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Author Dew, Christine.

Title Uncommissioned art : an A-Z of Australian graffiti / Christine Dew
Published Carlton, Vic. ; Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 2007


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 MELB  751.730994 Dew/Uaa  AVAILABLE
 MELB  751.730994 Dew/Uaa  AVAILABLE
 W'PONDS  751.730994 Dew/Uaa  AVAILABLE
Description 271 pages : color illustrations ; 23 x 24 cm
Contents A=Art crimes -- B=Beautiful -- C=City -- D=Drip (sorry about the) -- E=Ephermeral -- F=Flow -- G=Gay (Ethan is) -- H=Hieroglyph -- I=I was here -- J=Jamming -- K=Kings -- L=Legal -- M=Memorial -- N=Nom de plume: not in the name of the father -- O=Old -- P=Play -- Q=Queens -- R=Romantic -- S=Snap! -- T=Train -- U=Unguessed byways -- V=Virtual conversations -- W=Wall -- X=Cross out -- Y=Yuppie go home -- Z=Zero tolerance -- Profile of artists: Merda; Kasino; Atome; Lister; Knab101; Ha-Ha; Tash; Dmote; Puzle; Spice; Vexta
Summary "On the streets of Australian cities there are conversations occurring in paint in public space. Graffiti, stencil and street art are increasingly gaining currency as a potent artform worldwide. In addition to its artistic endeavour, graffiti with its immediacy and ephemeral nature comments on political and social change, and the shape of the urban landscape itself. This illustrated A-Z combines beautiful colour images from Australia's thriving graffiti and street art culture, interviews with some of Australia's most important graffiti and street artists, analysis of the history and evolution of the scene and discussion of urban planning, community and freedom of speech raised by graffiti's presence in public space. Uncommissioned Art: An A-Z of Australian Graffiti offers new ways to look at street art. It will contribute to local, national and international conversations about art and design, popular culture and urban planning." -- Publisher's website. Uncommissioned art offers new ways to decipher contemporary hieroglyphs in the urban landscape. It will contribute to local, national and international conversations about art and design, popular culture and urban planning and shows how large diverse communities interact and share public spaces
Analysis Painting (Australia)
Notes "This is number ninety-two in the second numbered series of the Miegunyah volumes
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Graffiti -- Australia.
Urban landscape architecture.
ISBN 9780522853759 (hbk.)
Other Titles Uncommissioned art : an A to Z of Australian graffiti
A-Z of Australian graffiti