Taking the train : how graffiti art became an urban crisis in New York City (Book, 2002) [WorldCat.org]
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Taking the train : how graffiti art became an urban crisis in New York City

Taking the train : how graffiti art became an urban crisis in New York City

Author: Joe Austin
Publisher: New York Columbia University Press 2002
Series: Popular cultures, everyday lives.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Traces the history of graffiti in New York City against the backdrop of the struggle that developed between the city and the writers.


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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Joe Austin
ISBN: 0231111428 9780231111423 0231111436 9780231111430
OCLC Number: 248547574
Description: VIII, 356 Seiten Illustrationen
Contents: Prologue 1. A Tale of Two Cities 2. Taking the Trains: The Formation and Structure of "Writing Culture" in the Early 1970s 3. Writing "Graffiti" in the Public Sphere: The Construction of Writing as an Urban Problem 4. Repainting the Trains: The New York School of the 1970s 5. The State of the Subways: The Transit Crisis, the Aesthetics of Fear, and the Second "War on Graffiti" 6. Writing Histories 7. Retaking the Trains 8. The Walls and the World: Writing Culture, 1982-1990 Conclusion: A Spot on the Wall Appendix: Sources from Writers Notes Selected Bibliography Acknowledgments Index
Series Title: Popular cultures, everyday lives.
Responsibility: Joe Austin


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Austin argues that the graffiti epidemic was really a smokescreen for poor civic management, and that graffiti itself was the inevitable result of a whole outpouring of structural social factors. New Read more...

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