Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Graffiti as Art

A fascinating new book is available from Taschen, the publishers of fancy schmancy artsy books. 

Trespass. A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art. This book is about more than just graffiti, it also includes performances, protests, and urban reclamation. The Chapter on Environmental Reclamations may be of particular interest to land use and property professors. These ephemeral works of art are great conversation starters for topics such as who decides what communities look like, the role of art and protest in landscape design, and how we interact with urban settings.

- Jessica Owley

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