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Street Art and the War on Terror: How the World's Best Graffiti Artists Said No to the Iraq War

4.11 of 5 stars 4.11  ·  rating details  ·  37 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Bringing togethera stunning array ofantiwar, anti-Bush, andanti-Blair graffiti from the United States, Canada, Europe, Middle East, Japan, and Australia, thisgritty, controversial collection captures many unique images which have survived only a few hours between execution and clean-up.Including achronology of opposition to the war organized by continent, and commentaries ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published September 30th 2007 by Korero Books
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Daniel Robertson
Fantastic art from around the world showing the futility of war is understood on the street. Just a pity those in power can't understand it so easily..
I had high expectations for this book. I was disappointed. The 'street art' ranged from professionally produced posters to poorly-lettered scratches on a wall. Most of the art was simply stenciled-on images of Bush or of a cartoon-like bomb. There was an utter lack of creativity or insight in most of the street art.

The textual commentary seemed often to be written by someone who is not very closely in touch with the history of the past 50 years, and who, amazingly, seems not to be well informed
Jun 09, 2009 Joel rated it 4 of 5 stars
Shelves: art
There was some pretty awesome stuff in this book. The only reason I docked it a star is because some of the stuff included was a real stretch as far as being relevant to the topic of the War on Terror (e.g. a famous wall painting in Tehran that's existed for a couple of decades, and some stencils of superheros in China, etc.) Overall, it's really solid and the art is totally worth checking out and some of the commentary is good. Highly recommended for those that like street art.
Marissa Barbieri
While the copy in this book is fairly abysmal, the images more than make up for it. I've always had a deep love of well-intentioned graffiti, and this shit is pretty much top of the pops in that regard.

Wait, does anyone say "top of the pops" anymore? Or... did they ever?
محمد الهاشمي
This helped me much on my research on "war on terror", documenting some of the most important street art subversive works. But the description was much less informative. Some works didn't reflect the subject really.
I particularly appreciated being able to see art from countries other than the U.S.A.
also stole this from prachi ji, heh heh.
This book will raise your heart rate.
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