Painting the Towns: Murals of California
By Robin J. Dunitz & James Prigoff.
We can't get enough of MURAL art books and this one, thankfully, never seems to end! This heavy tome showcases 300 of Cali's most incredible murals. 300! Accompanying these insane images are personal commentaries from more than 100 artists, including many key figures in the mural movement. The aim was to preserve for posterity many urban works before they weathered, disappeared with inner-city demolition, or became endangered by changing wall ownership. Sadly, most of these have probably long gone but thanks to the authors, we can appreciate these visionary works in retrospect.
Publication date: 1997
Publisher: RJD Enterprises
Details: Softcover. 1st Edition. 301p.