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Wall and Piece

Banksy (Book - 2006 )
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
Wall and Piece
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From the Publisher: Graffiti artist Banksy decorates streets, walls, bridges and zoos of towns and cities throughout the world. His identity remains unknown but his work is witty, subversive and prolific. And now, he's put together the best of his work in a fully illustrated color volume.
Authors: Banksy
Title: Wall and piece
Publisher: London : Century, 2006
Edition: New ed
Characteristics: 238 p. :,chiefly ill. (chiefly col.) ;,26 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Banksy
Notes: Cover title
Previous ed.: 2005
Spine title: Banksy
Contents: Monkeys
Cops
Rats
Cows
Art
Street furniture
Summary: From the Publisher: Graffiti artist Banksy decorates streets, walls, bridges and zoos of towns and cities throughout the world. His identity remains unknown but his work is witty, subversive and prolific. And now, he's put together the best of his work in a fully illustrated color volume.
Alternate Title: Banksy
ISBN: 9781844137879
1844137872
Branch Call Number: 759.2 B2189w 2006
Subject Headings: Banksy Street art Graffiti
Topical Term: Street art
Graffiti
Additional Physical Form Entry: Online version: Banksy. Wall and piece. [New] ed. London : Century, 2006 (OCoLC)643759396
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May 21, 2014
  • KCLSRecommends rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Graffiti is so awful, isn't it? But then you might think differently after viewing this teasingly subversive but oh-so-funny book. Mostly confined to the urban streets of England, Banksy's work often manages to tweak the sensibilities of the 'powers that be' primarily through his use of quick stencils. In these pages you will find photos documenting such graffiti art as: two bobbies kissing, Mona Lisa holding a grenade launcher, "Designated Riot Area" written on a statue's pedestal and much more! KCLS has several other items on this anonymous legend including a DVD, "Exit through the gift shop".

Feb 23, 2013
  • teixteix rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

There are many books out there that feature the illustrious Banksy's work. The thing that stands out with this one is that the text is written in his own words. A must read for any fan.

Start with this one if you haven't seen much of his work. He is very thought-provoking.

Jul 10, 2012
  • deneler rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I really enjoyed this book. I appreciate the work that some of the local street artists do, but Banksy is something else. I find his work less about self-promotion and more about getting people to reflect and think about the things they so blindly follow.

I have always been unsure on whether street art was really art or vandalism, until I read this:

"You owe the companies nothing. You especially don't owe them any courtesy. They have re-arranged the world to put themselves in front of you. They never asked for your permission, don't even start asking for theirs."

The commentary in this book by Banksy is really what gives it the five stars. I picked up this book expecting to be entertained by pretty pictures, and ended up reflecting on the state of the world.

Aug 08, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I was very impressed by this book, it contains tons of incredible works, and some great quotes. I would recommend this to any fan of great art wether your a fan of Banksy or not.

Jan 18, 2011
  • daymakerdave rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Banksy is easily the most innovative, creative and subversive artist of my generation. This book is absolutely amazing! If you don't know Banksy or his art this book is a great introduction to the enigmatic artist and his truly unique art.

Go read it right now!!!!

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Aug 08, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Aug 08, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

A compilation of art works by the street Banksy.

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Aug 08, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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Aug 08, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Some people become cops because they want to make the world a better place. Some people become vandals because they want to make the world a better looking place."

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Aug 08, 2011
  • bdls206 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

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