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Subway Art

Author : Martha Cooper
ISBN : 0805006788
Genre : Art
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Traces the history of New York graffiti, shows a variety of painted subway cars, and desribes the graffiti writers and how they work

Art And The Subway

Author : Tracy Fitzpatrick
ISBN : 9780813544526
Genre : Art
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Paintings, graffiti, photographs, and public art by Walker Evans, DONDI, Keith Haring, and others are featured in this visual representation of the New York subway system and the art it has inspired throughout the years.

New York S Underground Art Museum

Author : Sandra Bloodworth
ISBN : 9781580934039
Genre : Art
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Initiated in 1985, the MTA Arts for Transit's collection of site-specific public art now encompasses more than 275 pieces, creating a dynamic underground museum of contemporary work. In media including mosaic, terra-cotta, bronze, and faceted glass, these artworks are installed in the stations of the New York City subway system, Metro North, and the Long Island Railroad. An update of the highly successful Along the Way, this expanded edition features nearly 100 new works including Sol LeWitt's Whirls and Twirlsat Columbus Circle, the Starn Studio's See It Split, See It Changeat South Ferry, and Jamie Carpenter's Sky Reflector-Netat Fulton Street. Artists represented include Elizabeth Murray, Faith Ringgold, Eric Fischl, Nancy Spero, Maya Lin, Mary Miss, Tom Otterness, and the Acconci Studio. Of special interest is an impressive group of works by women artists such as Xenobia Bailey, Shinique Smith, Alyson Shotz, Portia Munson, Amy Bennett, and Joy Taylor.

Training Days The Subway Artists Then And Now

Author : Henry Chalfant
ISBN : 9780500772195
Genre : Art
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Authentic first–person accounts from the graffiti artists whose creative genius fueled the movement from its beginning in late 1970s and early 1980s New York Late 1970s New York City was bankrupt and its streets dirty and dangerous. But thecity had a wild, raw energy that made it the crucible for the birth of rap culture and graffiti. Graffiti writers worked in extremely tough conditions: uncollected garbage, darkness, cramped spaces, and the constant threat of police raids, assault by security staff and attacks by rival crews. It was not unlike practicing performance art in a war zone. Yet during the fertile years of the late 1970s and 1980s they evolved their art from stylized signatures to full-blown Technicolor dreamscapes. Henry Chalfant created panoramic images of painted trains by photographing overlapping shots along the train’s length. It took time to earn the writers’ trust andrespect, but Chalfant became their revered confidant and with Tony Silver went on to produce the classic documentary film Style Wars (1983). Through a series of interviews conducted by Sacha Jenkins, we hear the voices of these characters of old New York. Quite a few of the original writers are no longer with us, but those who have survived have continued to push the envelope as artists and individuals in a new millennium.The stories they tell, included here alongside iconic, raw photographs of their work, will enthrall graffiti fans everywhere.

Art In Transit

Author : Keith Haring
ISBN : UCSD:31822001544147
Genre : Art
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Gathers photos of chalk drawings done by the artist on blank advertising spaces in the New York City subway

The Secret Subway

Author : Shana Corey
ISBN : 9780375870712
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"New York City in the 1860s was a mess- crowded, disgusting, filled with garbage. You see, way back in 1860, there were no subways, just cobblestone streets. That is, until Alfred Ely Beach had the idea for a fan-powered train that would travel underground. On February 26, 1870, after fifty-eight days of drilling and painting and plastering, Beach unveiled his masterpiece-and throngs of visitors took turns swooshing down the track. The Secret Subwaywill wow readers, just as Beach's underground train wowed riders over a century ago."

The Great New York Subway Map

Author : Emiliano Ponzi
ISBN : 1633450252
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Find your way around the New York City subway! This book introduces the idea of graphic design as a way to solve problems and challenges, such as creating a map that can be understood by all New Yorkers and out-of-towners. Author and illustrator Emiliano Ponzi uses depictions of trains, subway stations, and the NYC skyline to create a love letter to the city. A groundbreaking work of information design, the subway map, designed by Massimo Vignelli, is an iconic work used by over a billion people every year. The Museum of Modern Art acquired the original 1972 diagram, along with the 1970 graphics standards manual Vignelli created for signage and station information, in 2004. The map is intimately tied to MoMA s history, as it was a MoMA curator, Mildred Constantine, who recommended that New York City s Metropolitan Transit Authority commission the map from the Italian designer. "

Subway Style

Author : New York Transit Museum
ISBN : 158479349X
Genre : Architecture
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Chronicles the development of the New York City subway system using original drawings, plans, and period and contemporary photographs; and includes train interiors, architectural details of the stations, and the development of the token.

My Subway Ride

Author : Paul DuBois Jacobs
ISBN : 1586853570
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Relates the sights and sounds of a subway ride through the boroughs of New York City.

Getting Up

Author : Craig Castleman
ISBN : 0262530511
Genre : Social Science
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Depicts the efforts of teenagers in New York City to write graffiti on subway cars and discusses the attempts of transit officials and police to eliminate graffiti

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