Street Murals


By Volker Barthelmeh.

“The most exciting and dramatic art of the cities of America, Britain, and Western Europe of the last twenty years”. From Venice, Cali. to London's Covent Garden, Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris, this book collects the most epic wall murals that are – or once were – as much a part of the cityscape as the buildings themselves. Representing an artform that is truly urban, murals are the “people's art”. They bring together both professional artists and members of the local community to participate in the creation and actual painting that uses the streets as its canvas. And they are UNBELIEVABLE! Trompe L'oeil parking lots, tunnels, and freeway extensions, space landings, giant zippers... even seeing it, you can't believe it!


Publication date: 1982

Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf

Details: Hardcover with dust jacket. 1st US Edition. 120p.

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