Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Street Art, Street Life: From the 1950s to now

This week's Photo Book Tuesday selection is Street Art, Street Life: From the 1950s to Now. Co-published with the Bronx Museum of the Arts, this new title from the Aperture Foundation examines the street for inspiring artists and photographers over the last half century.

From the publisher:
Street Art, Street Life examines the street as subject matter, venue, and source of inspiration for contemporary artists and photographers from the late 1950s to the present. This unique volume includes street photography; documentation of performance, events, and artworks presented in the street; works using material from the street; and examples of street culture.

Through works by almost thirty world-renowned artists,Street Art, Street Life explores a range of themes related to the street: as arena for political and cultural expression, violence and crime, gender roles in an urban context, advertising and commerce, and as counterpoint to museums and other traditional art venues. Street Art, Street Life is published on the occasion of an exhibition of the same name, organized by international curator Lydia Yee.

112 Pages
125 Color Images
$27.97 (currently on sale)

The Aperture Foundation also has a cool newsletter that I would definitely recommend signing up for. 
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