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Titel: The Beautiful Walls
Sub titel: Photographic Elevations of Street Art in Los Angeles, Berlin, and Paris

Graffiti is a forceful way of inscribing presence or “being” in the world as well as a means of creating affective links to the potency of natural wonders, religious shrines, and ancient ruins as well as the contemporary cityscape. The photographic elevations presented in this volume represent a graffiti-punctuated pilgrim’s progress built around the aesthetics of defacement. Graffiti- and mural-covered walls, buildings, automobiles, and railcars are the artful wonders, the vibrant shrines, and the dynamic ruins that structured Larry Yust’s pilgrimage to some of the most famed metropolitan centres of the world. He has brought back panoramic souvenirs; vistas that let us be there in a way that is perhaps better than being there. This book celebrates the artistry and audacity of the taggers and un-commissioned muralists who decorate and deface contemporary cities.
2010, 100 pag., Euro 38,75
University of Washington Press, Washington, ISBN 9780977834440


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