art created in the City of Angels.


 Street Art: The Best Urban Art From Around the World Compiled and Introduced by KET

KET is a street artist from New York City.  Here he has compiled his favorite Urban art from around the world.


 Street Art: The Spray Files By Louis Bou

Offers a comprehensive overview of the street art movement, exploring popular styles, mediums, recurring characters, and influential artists.


  Truck Art: A Decade of Graffiti By Tod Lange and Paul Cavalieri

This book chronicles graffiti created by New York artists on semi-truck trailers.


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