Thursday, May 25, 2006

The History of Los Angeles Graffiti Art (Volume 1, 1983-1988)

Wooah!! 444 pages with a DVD as well...

Book Description
The History of Los Angeles Graffiti Art, volume one is the first in a series of four books that documents all aspects of Los Angeles graffiti art from 1983 to 2005. Focusing on the 1980s (1983 -1988), volume one recounts the first years of the graffiti movement in Los Angeles. Within the book, you will discover the truth behind the rich history, photos and stories. All experiences and DVD that is included are uncut and real. It¿s exciting and fresh to the point of understanding the culture, without cutting it up. The first volume contains over 446 pages and includes the following sections: Experiences: Every volume contains 56 exclusive detailed interviews. These interviews are free-style, not scripted, and are based on each writer¿s experience, personal views and memories. Spotlights: Special tribute to all writers/artists who made significant contributions and influences to the L.A. Graff scene. Pieces/Burners: Common to never seen before Pieces/Burners showcasing familiar works as well as numerous lost, legendary and forgotten murals. Battles: A special section dedicated to L.A.s first battles between some of the most prolific crews and writers of first era. Blackbooks: Historical detailed drawings done within sketch books called Blackbooks. Articles: Newspaper and magazine pieces related to historical L.A. Graff subject matter. R.I.P.: Memorials for all respected deceased Los Angeles Graffiti writers. DVD: A DVD will be included with each book. Each DVD contains over 30 slide shows of various L.A. writers. The DVDs consist of the graffiti writers breathing life into their own work while sharing their experiences with the authors. The DVDs are uncut, raw and true. Readers will be able to place a voice on the parade of slides from the respective writers.

Product Dimensions: 10.25 x 9.5 inches. 444 pages.
Weight: 6.2 pounds.
Alva & Reiling Publications; 1st edition (2006)

• Check the website for more info.
Amazon link.
• Interview with authors here.

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