Tuesday, 27 November 2012

INITIAL RESEARCH; BOOKS

1. Appignanesi, R. & Garrat, C. (2007) 'Post-Modernism A Graphic Guide', 11th ed. USA, Totem Books.

A graphic guide to Post-Modernism covering the history, insight and facts about the war, politics, art and how it has influenced design today. I think this will be beneficial to read to gain extra knowledge on the subject of post-modernsim before writing my essay allowing me to analyse the art side of post-modernism, and guide the structure of my analysis better.

2. Gastman, R. & Rowland D. (2006) 'Freight Train Graffiti', 1st ed. China, Midas Printing Ltd.

The first major street art/graffiti scene was in the New York Subway's on the side of trains. This happened around the 70s, leading to an uproar of street art and graffiti which could be seen in suburbs such as the Bronx, where the hip hop seen was also emerging. This background information will be invaluable for my essay.

3. Hall, S. (2012) 'This Means This, This Means That' 2nd Ed. Great Britain, Laurence King Publishing.

This book is about Semiotics, and has a chapter dedicated to art and the deeper understanding of symbols, signifiers and messages; which street art especially portrays.

4. Combs, D. & Combs, H. (2007) 'PEEL: The Art of The Sticker' 1st ed. China, Asia Pacific Offset

A more recent Post-Modern development in the street art scene, featuring stickers with artists' work, or tag displayed. This 'advertising' behaviour started developing with artists such as Basquait, who initially started the tagging trend leading to it becoming a common modern day phenomenon, and can be seen virtually everywhere around cities such as Leeds, Bristol and Sheffield.

5. Croo. (2010) 'The Art of Rebellion III' 1st ed. Unknown, Publikat

A general background and insight to Street Art and Graffiti,

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