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These books fall into different categories but are grouped here because they are not currently available through the SMCCD Libraries.
Graffiti Alphabets: Street Fonts from Around the World by
Publication Date: 2018-05-15
Currently available through the public library system. Claudia Walde has spent two years collecting alphabets by 154 artists from 30 countries with a view to showing the many different styles and approaches to lettering within the graffiti and street art cultures.
Street Art World by
Call Number: NA9052.Y68 2016
Publication Date: 2016-11-15
Depression-Era Murals of the Bay Area by
Publication Date: 2014-04-07
Currently available through the public library system. The San Francisco Bay Areas art community was thriving until the Great Depression strangled commerce in the 1930s. Pres. Franklin D. Roosevelts New Deal art programs brought relief to many talented but financially strapped artists. Their legacy, and that of the New Deal, adorns the walls and halls of many public spaces throughout the region. Murals cover the lobbies of the Coit Memorial Tower, the Beach Chalet, and the Aquatic Park Bathhouse (today's San Francisco Maritime Museum) and decorate many public schools and post offices. Today, almost all of this wonderful art can be viewed by the public, free of charge.
La Graffiti Black Book by
Publication Date: 2021-04-27
"This collection of unique works by 151 Los Angeles graffiti and tattoo artists represents an unprecedented collaboration across the city’s diverse artistic landscape."
Street Writers by
Publication Date: 2020-01-01
"The first graffiti book to document the Chicano Street Culture. Gusmano Cesaretti’s historical black and white photographs in high contrast and beautiful composition highlighted in a larger format, cloth bound in its well deserved sewn spine documenting Graffiti in Northeast Los Angeles in the pioneering seventies."
Related Los Angeles Times article: https://www.latimes.com/california/newsletter/2021-10-01/street-writers-book-gusmano-cesaretti-essential-california