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Street Art Africa (Hardcover) Loot Price: R573
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Street Art Africa (Hardcover): Cale Waddacor

Street Art Africa (Hardcover)

Cale Waddacor

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This visually rich survey - the first of its kind - showcases the work of over 200 artists and celebrates the explosion of street art in Africa over the last decade. Including twelve in-depth interviews with street artists active in Africa today as well as coverage of the continent's major street art projects, collectives and festivals, it takes the reader on an introductory tour of the many African street art scenes, with a deeper focus on the most prominent players in Kenya, Morocco, Senegal, South Africa and Tunisia. Topics and projects covered include the monumental project Murais da Leba in Angola, which saw 6,000 square metres of wall covered by local graffiti and visual artists in the Serra da Leba mountain range; the cultural influences and idiosyncrasies of individual street art scenes, and how they mesh with local communities; and eL Seed's project 'Perception', a huge multi-part mural stretching across more than fifty buildings in Cairo's Zaraeeb neighbourhood, revealing a message of hope to its marginalized community in the artist's distinctive 'calligraffiti' style. Text commentaries elaborating on styles and processes, and social and cultural context, are peppered throughout the book, giving the reader further insight into a wealth of striking contemporary visual cultures - and helping make this a must-have for street art fans and practitioners.

General

Imprint: Thames and Hudson
Country of origin: United Kingdom
Release date: November 2020
Authors: Cale Waddacor
Dimensions: 241 x 227 x 26mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 978-0-500-02282-5
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Art forms, treatments & subjects > Other graphic art forms > Graffiti
LSN: 0-500-02282-8
Barcode: 9780500022825

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