Thursday, January 19, 2017
The Art of the Mural Volume 1: A Contemporary Global Movement
author: Shane Pomajambo
average rating: 4.38
book published: 2015
read at: 2017/01/19
date added: 2017/01/19
'The Art of the Mural Volume 1: A Contemporary Global Movement' by Shane Pomajambo with a foreword by Carlo McCormick is a survey of building murals from all over the world. This book is the first part of a 4 part series.
The 50 artists in this volume come from all over. Each artist, in alphabetical order, has a brief bio and examples from their work. There are also some thoughts from some of the artists. Some started as graffiti artists and others came at the artform from more traditional avenues. In order to be included, these artists had to be working as full time muralists.
The building styles present challenging canvases, and I'd love to have seen some of these in progress. Perhaps future books will do that. The styles are everything from thought provoking to whimsical. Most have figures, but some are just geometrical designs. The artist, title and city are listed for each mural, and the book has 400 examples of this work. I had a great time looking at all the details and odd things included in these murals.
I received a review copy of this ebook from Schiffer Publishing Ltd. and NetGalley in exchange for an honest review. Thank you for allowing me to review this ebook.
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