(Books) Urban Interventions: Public Art In A Post-Graffiti World
Die Gestalten's book explores the world of public art.
From Christo and Jean-Cleaude's wrapping of buildings to Graffiti Research Lab's LED assaults, artists often intervene with the urban landscape outside of the boundries of traditional street art. In a post-graffiti culture, how an artist is able to garner attention in a meaningful and speculative way is as simultaneously difficult as it is perhaps one of the best times for such an endeavor. That is, they have to compete with advertising, architecture, shortened attention spans and overall visual saturation, but these issues offer a wealth of critique. This is where Die Gestalten's Urban Interventions book takes off: