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Lonely Planet
01 April 2017
Graffiti & street art; Travel & holiday; Museum, historic sites, gallery & art guides
Discover the street art scene in London, Melbourne, San Francisco and 39 other cities around the world through vivid photography. From Banksy's stencils and Invader's mosaics to amazing murals, this insider's guide provides practical details and maps of where to find secret stashes of street art, and introduces key artists, festivals and locations.

Street art is now present in almost every city, town and village in the world, from Aachen to Zwolle. Its true audience is measured in the billions. And given that the first record of homo sapiens painting on walls is thought to date back around 40,000 years, it's surprising that street art has taken so long to flourish.

Today, the proliferation of legal walls and organised festivals around the world makes it possible to encounter thought-provoking, transformative art in the most unexpected of places.

This visual guide to the world of street art takes in the scene in over 40 cities and includes interviews with some of the most prolific and well-known street artists, including Blek le Rat, FAILE and Faith47. And with hundreds of locations plotted and a special focus on 15 of the world's most incredible street art festivals, this guide will help you discover artworks hidden in plain sight around the world.
By:   Lonely Planet
Imprint:   Lonely Planet
Country of Publication:   Ireland
Dimensions:   Height: 207mm,  Width: 206mm,  Spine: 20mm
Weight:   816g
ISBN:   9781786577573
ISBN 10:   1786577577
Series:   Lonely Planet
Pages:   224
Publication Date:   01 April 2017
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Reviews for Street Art

.. .offers a snapshot of what some of the most talented artists in the world are depicting on the walls around the world. -- (04/01/2017) Your passport to 102 cinematic locales spanning the globe from New York City to New South Wales. --Newsday (04/01/2017) Street art has always been an important fixture in HYPEBEAST culture, and now the travel guide experts at Lonely Planet have given the burgeoning realm its due recognition with a guidebook devoted solely to scoping out the finest examples of this most democratic art form around the world. --Hypebeast (04/01/2017) Not only contains the locations of these scenes (that you can visit yourself!) but also amazing anecdotes and stories about filming that were collected for this project. --Uproxx (04/01/2017) If street art is your thing, then Lonely Planet has a book for you. Street Art provides locales that feature some of the world's best urban art in over 40 cities. Travelers also get a look at where to find street art hubs and festivals. Mosaics, murals and stencils ... oh my! -- (04/01/2017) Curious travelers and budding artists learn about the secret stashes of murals and other art as well as vibrant festivals underway in more than 140 cities around the world. --Dallas Morning News (04/01/2017) It's equal part aesthetic appeal and historical reference. --Thrillist (04/01/2017)

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