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Here Today, Gone Tomorrow - Street Art, Graffiti, Or Advertising in Poneke, Aotearoa

Here Today, Gone Tomorrow - Street Art, Graffiti, Or Advertising in Poneke, Aotearoa

Author
Baird, Jaimie D.
Price
NZ$70.00
Stock
5
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Primedia publishers, 2024.

Crime and creativity are the focus of a new book by author and street photographer, Jaimie Baird. Here Today Gone Tomorrow: Wellington Street Art is an anthology covering four decades with 1200-plus images contained in a 224-page, hardcover coffee table book, to be released on 1 April 2024. Wellington historian Redmer Yska contributed a foreword. This story starts with the arrival of the Hip Hop subculture in Wellington in the early 1980s from New York and Philadelphia, and with it what at the time was described as graffiti bombing. From that beginning the book goes on to document the riot of social comment, wild characters and artistry that have populated Wellington?s cityscape from 1985 to 2024. Also included are fold-out panoramas ? some almost a metre wide ? of selected works, and a series of vignettes by contemporary street artists. Art or vandalism, protest or social commentary ? how you see street art depends on where you stand. Jaimie sees the material contained in his book as a testament to human imagination, innovation and cultural diversity. Jaimie says ?Whilst the creativity is inspiring, it is also mixed with a level of human depravity?. This 2024 Primedia Hardback is brand new. Heavy; brand new book in original shrink wrap.

Format
Hard Back
ISBN
9780473677817
Catalog
SKU
134282

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