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This study investigates the idea and practice of liveness in modern music. Understanding what makes music live in an ever-changing musical and technological terrain is one of the more complex and timely challenges facing scholars of current music, where liveness is typically understood to represent performance and to stand in opposition to recording, amplification, and other methods of electronically mediating music. The book argues that liveness itself emerges from dynamic tensions inherent in mediated musical contexts—tensions between music as an acoustic human utterance, and musical sound as something produced or altered by machines. Sanden analyzes liveness in mediatized music (music for which electronic mediation plays an intrinsically defining role), exploring the role this concept plays in defining musical meaning. In discussions of music from both popular and classical traditions, Sanden demonstrates how liveness is performed by acts of human expression in productive tension with the electronic machines involved in making this music, whether on stage or on recording. Liveness is not a fixed ontological state that exists in the absence of electronic mediation, but rather a dynamically performed assertion of human presence within a technological network of communication. This book provides new insights into how the ideas of performance and liveness continue to permeate the perception and reception of even highly mediatized music within a society so deeply invested, on every level, with the use of electronic technologies.

‪Publisher‬  ‪Routledge, 2013‬ 

‪ISBN‬  ‪1136155287, 9781136155284‬



by Michael Buhrs Otto Letze (Oct 1, 2012)

  • Publisher: Hirmer Verlag GmbH (October 1, 2012) Language: German
  • ISBN-10: 3777454516  ISBN-13: 978-3777454511



Unprecedented in scope, The History of American Graffiti is the definitive story behind the most influential art form of the last one hundred years. Tracing the evolution of the medium from its early freight-train days to its big-city boom on the streets of New York City and Philadelphia, and to its modern-day influences, this volume is a compelling look at the key moments, places, and players in an art form distinctly American in flavor yet global in its reach. 
Featuring behind-the-scenes stories and profiles gleaned from more than four years' worth of interviews with graffiti's most prominent names, as well as its lesser-known pioneers, authors Roger Gastman and Caleb Neelon provide an insider's perspective on the history of the medium. Not only do they reveal the most popular trends and styles that have dominated the scene for the last fifty years but they also provide a thorough examination of the regional differences among major American hubs—New York, Los Angeles, the Bay Area, Chicago—and under-the-radar scenes in cities like Washington, D.C., Boston, and Miami. All told, more than twenty-five American cities are profiled, making this one of the most comprehensive volumes on the subject.
With more than one thousand photographs—the majority of which are seen here for the first time—from more than two hundred photographers, most of whom also created the artwork, The History of American Graffiti captures the look and feel of a genuine American art form with exceptional clarity and detail. An instant classic, this book is the ultimate resource to which aficionados of the art form will turn again and again, and which the uninitiated will regard as the definitive tutorial of all that is graffiti.

Publisher: Harper Design (April 5, 2011) Language: English

SBN-10: 0061698784     ISBN-13: 978-0061698781


The Emergence of the POP Imagists.

The Emergence of the Pop Imagist features a strong selection of painting, sculpture and digital media, highlighting a diverse assortment of captivating imagery. The exhibition brought together twenty-two celebrated artists who have exhibited at the Jonathan LeVine Gallery, including: 
Alex Gross, 
Clayton Brothers, Dan Witz, 
Doze Green, 
Erik Mark Sandberg, 
Esao Andrews, 
Fulvio DiPiazza, 
Gary Baseman
, Jeff Soto, 
Jim Houser, 
Joe Sorren, and Jud Bergeron (collaboration), 
Marco Mazzoni, Mario Martinez (aka Mars-1) Natalia Fabia, Nicola Verlato, Ray Caesar, Ron English, Sam Gibbons, Scott Musgrove, Tara McPherson, 
Van Arno, WK. 

Bonelli Paperback Vanillaedizioni | Pub. Date: 2011 |
ISBN: 8860571235 | ISBN-13: 9788860571236 (Pages 48-51)
Art In The Streets.
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.
By Jeffrey Deitch Roger Gastman Aaron Rose
Hardcover | Skira Rizzoli | Pub. Date: 2011-04-12 |
ISBN: 0847836177 | ISBN-13: 9780847836178 (Pages 50 & 88)


Street art has firmly established itself as a facet and attitude in the landscape of contemporary art. Today, young artists are going beyond their work on the streets to present their innovative styles in galleries. They are aspiring to follow in the footsteps of stars of the scene such as Shepard Fairey, Faile, and Os Gêmeos, who have already exhibited their work in renowned museums including the Tate Modern and Fondation Cartier. 
Walls & Frames takes a detailed and authentic look at the intersection of young street art and contemporary art. Its fresh outlook appeals to those familiar with these developments and new to the scene as well as to a wide range of artists, collectors, gallerists, journalists, and designers. 
Editors: Maximiliano Ruiz
Release Date: September 2011
Language: English
ISBN: 978-3-89955-376-5

Beyond the Street

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. For the first time, this 400-page tome brings together the direct points of view of leading artists and the most important sales outlets for street art as well as key commentators, collectors, and enthusiasts. Combined, these separate and distinct outlooks create a uniquely authentic collective portrait of street and urban art that is captivating, informative and entertaining. Features: 12ozProphet. Aaron Rose. Agnès B. Akay. Alexandre Farto (a.k.a. Vhils). Alëxone Dizac. A.L.I.C.E. Gallery. Andipa Gallery. Anthony Lister. Bast. Beejoir. Black Rat Press Gallery. Blek le Rat. BLK / MRKT Gallery. Blu. Boris Hoppek. Boris Tellegen (a.k.a. Delta). Brad Downey. Carmichael Gallery. Christie’s. Circleculture Gallery. Conor Harrington. Dan Witz. Dave Kinsey. David Choe. Deitch Projects. D*Face. Dolk. Doze Green. Dzine. Eine. Elbow-Toe. Ericailcane. Escif. Faile. Futura. Gaia. Galerie L.J. Galerie Magda Danysz. Galleria Patricia Armocida. Herakut. HuskMitNavn. Iguapop Gallery. Invader. Jonathan LeVine Gallery. José Parlá. JR. Judith Supine. Juxtapoz Magazine. kennardphillipps. Know Hope. Labrona. Lazarides Gallery. Logan Hicks. Lucas Price (a.k.a. Cyclops). Lucy McLauchlan. Mark Jenkins. Martha Cooper & Henry Chalfant. Matt Small. Miss Van. Mode 2. Momo. N2 Gallery. New Image Art. Nick Walker. Nuart Festival. Nuria Mora. Os Gêmeos. Other. Patti Astor. Pedro Alonzo. Phillips de Pury & Company. Retna. Ron English. Saber. Sam3. Shepard Fairey. Sixeart. Slinkachu. Sotheby’s. Souled Out Studios. Speto. SpY. Stelios Faitakis. Stephan Doitschinoff (a.k.a. Calma). Steve Powers (a.k.a. ESPO). StolenSpace Gallery. Studio Cromie / FAME Festival. Subliminal Projects Gallery. Sweet Toof. Swoon. Tate Modern. Titi Freak. Todd James. Tristan Manco. V1 Gallery. WallKandy Art Forum. Walter Nomura (a.k.a. Tinho). WK Interact. Wooster Collective. Zevs.
By Patrick Nguyen  Stuart MackenzieHardcover |
April 2010ISBN: 978-3-89955-290-4


Publisher‬  ‪Universal-Publishers, 2011‬ 

‪ISBN‬  ‪1612334075, 9781612334073‬




...puts you right inside the head of Tod Munn, a perpetually hungry, poor bully who survives his nasty rich kid/poor kid school by pretending to be dumber than he is. But as the book opens, this strategy isn't holding: he's in detention and given one last chance to convince a school counselor to let him stay at school. The journal he writes in detention--the explanation of his crimes--is the book Scrawl. As the book unfolds, we follow Tod through some excellent adventures, all of which build to a climax that feels transformative without being preachy. 
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press (September 14, 2010)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1596434171
ISBN-13: 978-1596434172


Street Art San Francisco ; Mission Muralismo

With 600 stunning photographs, this comprehensive book showcases more than three decades of street art in San Francisco's legendary Mission District. Beginning in the early 1970s, a provocative street-art movement combining elements of Mexican mural painting, surrealism, pop art, urban punk, eco-warrior, cartoon, and graffiti has flourished in this dynamic, multicultural community.
Rigo, Las Mujeres Muralistas, Gronk, Barry McGee (Twist), R. Crumb, Spain Rodriguez, the Billboard Liberation Front, Swoon, Sam Flores, Neckface, Shepard Fairey, Juana Alicia, Os Gemeos, Doze Green, Reminesce, and Andrew Schoultz are among the many artists who have made the streets of the Mission their public gallery. Essays and commentaries by insiders involved with the movement document the artistic, social, and political forces that have shaped Mission Muralismo.
Publication Date: June 1, 2009 | Edition: 1
SBN-10: 0810996359 | ISBN-13: 978-0810996359 | 

San Francisco Street Art 

A must-have for any street art enthusiast, this book presents the most mind blowing examples of renegade creativity in San Francisco. San Francisco's vibrant street art scene exists in areas off the city's well-worn tourist paths. The alleyways and hidden side streets of the Haight, the Tenderloin, and especially the Mission district's Clarion Alley offer unexpected treats to visitors lucky enough to stumble upon them. For more than five years, photographer Steve Rotman has obsessively documented this scene as it evolved on walls, sidewalks, billboards, fences, doors, and other public spaces. Culled from thousands of images, the result is a collection of work that attests to the artists' personal and stylistic diversity, from Mars1's robotic depictions of alternate universes which reflect the local counterculture spirit, to Neck Face's whimsically ghoulish creatures that serve as a testament to entrepreneurial hipsterdom, to Bigfoot's friendly green primates inspired by the area's rich graffiti culture. San Francisco's charm as an international destination also causes foreign artists to contribute to the street dialogue--Brazilian duo Os Gemeos, Londoner D*Face and German painter Dome have all graced the city's walls with their unique points of view. An enterprising photographer, Rotman has forged relationships with many of these often-reclusive artists, allowing him access to some of the lesser-known corners of the street art world.
  • Publisher: Abrams; First Edition edition (June 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810996359
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810996359




International street artists are currently conquering the art market, with auction houses, collectors, and galleries demanding top prices for their work.        This book and DVD package features interviews with key artists including Banksy, Futura, Ramm:ell:zee, Os Gemeos, Invader, Barnstormers, WK Interact, Zevs, Blek le Rat, Andr , Noki, and Eine. Graffiti-inspired street art pioneers Futura, Ramm:ell:zee, and Blek le Rat discuss their own work, how street art was born out of the days of subway train graffiti, spraypainting and tagging, and how the new movement of street artists are doing things differently. Filmed in New York, London, Paris, S o Paulo, and Tokyo, the accompanying documentary shows the artists at work: Zevs practicing his "Visual Kidnappings" of advertising billboards, Blek le Rat sticking up outsized stencils, Os Gemeos painting their lyrical, folklore-inspired murals; and Invader putting up his unique mosaic wall tile images.






Envisioning diaspora

Asian American visual arts collectives from Godzilla, Godzookie to the barnstormers
This timely volume is the first to cover the post-90s wave of New York-based, Asian-American art collectives including Basement Workshop, Godzilla: Asian American Art Network, Godzookie and the Barnstormers. Envisioning Diasporaputs these groups into an art-historical context, focusing on the impact that the 1960s Asian-American art movement has had in the U.S. and internationally through interviews and never-before-published archival images. Curator, filmmaker and arts writer Alexandra Chang traces the term "Asian American," which began as an outgrowth of the late-1960s civil rights movement and has become integrated into the contemporary mainstream multicultural discourse. She examines the formation of artist collectives, delving into the identity politics, aesthetics and diaspora of Asian-American art. Dynamically designed by Jonathan Lo, the book includes three custom bookmarks and a cover that flips out to reveal a full-color image of an artwork by Barnstormer Kenji Hirata, photographed by the artist GION.
SBN: 988175223X
ISBN-13: 9789881752239




SUBWAY ART 25th Edition

During the 1970s and 80s, photographers Martha Cooper and Henry Chalfant captured the environment and the imagination of a generation by documenting the burgeoning New York City graffiti movement. Now 25 years and more than a half a million copies later, their bestselling book Subway Art is available in a large-scale, deluxe format heightening the visual impact of their classic images. 
With 70 additional photographs, and a fresh introduction and afterword, this collector's edition illustrates the passion, creativity and resourcefulness of unlikely kids inventing an art form destined to spread worldwide and spawn the present-day street art movement.
By Martha Cooper Henry Chalfant 
Hardcover | Chronical Book | Pub. Date: 2009 
ISBN: 0847836177 | ISBN-13: 9780847836178 (Pages 50 & 88)

In The Land of the Retinal Delights
Since 1994, Juxtapoz Magazine, published in San Francisco, has provided a forum for so called Lo-Brow art-work inspired by comics, hot rods, and popular culture --and has become, in the years since, the most widely read art magazine in the United States. Juxtapoz provides a voice and validation for a brand of artist, like founder Robert Williams, Mark Ryden, Coop, Camille Rose Garcia, Glen Barr, the Clayton Brothers, Isabel Samaras, Joe Coleman, and many, many others, who have not historically been accepted by the typical art-world infrastructure of collector, curator, and critic. However, since its founding, it has become the leverage point for the creation of its own infrastructure that supports Juxtapozian art with galleries around the world, collectors, increasing critical attention, and museum exhibitions at adventurous institutions. This exciting and provocative collection presents a group of artists who rejected traditional rules of the art establishment and created their own canon, known as the Juxtapoz School. Published in conjunction with the Laguna Art Museum for the 2008 exhibition In the Land of Retinal Delights.
New York Street Art
ISBN-10: 1584233176 | ISBN-13: 978-1584233176 
| Publication Date: January 15, 2009 | Edition: First


Brilliant images of graffiti collected from all over the world and preserved here before the legions employed to destroy them and chip them off the walls. This is art driven by existential hunger, art that attacks you only if you are lame, art that inspires mystery and creativity. 11 Spring St NY was a much-loved site that became a graffiti landmark. Before it was redeveloped it inspired acts of love and passion: Lou Reed made it the subject of a poem and Untitled preserves it in all of its glory. Includes works by Banksy, Faile, Dface, Swoon, Bast, Blu, Blek Le Rat, Obey, Dolk, Eine, Gaia, Elbowtoe, Hush, Copyright, Mir, Dan Witz, Space Invader, Armsrock, Doze Green, Know Hope, Skullphone, WKInteract, Skewville, Borf, Ame72, Sam3, Eelus, Miss Bugs, Rene Gagnon, The London Police, Michael De Feo and many more.
Publisher Pro-Actif Communications, 2008
ISBN 0955912105, 9780955912108



A small but well done photography book documenting Doze Green and David Ellis collaboration painting of an elevator SHAFT in San Francisco.  The book documents the location and process used to create a vertical mural within an elevator shaft by Doze Green and David Ellis. Softcover about 4 pages with a pullout fold out poster of the artwork included.
By: Doze Green David Ellis 
Upper Playground | Pub. Date: 2008-01)
ISBN: 0979086280 | ISBN-13: 9780979086281




Wild Style is truly a classic film, having inspired countless artists, musicians and writers with unforgettable scenes starring the era's most memorable personalities.To celebrate the film's silver anniversary, the book Wild Style The Sampler provides an inside look at the making of the film, it's release, and the reverberations it caused around the world.
  • Publisher: powerHouse Books (July 1, 2007
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1576873641
  • ISBN-13: 978-1576873649



Total Chaos

Hip-hop is one of the most important global arts movements of the past two decades, moving beyond rap music to transform theater, dance, performance, poetry, literature, fashion, design, photography, painting, and film. Through essays, interviews, roundtable discussions, and more, Total Chaos provides a deep, incisive look at the hip-hop arts movement in the voices of its pioneers, innovators, and mavericks.
Pub. Date: January 2007 
Publisher: Basic Books 
Format: Paperback , 400pp 
Sales Rank: 708,796 
ISBN-13: 9780465009091 
ISBN: 0465009093





From the creator of the bestselling Gangsta Rap Coloring Book comes a new activity book for kids and kids at heart. The Heavy Metal Fun Time Activity Bookhas all the fun of a heavy metal parking lot without all the moshing and beer stains on your favorite band T-shirt. With a foreword by party anthem master Andrew W.K., the book gives headbangers the chance to color legends like Metallica, Danzig, and Pantera; help get Spinal Tap through a backstage maze; complete the Black Metal word scramble and hair metal crossword; draw themselves into a Gene Simmons mask; make words using the letters in YNGWIE MALMSTEEN; solve Heavy Metal Sudoku (hint: it's all 6's); and so much more! "At last, an activity [book] for Metal Heads. From Slipknot to Spinal Tap, the brain teasers are all there. Use some magic and the answers are sure to come." -Ronnie James Dio, former front man, Black Sabbath and Rainbow
  • Publisher: ECW Press (September 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 155022798X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1550227987



Burning New York

A companion volume to Broken WindowsBurning New York showcases the best large-scale graffiti pieces documented over a five year period from 2001 – 2006. Picking up where Broken Windows leaves off, Burning New York tells the story of graffiti in the new millennium through the lens of photographers James and Karla Murray. As expected, the Murrays' inscrutable landscape format photographs feature proudly, and their work in the street collecting interviews and intimate portraits of the graffiti writers in action brings the scene to life.

Central to the story are the New York City natives, both those climbing the ranks, as well as the old-school writers, who have been honing their skills for decades. In addition to the hometown talent, genre defying graffiti writers from around the world make the pilgrimage to study old school forms, and to make their own individual contribution to the evolution of the craft. All leave their mark.

Central to the story are the New York City natives, both those climbing the ranks, as well as the old-school writers, who have been honing their skills for decades. In addition to the hometown talent, genre defying graffiti writers from around the world make the pilgrimage to study old school forms, and to make their own individual contribution to the evolution of the craft. All leave their mark.
ISBN-10: 1400032261 | ISBN-13: 978-1400032266 |
Publication Date: August 8, 2006 | Edition: First Edition

Where'd You Get Those?

TESTIFY BOOKS is proud to announce the long-awaited paperback publication of Bobbito Garcia’s magnum sneaker opus, Where’d You Get Those? New York City’s Sneaker Culture: 1960-1987. Hailed as an instant classic upon its 2003 hardcover release, and selling out its 13,000 copy first printing in less than eight weeks, Vogue called WYGT? “a welcome addition to New York cultural history,” while The Post raved: “This is sneaker anthropology; you could teach a college course using it as a textbook.”
While chronicling the rise of sneakers through the lean years of the 1960s, the bulk of WYGT? examines sneakers released between the golden years of 1970-1987. Information-packed entries for each model include all of the color combinations available, nicknames for particular models, any relevant athlete endorsement, and (hilarious) running commentary from a rogue’s gallery of fanatics who weigh in on the pros and cons of each sneaker. Ancillary chapters cover all of the other angles, from stealing kicks, to customizing them, to lacing them, to accessorizing them….It’s all here. Everything you ever wanted to know about the production, distribution, and comsumption of sneakers during the seminal years of sneaker culture in New York—the city that set the stage for the worldwide dominance of today’s sneaker industry.
Interviewees in WYGT? include but are not limited to: Richard “Pee Wee” Kirkland, Joe “The Destroyer” Hammond, Joe Skie, Lincoln Parker, Ray Garcia, Theodore Lake, John Merz, Mark Pearson, Jazzy Art aka SET 3, Turk Gumusdere, Ahmad Hooper, Prime Minister Pete Nice, Blake Lethem aka SCOTCH, MC Serch, Mike Drake, Jorge “Fabel” Pabon, Jorge “Kurious” Alvarez, Schott Lee Jacobs, Michael Greene aka EMZ, Steve Brock, Prof. Will Strickland, COCO 144, Fab 5 Freddy, KRS-ONE, Crazy Legs, Frosty Freeze, DOZE Green, Rakim, Seth Rosenfeld, Udi Avshalomov and so many more!
  • Publisher: Testify Books (September 15, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0972592032
  • ISBN-13: 978-0972592031


Girlhood In America




In 2001 the BLK/MRKT Gallery was created as a way to present emerging design talent as well as compelling urban art and fine art. BLK/MRKTs remarkable selection of artists and its professional approach have largely contributed to the increased reputation of street art, its transition into museums and galleries and the global acceptance of Urban Art as a leading contemporary art form.

BLK/MRKT ONE presents the gallerys artists and their work, including both up and coming and established urban and contemporary artists such as Deanne Cheuk, WK Interact, Dave Kinsey, Evan Hecox, Tiffany Bozic, Ben Tour, Doze Green and many more. This book is a whos who of the scene and is characterized by the rich variety of styles and visual idioms, its celebration of rising masters and the promise of discovery. The colours are as bright as they need to be; the art for the most part clever, striking and sometimes beautiful. A huge range of styles makes this a compelling and fascinating document of street-into-gallery art.






Thinking Visually

The first book in the Basics Illustration series, this book introduces and explores the challenge of the visual interpretation of text. Conceptual and interpretive illustration, experimental mark making, observational and intuitive drawing, the importance of visual metaphors, image construction, satire, the fusion of traditional and digital, research and archiving, cultural developments, and current issues--all aspects of the craft of illustration are presented here, with complete, authoritative text and visuals. Designed for students, but packed with thoughtful ideas and comprehensive insight, Basics Illustration: Thinking Visually provides a broad understanding of illustration in the context of communication design.
  • Publisher: Ava Publishing; 1st edition (October 11, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 2940373159
  • ISBN-13: 978-2940373154

  • futureproof

    FUTUREPROOF is the story of a young man and his friends as they attempt to navigate their way through life's disfunction, heartbreaks, triumphs and pitfalls. "Really good shit." ~James Frey (A Million Little Pieces) "Daniels' work is raw, sprawling and brave." ~Samantha Dunn (Not By Accident) "FUTUREPROOF bludgeons the reader like the best of Burroughs and Jim Caroll." ~Dan Pope (In the Cherry Tree) "FUTUREPROOF changed my view of the author gracefully touched by the muses of history and tragicomedy." ~Brandon Stickney (All-American Monster) *WARNING: This book contains mature sexual themes, drug use and strong language. Not for the faint of heart, and intended for mature readers. Includes multiple scenes inside seedy Waffle Houses.*
    Publisher: (January 31, 2006) Language: English
    ISBN-10: 1411672178
    ISBN-13: 978-1411672178



Can't Stop Wont Stop

Forged in the fires of the Bronx and Kingston, Jamaica, hip-hop has been a generation-defining global movement. In a post-civil rights era rapidly transformed by deindustrialization and globalization, hip-hop gave voiceless youths a chance to address these seismic changes, and became a job-making engine and the Esperanto of youth rebellion. Hip-hop crystallized a multiracial generation's worldview, and forever transformed politics and culture. But the epic story of how that happened has never been fully told . . . until now.
Publisher: Picador; Reprint edition (December 27, 2005)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0312425791
ISBN-13: 978-0312425791


Boricua Pop: Puerto Ricans and The Latinization of Americal Culture

Boricua Pop is the first book solely devoted to Puerto Rican visibility, cultural impact, and identity formation in the U.S. and at home. Frances Negrón-Muntaner explores everything from the beloved American musical West Side Story to the phenomenon of singer/actress/ fashion designer Jennifer Lopez, from the faux historical chronicle Seva to the creation of Puerto Rican Barbie, from novelist Rosario Ferré to performer Holly Woodlawn, and from painter provocateur Andy Warhol to the seemingly overnight success story of Ricky Martin. Negrón-Muntaner traces some of the many possible itineraries of exchange between American and Puerto Rican cultures, including the commodification of Puerto Rican cultural practices such as voguing, graffiti, and the Latinization of pop music. Drawing from literature, film, painting, and popular culture, and including both the normative and the odd, the canonized authors and the misfits, the island and its diaspora, Boricua Pop is a fascinating blend of low life and high culture: a highly original, challenging, and lucid new work by one of our most talented cultural critics.
  • Publisher: NYU Press (June 1, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0814758185
  • ISBN-13: 978-0814758182


"In the world of illustration, his contribution is superior to the efforts of all other fashion artists of his era."—Karl Lagerfeld
An unparalleled virtuoso, he captured the pulse of style from the 1960s to the 1980s, and is still revered as the most inspiring illustrator by today’s practitioners. Recording and predicting contemporary style trends, Antonio also used his immense versatility to adopt a broad range of art movements, from Pop Art to Surrealism. 
The man himself, his life and friendships, particularly with Juan Ramos, his constant collaborator, define his oeuvre. For Antonio, life—bestial and sublime—surpassed any fiction. His illustrations and photographs capture the beautiful people who are part of celebrity folklore, and who were more often than not his friends: Jerry Hall (to whom he was engaged), Grace Jones, Mick Jagger, Audrey Hepburn, Andy Warhol (with whom he worked on Interview magazine), Paloma Picasso and Marlene Dietrich. 
Packed with previously unpublished material, this is a thrilling retrospective about an artist who is represented in major collections from the Metropolitan to the Louvre. Even posthumously, Antonio has not relinquished his grip on the fashion world: his style and quest for beauty live on. 230 illustrations, 155 in color
  • Publisher: Thames & Hudson (October 30, 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0500285020
  • ISBN-13: 978-0500285022

R.I.P. Memorial Wall Art Martha Cooper

"Every culture has a way to remember their dead, and this fine book documents this so very well. When these young people are gunned down, who really cares, who knows, who sees? Now, all over urban America, walls, murals speak, yell, scream to us. Let's not forget them and, better yet, let's stop the senseless deaths."—Spike Lee
This classic collection of photographs documents the best of New York City's memorial murals, which were painted for the victims of tragic and untimely deaths. Commissioned by families and friends of the victims to commemorate the casualties of shootings, accidents, arguments, police killings, and drug-related turf wars, these vibrant murals have in most cases now been painted over or destroyed. R. I. P. contains superb color photographs of memorials from Harlem and the Lower East Side, the South Bronx and Brooklyn, together with the moving stories behind them. The photographs of these painted walls ensure that the dead are not forgotten, for a sometimes violent and indifferent city also spawned a rich urban art form. 137 color photographs.
Author Biography: Martha Cooper's first book, Subway Art (with Henry Chalfant), was an international success. She is Director of Photography at City Lore, the New York Center for Urban Folk Culture. Joseph Sciorra, an urban folklorist, has written extensively on New York's street fairs, popular religion, and vernacular architecture.
SBN 10: 0500277761 / 0-500-27776-1 
ISBN 13: 9780500277768
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Publication Date: 2002


Aerosol Kingdom 

Derided as graffiti by outsiders, hailed as "writing" by the artists themselves, spray-can art glowed as a whole new genre in the 1970s. Its practitioners made New York City's subway cars their movable canvas. 

From a vast array of inherited traditions and gritty urban lifestyles talented and renegade young New Yorkers spawned a culture of their own, a balloon-lettered shout heralding the coming of hip-hop. 

Though helpless in checking its spreading appeal, city fathers immediately went on the attack and denounced it as vandalism. Many aficionados, however, recognized its trendy aesthetic immediately. By the 1980s spray-paint art hit the mainstream, and subway painters, mostly from marginal barrios of the city, became art world darlings. Their proliferating, ephemeral art was spotlighted in downtown galleries, in the media, and thereafter throughout the land.

Not only did the practice of "public signaturing" take over New York City but also, as the images moved through the neighborhoods on the subway cars, it also grabbed hold in the suburbs. Soon it stirred worldwide imitation and helped spark the hip-hop revolution. 

As the artists wielded their spray cans, they expressed their acute social consciousness. Aerosol Kingdom documents their careers and records the reflections of key figures in the movement. It examines converging forces that made aerosol art possible -- the immigration of Caribbean peoples, the reinforcing presence of black American working-class styles and fashions, the effects of advertising on children, the mass marketing of spray cans, and the popular protests of the 1960s and '70s against racism, sexism, classism, and war. 

The creative period of the movementlasted for over twenty years, but most of the original works have vanished. Official cleanup of public sites erased great pieces of the heyday. They exist now only in photographs, in the artists' sketchbooks, and now in Aerosol Kingdom. Today, high schoolers the world over, wowed by the genre, consider the graffiti artists from the hotbed of Gotham as rivals to the greats in world museums. 

Filled with illustrations and insights, Aerosol Kingdom is the story of the flowering of this period when creative vandalism made its ineffaceable mark.

Paperback: 218 pages 
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi (August 2002) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 1578064651
ISBN-13: 978-1578064656


I Am Alive In 'Los Angeles"



Yes yes y'all


The Rickford Files: Classic New York Photographs

Paperback | St. Martin’s, | Pub. Date: 1999-12-22 | 
ISBN: 9780312243227 |

Coup D'etate I


Coup D'etate II


New York Ricans From The Hip Hop Zone

Droppin' Science: Critical Essays


Andy Warhol's Party Book

ISBN 10: 0517566982 / 0-517-56698-2 
ISBN 13: 9780517566985
Publisher: Crown Pub
Publication Date: 1988
Binding: Softcover



Antonio's Tales from the Thousand & One Nights

By Antonio Lopez 
Hardcover: 144 pages 
Publisher: Not Avail; 1ST edition (October 1985) 
Language: English 
ISBN-10: 094143477X 
ISBN-13: 978-0941434775 




By Mrtha Cooper Henry Chalfant 
Paperback | Thames & Hudson Ltd, | 1984-07 | 
EAN: 9780500273203 | ISBN: 0500273200 |



Mugs and Mascots



Antonio's Girls

Publisher: Smithmark Pub (October 1983)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 0930186095
ISBN-13: 978-0930186098