1Public Art. Theory, practice and populismCher Krause Knight
This book takes a bold look at public art and its populist appeal, offering a more inclusive guide to America's creative tastes and shared culture. It examines the history of American public art and challenges preconceived notions of public art, expanding its definition to include a broader scope of works and concepts. Expands the definition of public art to include sites such as Boston's Big Dig, Las Vegas' Treasure Island, and Disney World Offers a refreshing alternative to the traditional rhetoric and criticism surrounding public art Includes insightful analysis of the museum and its role in relation to public art. Library
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2Everyday Practice of Public Art Cameron Cartiere and Martin Zebracki
The Everyday Practice of Public Art: Art, Space, and Social Inclusion is a multidisciplinary anthology of analyses exploring the expansion of contemporary public art issues beyond the built environment. It follows the highly successful publication The Practice of Public Art (eds. Cartiere and Willis), and expands the analysis of the field with a broad perspective which includes practicing artists, curators, activists, writers and educators from North America, Europe and Australia, who offer divergent perspectives on the many facets of the public art process. Library
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3Beyond the Street. The 100 Leading Figures in Urban ArtPatrick Nguyen, Stuart Mackenzie
Beyond the Street is comprised of interviews with 100 key players in street and urban art from around the world, each of which is richly illustrated with inspiring images. Its impressive list of participants, as well as the unique diversity of their perspectives, makes the book an authoritative manual on these genres.Buy
4Beautiful Losers: Contemporary Art and Street CultureAaron Rose, Christian Strike, Alex Baker, Arty Nelson, Jocko Weyland
Beautiful Losers is a retrospective celebration of young subcultures spirit, with hundreds of artworks by over two dozen artists, from precursors like Jean-Michel Basquiat, Keith Haring and Larry Clark, to more recent adherents Ryan McGinness, KAWS and Geoff McFetridge. The accompanying essays are contributed by a half-dozen writers who have championed these beautiful losers from the start. Buy
5Art of Rebellion: The World of Street ArtChristian Hundertmark
Street art has taken over the world in recent years. Cities have been "liberated" by artists who are as motivated by the drive to invent new forms of media as they are to create new images. Art of Rebellion features the broadest possible variety of street art including flyers, stickers, spraycan and stencil art, and a host of interesting hybrids that fall somewhere in between. Provocateurs such as use an amazing variety of techniques to create their own individual iconography in projects as crazy as bathrooms painted gold, battle tanks painted pink and cities plastered with pictures of toasters. The ultimate collection of worldwide street art this remarkable book leaves absolutely nothing sacred.Amazon
Banksy, Britain's now-legendary "guerilla" street artist, has painted the walls, streets, and bridges of towns and cities throughout the world. Not only did he smuggle his pieces into four of New York City's major art museums, he's also "hung" his work at London's Tate Gallery and adorned Israel's West Bank barrier with satirical images. Banksy's identity remains unknown, but his work is unmistakable—with prints selling for as much as $45,000.Книжный магазин Лабиринт
7Banksy. You are an Acceptable Level of Threat and If You Were Not You Would Know About itPatrick Potter 2015 The single best collection of photographs of Banksy s street work. Period. You Are An Acceptable Level of Threat concentrates on this singular artist s iconic imagery, spanning the late 90s up until NOW. The locations are from around the world (predominantly the UK, US and Europe), and many images have never been seen before. When Banksy started out painting, the political landscape was bleak. Fortunately now, it's ten times worse. As Banksy s cheerfully aggressive political work becomes ever more relevant, this comprehensive tome sets about presenting his art in the context of the era he was responding to.Amazon
8Trespass: A History Of Uncommissioned Urban Art Carlo McCormick 2010 In recent years street art has grown bolder, more ornate, more sophisticated and—in many cases—more acceptable. Yet unsanctioned public art remains the problem child of cultural expression, the last outlaw of visual disciplines. It has also become a global phenomenon of the 21st century.
Made in collaboration with featured artists, Trespass examines the rise and global reach of graffiti and urban art, tracing key figures, events and movements of self- expression in the city’s social space, and the history of urban reclamation, protest, and illicit performance. The first book to present the full historical sweep, global reach and technical developments of the street art movement, Trespass features key works by 150 artists, and connects four generations of visionary outlaws including Jean Tinguely, Spencer Tunick, Keith Haring, Os Gemeos, Jenny Holzer, Barry McGee,Gordon Matta-Clark, Shepard Fairey, Blu, Billboard Liberation Front, Guerrilla
Girls and Banksy, among others. It also includes dozens of previously unpublished photographs of long-lost works and legendary, ephemeral urban artworks.
9Art in the StreetsJeffrey Deitch, Roger Gastman, Aaron Rose
The first large-scale American museum exhibition to survey the colorful history of graffiti and street art movements internationally. Highlighting the connection between graffiti and street art and other vibrant subcultures, such as those that developed around Hip Hop in the Bronx and skateboarding in Southern California, Art in the Streets explores parallel movements in dance and music. The exhibition is curated by MoCA Director Jeffrey Deitch, working with a curatorial advisory committee that includes Roger Gastman and Aaron Rose.Amazon
A career retrospective of Ron English, the country's most notorious POPagandist, billboard bandit, post-punk prankster and countercultural artist. Ron English has pirated over a thousand billboards over the last twenty years, replacing existing advertisements with his own hand- painted subvertisements. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museums worldwide, from Japan to Europe to the former Soviet Union. Amazon
11Street LogosRstan Manco
Street Logos is a worldwide celebration of these new developments in twenty-first-century graffiti, an essential sourcebook for all art and design professionals, and a delight to everyone excited by the vitality of the street. Amazon
12Wynwood Walls bookCatalog of the project
The book features exclusive texts by the late Tony Goldman, the man behind the vision, and Jeffrey Deitch, curator and former director of The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles,. The book features photographs by Subway Art luminary Martha Cooper and artists texts by Ethel Seno, editor of Taschen’s Trespass: A History of Uncommissioned Urban Art.Website of the project
13Street Art: The Graffiti Revolution Cedar Lewisohn
Tracing street art’s origins in cave painting through the Paris walls photographed by Brassai in the ’20s through the witty, sophisticated imagery found on city streets today, the book also features new and exclusive interviews with key figures associated with street art of the last 35 years, including Lady Pink, Barry McGee, Shepard Fairy, Futura 2000, Malcolm McLaren, Miss Van, and Os Gemeos. Amazon
14OBEY: Supply & Demand - The Art of Shepard FaireyShepard Fairey
Showcasing Fairey's entire body of work, from his early OBEY Giant campaign to his prodigious print output, increasingly ambitious large scale street work and beyond, this massive retrospective covers 20 colorful years. Amazon
15The Art of D*Face: One Man and His Dog D*Face, Shepard Fairey
This long-awaited monograph shows the development of D*Face career as an artist to date, encompassing his continuing street work, and the path that led him from the early beginnings of the street art genre to multiple sell-out solo exhibitions around the world.Amazon
16Паша 183. Наше дело подвиг!Кирилл Кто, Валентин Дьяконов
The publication is devoted to the work of the street artist Pavel Pukhov, better known under the pseudonym Pasha 183. Pavel's work had a significant impact on the development and the perception of street art in Russia, allowing to see in the act of the re-appropriation of the city space a full-fledged artistic expression. Ozon
17Anthony Lister: Adventure Painter Roger Gastman, Shelley Leopold, Tristan Manco
Adventure Painter contains a compelling, action-packed mix of Anthony Lister's gallery work and outdoor paintings. With an international following and a general disregard for borders, this prolific street artist and painter has managed to marry the empathy and abjection of 20th century figuration with the irreverence of the street. Amazon
18Искусство и город. Граффити, уличное искусство, активизм Игорь Поносов 2016 The book describes the main directions and trends in the development of street art from the beginning of the XX century to the present times. This is the first printed publication in Russian, claiming a full analysis of the global phenomenon of street art, which includes the global context and the situation in Russia.
19The World Atlas of Street Art and GraffitiRafael Schacter 2013 The World Atlas of Street Art and Graffiti is the definitive survey of international street art, focusing on the world’s most influential urban artists and artworks. Since the lives and works of urban artists are inextricably linked to specific streets and places, this beautifully illustrated volume features specially commissioned “city artworks” that provide an intimate understanding of these metropolitan landscapes.Amazon
20Objects 3 Russian Street ArtИгорь Поносов 2008 This book is devoted the three-dimensional objects and spatial installations on the streets in Russia. Author are reflecting the experience of using new means of expression by Russian street artists. Most of the submitted projects were created specifically for this publication, which can be interpreted as the readiness of some authors of the local street art community to freely experiment with the environment and open up new ways of expressing. Ozon
21WkInteract: Exterior - Interior ACT WkInteract
WKInteract is a French urban artist currently living in New York City. This book presents a wide spectrum of WKInteract’s dynamic work in one place for the first time. In addition to the lively portraits of skaters, kung-fu masters, boxers and mountain climbers that have become his trademark, it also features his installations and commercial graphic design for clients including Mini, Burton and Yamaha. Amazon
22BACKJUMPS - The Live Issue #3Adrian Nabi
BackJumps - Live Issue # 3, the three-dimensional Live edition of the legendary Backjumps magazine, once again brought the street art scene together to view works of numerous international artists under one roof. The book gives the reader an allinclusive tour of the exhibition rooms, describing with brilliant images and thoughtful texts, the work of the 24 artists and projects. Amazon
23Os Gemeos Pedro Alonzo
Brazilian twin brothers Otavio and Gustavo Pandolfo, best known as Os Gemeos, are credited as leaders of graffiti and urban art in Brazil. This book published on the occasion of their exhibition at The Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston, August 1- November 25, 2012. The oversize format allows the reader to fully enjoy the colors and forms that have endeared The Twins to street art aficionados and gallery-goers alike. Amazon
24Street art / todayBjorn Van Poucke
Elise Luong
Street art / today introduces the fifty world's leading artists and gives a complete idea of "who's who" in the world of street art. High-quality illustrations convey the beauty and energy of street art. The book represents the art works of such artists as Ella & Pitr, Alexis Diaz, Faith47 and others. The publication is in French.à la Médiathèque Institutfrancais de Saint-Pétersbourg
25Le Art se Rue 3Karen Brunel-Lafargue
The book acquaints with various street artists working with the theme of feminism and represents the works of women artists who are engaged in street art. Among the artists represented in the book are such iconic figures as Madame, Mademoiselle Maurice, fafi, BR1 and others. The publication is in French.à la Médiathèque Institutfrancais de Saint-Pétersbourg
26Le Art se Rue 2Karen Brunel-Lafargue
The publication is devoted to the work of twelve artists - pioneers of the French street scene and contains many full-color illustrations and interviews with artists such as Ernest Pignon Ernest, Nemo, Jef, Aerosol, Epsylon point and others.The publication is in French.
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27Street art. Le guideJerome Catz
Street Art. Le guide is an extensive worldwide street art guide covered various countries and continents. The book presents the most interesting trends in the world of street art: the experience of using new technologies in street art, the analysis of the interaction of street art with music, sports, contemporary art and its various trends. The publication is in French.à la Médiathèque Institutfrancais de Saint-Pétersbourg
28Barry McGeeAaron Rose
This hardcover book takes the form of a visual collage, incorporating photographs, drawings, paintings and documentation of past and present installations of world famous street artist Barry McGeeAmazon
29Covert to Overt: The Under/Overground Art of Shepard Fairey
Shepard Fairey 2015 This book showcases the significant amount of art which artist Shepard Fairey has created the last several years: street murals, mixed-media installations, art/music events, countless silk screens, and work from his extremely successful OBEY brand. Amazon
30MAYDAY: The Art of Shepard FaireyShepard Fairey 2010 MAYDAY - The Art of Shepard Fairey is published as a celebration of the collection of paintings from one of the most important artists of our time. Portraits of advocates of the working class and oppressed define this collection and includes the portreits of artists, musicians and writers such as Joe Strummer, Jean Michel Basquiat, Woody Guthrie and Cornel West which have parts to play in stimulating response to injustice. Amazon
31Banksy: The Man Behind the Wall Will Ellsworth- Jones
In the first attempt to tell the full story of Banksy's life and career, Will Ellsworth-Jones pieces together a picture of his world and unpicks its contradictions. Whether art or vandalism, anti-establishment or sell-out, Banksy and his works have become a cultural phenomenon and the question "Who is Banksy?" is as much about his career as it is "the man behind the wall". Amazon

32Street Art Cookbook: A Guide to Techniques and MaterialsBenke Carlsson
Hop Louie
The complete DIY bible of street art. The Street Art Cookbook is a guide to the materials and techniques used within today's most creative and progressive art movement. In hundreds of pictures and illustrations and a dozen of interviews with some of the world's most famous artists, the authors show how street art is made.Amazon
33Graffiti and Street Art (World of Art)Anna Waclawek
The book features a wide range of artists working in different media and styles across multiple countries. It explains the terms and language of street art—from tags and throwies to culture jamming and subvertising—as well as its multiple influences and sub-genres. 211 illustrations in color and black and white Amazon
34Keith Haring, 1958-1990: a life for art Alexandra Kolossa
Book dedicated to one of the most important and influential urban artist whose name became well known all over the world. Mayakovsky Central Municipal Public Library Saint-Petersburg
35NYC BCN : Street Art RevolutionLouis Bou
New York and Barcelona have become the street art capitals of the world, with graffiti, stickers, stencils, and posters turning the urban scenery into outdoor exhibition galleries. NYC BCN explores the the ephemeral street art in these two cities, making it a unique and historical record of an ever-changing creative movement. Amazon


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36Graffiti World: Street Art from Five Continents Nicholas Ganz
Graffiti World, now updated, is the most comprehensive and bestselling survey of graffiti art ever published. The original collection of more than 2,000 illustrations by over 150 artists around the world is joined by a new section devoted to work created in the five years since the book's first edition.Amazon

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37Graffiti Woman: Graffiti and Street Art from Five Continents Nicholas Ganz
Female writers have always been in the vanguard of the graffiti movement, though often shunted to the sidelines by their male counterparts. This exhaustive volume places them front and center, featuring 1,000 full-color illustrations from some of the world’s most prominent artists, including Brazil’s Nina, Japan’s Sasu, Mexico’s Peste, and the Americans Lady Pink, Swoon, and Miss 17. Amazon

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38World Piecebook: Global graffiti Drawings Sacha Jenkins
Jenkins’s and Villorente’s World Piecebook presents rare and personal illustrations straight from the collections of artists such as Atome, Demote, and Casino from Australia; Kas and Resm from Belgium; Swet, Bates, and Rens from Denmark; Os Gemeos from Brazil; Dare and Ders from Switzerland; Shiro, Sniper, and Nezm from Japan; and more. Amazon

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39Graffiti Alphabets: Street Fonts from Around the WorldClaudia Walde
Claudia Walde spent over two years collecting alphabets by 154 artists from thirty countries to show the many different styles and approaches to lettering within the graffiti and street art cultures. Each artist received the same instructions: design all twenty-six letters of the Latin alphabet within the limits of a single page of the book. How they approached this task and selected the media with which to express their ideas was entirely up to them, and the results encompass not just street art but sketches, sculpture, digital art, and photography.Amazon

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40Saber: Mad SocietySaber
mong the thousands of people who make up the graffiti community around the world, there are few names that carry the same legendary quality as SABER. Saber: Mad Society shows the entire scope of artist’s efforts at permanence from oil paintings on canvas to the largest graffiti piece in the world. Alongside a wealth of photos, the monograph comes complete with colorful stories of his graffiti misadventures.Amazon

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41The Birth of Graffiti Jon Naar, 2007The book by famous photographer Jon Naar, author of the cult book "Faith of Graffiti". "The Birth of Graffiti" presents 176 pages of previously unpublished photographs made in 1973 and the text of the graffiti historian Sacha Jenkins. These are the first images of the emerging subculture, which today has become an integral part of the life of big cities.Mayakovsky Central Municipal Public Library Saint-Petersburg

421000 Ideas for Graffiti and Street Art Cristian Campos, 2010"1,000 Ideas for Graffiti and Street Art" is a showcase of urban art suitable for artists of any medium, designers, and other creative artists looking for urban-style inspiration for their visual work.Mayakovsky Central Municipal Public Library Saint-Petersburg

43The Beat of Urban Art Justin Bua, 2009In “The Beat of Urban Art”, artist BUA lays out his unique vision, melding urban rhythms, graffiti, and classical art training. This book is about his life, his work, and the birth of Hip-Hop. Mayakovsky Central Municipal Public Library Saint-Petersburg
44New York Subway Graffiti Tod Lange, 2009This is an informative, nostalgic look at New York subway graffiti. Collection of amazing art works from the 1970s, '80s and '90s, including the work of graffiti artists BLADE, GHOST, SENT, REAS, VEN, WOLF, STRIDER and many other. There are over 235 rare, never-before-published photographs accompanied by personal accounts from the writers talking about their art and recalling their wild antics. Mayakovsky Central Municipal Public Library Saint-Petersburg

45The Faith of GraffitiJon Naar, 2009The Faith of Graffiti is the classic, definitive look at the birth of graffiti as an art form, pairing the fascinating 1974 essay by Norman Mailer—National Book Award and two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Naked and the Dead and The Executioner’s Song—with the stunning, iconic photography of internationally acclaimed photographer Jon Naar. Mayakovsky Central Municipal Public Library Saint-Petersburg

46Subway art: 25th Anniversary EditionMartha Cooper, Henry Chalfant,
During the 1970s and 80s photographers Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant captured the burgeoning New York City graffiti movement. Now 25 years later their bestselling book Subway Art is available with 70 additional photographs and a fresh introduction and afterword. This collector's edition illustrates art form destined to spread worldwide and spawn the present-day street art movement.Mayakovsky Central Municipal Public Library Saint-Petersburg

47Outside the Lines: Street Art Doodle BookDave the Chimp, 2010The Street Art Doodle Book enables you to find your inner street artist without leaving your home. Aimed at all ages, this book challenges you to create your own street art on the page, inspired by some of the best street artists from around the world.Mayakovsky Central Municipal Public Library Saint-Petersburg

48Skateboard StickersMark Munson, Steve Cardwell
Skateboard Stickers celebrates the use of stickers in skateboarding. Showing the full spectrum of skate sticker art, it brings together over 350 of the most memorable stickers ever produced.Mayakovsky Central Municipal Public Library Saint-Petersburg
49Street Art from Around the WorldGarry Hunter, 2012This book is an exciting introduction to the world of street art featuring major street art practitioners including Banksy, Eine, Blek le Rat, Os Gemeos and Evol. A colourful combination of eye-catching imagery and well-informed commentary, it is a thought-provoking presentation to this hotly topical subject.Mayakovsky Central Municipal Public Library Saint-Petersburg
50Casus Pacis / Повод к миру/ Reason for peaceSAM, 2015In the unique collection for its time you can find a detailed description, biography and small interviews of 60 participants of the exhibition, Russian and Ukrainian artists, as well as several foreign authors.issue

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1the online magazine about graffiti, street art and street culture in Russia and abroad, the most authoritative Russian-language edition dedicated to urban culture. The creator of the project, artist Dmitry Aske has published announcements of interesting events, reports, photographs and author's articles about writers, artists, designers and other talented and unusual people for more than ten years.
2Petersburg's magazine and a news blog dedicated to graffiti and street culture. Petrograff is authoritative printed magazine covering the most recent events in the world of graffiti - the magazine regularly publishes the best works of writers from different cities of Russia, interviews and announcements of exhibitions, lectures and other thematic events.
3There are the best collection of images of street artists from Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and other countries. Admins regularly publish author's interviews with the most popular artists, articles devoted to graffiti and street art and various video materials. The social network account is updated daily.
4The community dedicated to street culture in its various forms - exclusive photosets from graffiti events, materials on the history of hip-hop and graffiti movement, street fashion and music. Also community is famous for original collections with archival film materials, reflecting the process of origin of graffiti movement in Russia.
5The Belarusian graffiti blog is a community dedicated to graffiti movement in Belarus. In the social network account there are photos of graffiti on walls and trains, interviews with Belarusian writers and thematic videos.
6The Bon Sujet Graffiti community presents an excellent selection of images by graffiti writers from Russia and countries of Eastern and Western Europe. It is important to note that in the archive of the community you can find many thematic pdf-magazines, including the legendary Extreme 400 ml, magazines "PARAZIT" from the team ЗАЧЕМ, CatsFight, etc.
7The attention of the creators of this community is focused on the trainwriting graffiti. There is a wide selection of images of painted trains made by writers and teams from different cities of Russia, Ukraine, Belarus and European countries.
8The community represents the works of Ukrainian graffiti writers - in the news feed you can find pictures of painted walls and trains, as well as video documentation. It is worth noting useful information collected in community - the special dialog for traveling graffiti writers (exchange of contacts and locations), links to thematic pages in Instagram and Tumblr.
9Graffiti catalog "Urban Roots" is a collection of the most interesting and high-quality graffiti of the post-Soviet space. Through the fixation of new ideas and approaches, interviews with famous artists and information on the most interesting sketches and design developments, the team of "Urban Roots" monitors the development of graffiti movement in Russia.
10BlackBooks1 is an ideal resource for inspiration. This community is dedicated to graffiti sketches - there are many sketches or any other drawings of graffiti writers and those who once practiced graffiti or just painted on the street. Anyone can post photos.
11Another large-scale resource dedicated exclusively to trainwriting, representing extensive photo and video content from around the world.
12There is the web-platform showcasing artists from over 100 countries.
This website is dedicated to the artists who make our world more colourful and the people who help them do what they do best.
13This is a homepage with street art collections, videos around street art and the most beloved street art photos from Street Art Utopia on Facebook. Everybody can send a mail with photos or videos or post it on Street Art Utopia Facebook wall.
14The community dedicated to training in the countries of Eastern Europe. Daily published photos and video reports show the works of the best graffiti writers from Macedonia, Serbia, Bulgaria, Montenegro and the post-Soviet space.
15Community “Hand Styles” documents the development of street culture, including one of it’s original form - graffiti. The community contains photographs and video materials of graffiti writers from Russia and the Post-Soviet space, as well as content found on the Internet. The information about iconic figures for graffiti and street art puts in separate posts.
16The personal site of the French artist Eko, who collects information about graffiti and street art from around the world for more than ten years. Today the site exists in the form of a constantly updated blog and a huge archive.
17A large Russian-language portal that accumulates information about street art from all over the world. The site has an impressive archive of graffiti images, as well as sections devoted to street art, a portfolio of artists and a huge number of thematic videos.
18WOSA is a large international portal that collects information about street art from different countries, whose official Instagram and Facebook pages are regularly updated with photos of the most interesting works from around the world.
19First and best Ukrainian graffiti magazine, since 2003 provides quality content from the streets and suburbs of Kiev, Lviv, Odessa and other cities. Well known in inner circle, this magazine don't pretend to be exclusive, it shows the medium graffiti level which grows up from year to year.
20CatFight magazine is dedicated to girls who are engaged in street art and graffiti. Interesting layout, interviews and many sections, including rubrics devoted to posters and stickers, women's bombing and other girl’s street activities.
21Magazine made by Moscow graffiti team ЗАЧЕМ. On the pages of the PARAZIT, which first published in 2007, is presented information about the life and activity of the most famous graffiti writers from different cities of Russia and abroad.
22Samizdat print magazine “ПЛЕНЭР” about graffiti movement and street art was created in St. Petersburg in 2005. Today is a real rarity.
23The electronic version of the same name magazine, representing graffiti and street art from around the world and interviews with key figures of this art scene.
24Huge archive of pdf graffiti magazines from around the world. Some of the links do not work, but many can be downloaded for free. Many magazines of the early 2000s, which allows you to track the development of graffiti movement.