The book features a wide range of artists working in different media and styles across multiple countries. It explains the terms and language of street art—from tags and throwies to culture jamming and subvertising—as well as its multiple influences and sub-genres.
Well researched…quotations from firsthand interviews, numerous illustrations, and a list of websites bear out [the author's] investigation.
Rather than being a concise history, this volume functions primarily as visual analysis of the contemporary street art movement.
Anna Waclawek is Graduate Program Administrator in the Department of Art History at Montreal’s Concordia University.