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Urban Interventions: Personal Projects in Public Places

Urban Interventions: Personal Projects in Public Places


Edited by Robert Klanten, Edited by S. Ehmann, Edited by M. Hübner

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  • Publisher: Die Gestalten Verlag
  • Format: Hardback | 256 pages
  • Dimensions: 246mm x 306mm x 28mm | 1,778g
  • Publication date: 3 September 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Berlin
  • ISBN 10: 3899552911
  • ISBN 13: 9783899552911
  • Illustrations note: Illustrations (some col.)
  • Sales rank: 96,243

Product description

Evolving from graffiti and street art, the next quantum leap in artistic work is now hitting public spaces. This is the first book to document the new movement as well as its interplay with art, architecture, performance, installation, and activism. Evolving from graffiti and street art, urban interventions are the next generation of artwork to hit public space. Using any and all of the components that make up urban and rural landscapes, these mostly spatial interventions bring art to the masses. They turn the street into a studio, laboratory, club, and gallery. Modified traffic signs, swings at bus stops, and images created out of sand or snow challenge us to rediscover our environment and interact with it in new ways. The work is an intelligent and critical commentary on the planning, use, and commercialization of public space. With a rich visual selection of projects and methods, Urban Interventions documents this new artistic approach to urban art that is currently making a profound mark on our contemporary visual language. The book shows the growing connections and interplay of this scene with art, architecture, performance, and installation. Propagators of urban intervention surprise and provoke with work in cities including New York and London, but also in countries such as China, Columbia, and Turkey. Everywhere the work appears it turns public spaces into individual experiences. Urban Interventions is the first book to document these very current, personal art projects in a comprehensive way.

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