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Graffiti L. A.

Street Styles and Art

Graffiti L. A.( )
Author: Grody, Steve
Foreword by: Prigoff, James
ISBN:978-0-8109-9298-6
Publication Date:May 2007
Publisher:Abrams, Inc.
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $39.95
Book Description:

Long before graffiti was adopted as the visual expression of hip-hop culture in the 1980s, Chicano gang members in East Los Angeles had been developing stylized calligraphy and writing on walls. Cholo (gangster) scripts became the first distinctive letter forms to evolve in the modern vernacular tradition of graffiti writing. Today Los Angeles writers of diverse backgrounds draw from a unique confluence of cultures that has led to regionally distinctive styles.Graffiti L.A. provides a...
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Book Details
Pages:304
Detailed Subjects: Art / Graffiti & Street Art
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):8.814 x 1.209 x 9.477 Inches
Book Weight:3.15 Pounds
Author Biography
Grody, Steve (Author)
James Prigoff has spent decades studying and documenting mural art in the United States. He co-author of Spraycan Art has been photographing street art throughout the United States since the early 1970s. He is a board member of the Social and Public Art Resource Center, based in Venice California.

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