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Getting Up is the term used by graffiti artists to describe their success in making their mark on the New York subway system Through candid interviews, New Yorker Craig Castleman documents the inside story of the lives and activities of these young graffitists....

Title : Getting Up: Subway Graffiti in New York (Mit Press)
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ISBN : 0262530511
ISBN13 : 978-0262530514
Format Type : Hardback
Language : Englisch
Publisher : MIT University Press Group Ltd Auflage Reprint 1 Januar 1984
Number of Pages : 191 Seiten
File Size : 674 KB
Status : Available For Download
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Getting Up: Subway Graffiti in New York (Mit Press) Reviews

  • None
    2018-11-08 23:36

    Getting up is the best book I have ever read. It's not filed with pictures but explains what life is like to be a writer in New York.It tells the story of Lee and his famous whole train!It tells you how the writers racked the spraycans!If you want to get in to Graffiti buy this book!!I enjoyed it from cover to cover. One point left to make=I only wish i was as good as the artists in Getting up! END

  • None
    2018-11-08 20:40

    Real stories about "REAL" grafitti artists. It could not have been done better! The author, Graig Castleman writes about one of the most respected artists of them all, Lee. Lee's Graffiti years were awsome. The book is great to help the public truly understand the term "Street Art" Any book that can make my own parents believe in my own Graffiti gets 5 stars!

  • None
    2018-11-01 19:57

    Hey ya if ya want to through up some fuse ya need to read dis book and catch up on some real life wisdom.Because the only one that you is heartin out ther is you, if ya just writin on walls and not knowing what ya doing ya ging to screw up agood wall ,so get the write paint get da right damn wall and most important get da right damn [email protected]#$

  • noppah@hotmail.com
    2018-11-06 17:43

    Getting up is one of the best book i've ever seen. It contains more about graf. so Craig Castleman had a good job for readers!

  • Amazon Customer
    2018-10-22 18:48

    In depth sociological study of New York City graffiti writers in the 1970's and 1980's. Castleman probes many aspects of the subculture giving an inside perspective into subway graffiti. Explains the terminology and colloquialisms of the young people involved in this movement, discusses the legal ramifications of writing graffiti and explores organizations dedicated to graffiti artists. Includes many interviews with influential graffiti artists of the time.

  • Amazon Customer
    2018-11-12 20:00

    JUST STARTED READING THE BOOK, SO FAR SO GOOD.­čĹŹ­čĆŻ

  • James Lane
    2018-11-06 18:50

    A beautiful book and a great read from start to finish!I particularly enjoyed the parts about early graffiti gangs in New York and the slang they used - DGA: Don't Get Around (someone who is unknown and/or knows nobody).Another great part was the description of the whole train by Lee and the Fabulous 5. Great work fellas.Get up! Somebody say... Get up!Additional to this, I recommend Subway Art by Martha Cooper & Henry Chalfant.

  • Liam K.
    2018-10-15 20:54

    From the second you open this book, to the day you put it down for the last time, you are exposed to the origins of graffiti and the graffiti lifestyle. From the in depth interviews with the infamous "Fabulous Five", to the bias opinions of New York's M.T.A(Metropolitan Transit Authority), this book brings you back to the late 70's, where style's were made and the fame was gained. As a graffiti artist myself, I related to a lot of the stories told by the artists documented in this book. Craig Castleman portrayed the perfect image of what it's like to be an "artist" and a "criminal" at the same time. The adrenaline of a late night excursion, to the overload of a police chase. At the end of it all, the overall satisfaction of seeing your name roll by on the local transit line. I really enjoyed looking back at the photos captured in the book. There is a lot of history documented in this piece. The first "whole train", the evolution of the "bomb", to miscelaneous "tagging" are all shown in detail colour pictures. I feel this book captured the essence of the graffiti culture, and documented the views and opinions of both sides, the artist, and the audience. "Getting Up" Craig Castleman, definetly a good read, for any audience. Educational and fun at the same time.

  • None
    2018-11-07 17:59

    Real stories about "REAL" grafitti artists. It could not have been done better! The author, Graig Castleman writes about one of the most respected artists of them all, Lee. Lee's Graffiti years were awsome. The book is great to help the public truly understand the term "Street Art" Any book that can make my own parents believe in my own Graffiti gets 5 stars!