• Graffiti & street art
      August 2010

      Street Art Doodle Book

      Outside the Lines

      by Dave the Chimp

      This is a doodle book with a twist: it uses art more commonly found on the street. Some of the coolest street artists from around the world have contributed drawings, puzzles and characters designed to inspire creativity. The book features artworks by over sixty of the world's most famous and inventive graffiti artists. And all of these pieces have been created with a view to engaging the budding street artist to complete them in their own way. The book will appeal to hip parents and fans of street art aged six upwards.

    • Graffiti & street art
      September 2014

      Popular and Visual Culture

      Design, Circulation and Consumption

      by Editor(s): Clara Sarmento, Ricardo Campos, Rúben Rodrigues de Pinho, Nuno Duarte

      Popular and Visual Culture: Design, Circulation and Consumption is a transnational project that fosters a dialogue with multiple origins, both in geographical and academic terms. From the onset, this book questions the concepts of visual and popular culture, terms which are currently applied both to describe scientific fields, as operative concepts in theoretical discourse, and to characterize specific cultural contexts. The book’s analysis and categorization of visual and popular culture pursues discourses and practices which mark different historical eras and shape social orders. Because popular iconic and written productions are the outcome of a network of political, economic, ideological and social circumstances that are often hardly detectable and too taken for granted to be critically recognized, even by those who draw, paint or write (and live) under their influence. That is why visual figurations of popular culture should be studied as the support of a deeply motivated symbolic discourse on the values shared by a community.This book deals, in a way or another, with how popular and visual artefacts and sceneries are socially built, preserved and/or contested. The volume brings together, not only different disciplinary perspectives, but also diverse empirical phenomena, while approaching the wide subject of visuality and popular culture.

    • Conservation, Restoration & Care of Artworks
      April 2015

      Conservation Issues in Modern and Contemporary Murals

      by Editor(s): Mercedes Sánchez Pons, Will Shank, Laura Fuster López

      This volume represents a forum for conservators, conservation scientists, artists and heritage managers. It includes the voices of many of the different partners involved in the complex task of preserving artworks:• The vital experience of artists who create murals and are sometimes asked to treat their creations;• Theoretical reflections on how to deal methodologically with conservation;• Scientific studies on the identification of constituent materials and/or on the development of procedures for their preservation;• The opinion of cultural managers;• The specific experiences of conservators.All of the above must have a voice in the difficult task of preserving such a challenging and changing heritage.Este volumen se plantea como un foro de encuentro entre conservadores restauradores, científicos, artistas y gestores del patrimonio. En él se incluye el trabajo de los diferentes interlocutores que participan en la compleja tarea de conservar una obra de arte: • La experiencia vital del artista creador de murales, que a veces es llamado para restaurar lo que ya hizo;• Las reflexiones teóricas sobre el modo de enfrentarnos metodológicamente a su conservación y restauración;• Los estudios científicos destinados a la identificación de materiales constitutivos o la puesta a punto de procedimientos para su conservación;• La opinión de quienes se encargan de su gestión;• Las experiencias concretas de conservadores restauradores.Todos ellos deben tener voz en la difícil tarea de conservar un patrimonio complejo y cambiante.

    • Graffiti & street art
      September 2014

      Popular and Visual Culture

      Design, Circulation and Consumption

      by Editor(s): Clara Sarmento, Ricardo Campos, Rúben Rodrigues de Pinho, Nuno Duarte

      Popular and Visual Culture: Design, Circulation and Consumption is a transnational project that fosters a dialogue with multiple origins, both in geographical and academic terms. From the onset, this book questions the concepts of visual and popular culture, terms which are currently applied both to describe scientific fields, as operative concepts in theoretical discourse, and to characterize specific cultural contexts. The book’s analysis and categorization of visual and popular culture pursues discourses and practices which mark different historical eras and shape social orders. Because popular iconic and written productions are the outcome of a network of political, economic, ideological and social circumstances that are often hardly detectable and too taken for granted to be critically recognized, even by those who draw, paint or write (and live) under their influence. That is why visual figurations of popular culture should be studied as the support of a deeply motivated symbolic discourse on the values shared by a community.This book deals, in a way or another, with how popular and visual artefacts and sceneries are socially built, preserved and/or contested. The volume brings together, not only different disciplinary perspectives, but also diverse empirical phenomena, while approaching the wide subject of visuality and popular culture.

    • Conservation, Restoration & Care of Artworks
      April 2015

      Conservation Issues in Modern and Contemporary Murals

      by Editor(s): Mercedes Sánchez Pons, Will Shank, Laura Fuster López

      This volume represents a forum for conservators, conservation scientists, artists and heritage managers. It includes the voices of many of the different partners involved in the complex task of preserving artworks:• The vital experience of artists who create murals and are sometimes asked to treat their creations;• Theoretical reflections on how to deal methodologically with conservation;• Scientific studies on the identification of constituent materials and/or on the development of procedures for their preservation;• The opinion of cultural managers;• The specific experiences of conservators.All of the above must have a voice in the difficult task of preserving such a challenging and changing heritage.Este volumen se plantea como un foro de encuentro entre conservadores restauradores, científicos, artistas y gestores del patrimonio. En él se incluye el trabajo de los diferentes interlocutores que participan en la compleja tarea de conservar una obra de arte: • La experiencia vital del artista creador de murales, que a veces es llamado para restaurar lo que ya hizo;• Las reflexiones teóricas sobre el modo de enfrentarnos metodológicamente a su conservación y restauración;• Los estudios científicos destinados a la identificación de materiales constitutivos o la puesta a punto de procedimientos para su conservación;• La opinión de quienes se encargan de su gestión;• Las experiencias concretas de conservadores restauradores.Todos ellos deben tener voz en la difícil tarea de conservar un patrimonio complejo y cambiante.

    • Graffiti & street art
      October 2011

      Banksy Myths & Legends

      A Collection of the Unbelievable and the Incredible

      by Marc Leverton

      A collection of the myths, rumours and legends surrounding Banksy.

    • Graffiti & street art
      July 2014

      Banksy. You Are An Acceptable Level of Threat and If You Were Not You Would Know About it

      by Gary Shove, Patrick Potter

      The single best collection of photographs of Banksy's street work. Period. You Are An Acceptable Level of Threat concentrates on this singular artist's iconic imagery, spanning the late '90s up until the end of 2011.

    • Graffiti & street art
      March 2015

      Banksy Myths & Legends Volume 2

      by Marc Leverton

      A further collection of the myths, rumours and legends surrounding Banksy.

    • Graffiti & street art
      September 2019

      Instafame

      Graffiti and Street Art in the Instagram Era

      by Macdowell, Lachlan

      Instafame charts the impact of Instagram—one of the world's most popular social media platforms—on visual culture in the mere eight years since its launch. MacDowell traces the intuitive connections between graffiti, street art, and Instagram, arguing that social media's unending battle for a viewer's attention is closely aligned with eye-catching ethos of unsanctioned public art. Beginning with the observation that the scroll of images on a sideways phone screen resembles nothing so much as graffiti seen through the windows of a moving train, Macdowell moves outward to give us a wide-ranging look at how Instagram has already effected a dramatic shift in the making and viewing of street art.

    • Graffiti & street art
      September 2019

      Instafame

      Graffiti and Street Art in the Instagram Era

      by Macdowell, Lachlan

      Instafame charts the impact of Instagram—one of the world's most popular social media platforms—on visual culture in the mere eight years since its launch. MacDowell traces the intuitive connections between graffiti, street art, and Instagram, arguing that social media's unending battle for a viewer's attention is closely aligned with eye-catching ethos of unsanctioned public art. Beginning with the observation that the scroll of images on a sideways phone screen resembles nothing so much as graffiti seen through the windows of a moving train, Macdowell moves outward to give us a wide-ranging look at how Instagram has already effected a dramatic shift in the making and viewing of street art.

    • Literature & Literary Studies
      March 2019

      Mid-century gothic

      The uncanny objects of modernity in British literature and culture after World War II

      by Lisa Mullen

      Mid-Century Gothic defines a distinct post-war literary and cultural moment in Britain, lasting ten years from 1945-55. This was a decade haunted by the trauma of fascism and war, but equally uneasy about the new norms of peacetime and the resurgence of commodity culture. As old assumptions about the primacy of the human subject became increasingly uneasy, culture answered with gothic narratives that reflected two troubling qualities of the new objects of modernity: their uncannily autonomous agency, and their disquieting intimacy with the reified human body. The book offers fresh readings of novels, plays, essays and films of the period, unearthing neglected texts as well as reassessing canonical works. By bringing these into dialogue with the mid-century architecture, exhibitions and material culture, it provides a new perspective on a notoriously neglected historical moment and challenges previous accounts of the supposed timidity of post-war culture.

    • Literature & Literary Studies
      March 2019

      Mid-century gothic

      The uncanny objects of modernity in British literature and culture after World War II

      by Lisa Mullen

    • Literature & Literary Studies
      March 2019

      Mid-century gothic

      The uncanny objects of modernity in British literature and culture after World War II

      by Lisa Mullen

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