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Revolution Graffiti

Street Art of the New Egypt
Gröndahl, Mia (Book - 2012 )
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The Egyptian Revolution that began on 25 January 2011 immediately gave rise to a wave of popular political and social expression in the form of graffiti and street art, phenomena that were almost unknown in the country under the old regime. Mia Gröndahl, the photographer of Gaza Graffiti: Messages of Love and Politics and Tahrir Square: The Heart of the Egyptian Revolution, has followed and documented the constantly and rapidly changing graffiti art of the new Egypt from its beginnings, and here in more than 400 full-color images celebrates the imagination, the skill, the humor, and the political will of the young artists and activists who have claimed the walls of Cairo and other Egyptian cities as their canvas. From the simplest hand-written messages, through stencils and martyr portraits, to the elaborate murals of Mohamed Mahmoud Street, the messages on the walls are presented in themed sections-Revolution & Freedom, Egyptian & Proud, Cross & Crescent, Martyrs & Heroes-punctuated by interviews with some of the individual artists whose work has broken fresh ground.
Authors: Gröndahl, Mia
Title: Revolution graffiti
street art of the new Egypt
Publisher: Cairo ; New York : American University in Cairo Press, 2012
Characteristics: xiii, 193 p. :,col. ill. ;,22 x 25 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Mia Gröndahl
Summary: The Egyptian Revolution that began on 25 January 2011 immediately gave rise to a wave of popular political and social expression in the form of graffiti and street art, phenomena that were almost unknown in the country under the old regime. Mia Gröndahl, the photographer of Gaza Graffiti: Messages of Love and Politics and Tahrir Square: The Heart of the Egyptian Revolution, has followed and documented the constantly and rapidly changing graffiti art of the new Egypt from its beginnings, and here in more than 400 full-color images celebrates the imagination, the skill, the humor, and the political will of the young artists and activists who have claimed the walls of Cairo and other Egyptian cities as their canvas. From the simplest hand-written messages, through stencils and martyr portraits, to the elaborate murals of Mohamed Mahmoud Street, the messages on the walls are presented in themed sections-Revolution & Freedom, Egyptian & Proud, Cross & Crescent, Martyrs & Heroes-punctuated by interviews with some of the individual artists whose work has broken fresh ground.
ISBN: 9774165764
9789774165764
Branch Call Number: 751.73096 G8761r 2012
Subject Headings: Egypt History Protests, 2011- Revolutions Egypt 21st century Street art Egypt Pictorial works Graffiti Egypt Pictorial works
Topical Term: Revolutions
Street art
Graffiti
LCCN: 2013427014
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"The 25 January Egyptian Revolution opened the floodgates for a wave of street art. In the beginning it wasn't clear how strong this new expression would be, but by the summer of 2011 the constant flow of graffiti had caught the attention of the media, and people started to talk about the wa... Read More »


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