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Caleb Neelon Traces Graffiti's Hidden History in New Booknew

In a proliferating library of graffiti books, the 410-page The History of American Graffiti stakes a major claim at being the definitive history of the art form. And it's astonishingly illustrated by hundreds of snapshots, mostly by the artists themselves.
Boston Phoenix  |  Greg Cook  |  04-06-2011  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

The New Art Book 'The Art of Touring' Moves Past the Mythology of the Roadnew

A multimedia tribute to the road life, the book includes photographs, essays, journal entries, comics, paintings, collages -- and, on the accompanying DVD, plenty of footage by and of touring bands, onstage and off.
Chicago Reader  |  Miles Raymer  |  08-10-2009  |  Nonfiction

Two Photography Books Remember Punk's Growth Spurtsnew

Punk may roll a little in its grave now that it's been mythologized, but if it's going to get the coffee table treatment at least Skins & Punks and Radio Silence: A Selected Visual History of American Hardcore Music offer it respect.
Baltimore City Paper  |  Tony Ware  |  12-30-2008  |  Nonfiction

Gift Books for Every (Perverse) Tastenew

Who knew? We asked for holiday gift books and got Japanese bondage photos, a photo-documentary about phone-sex workers, The Best of Sexology, The Annotated Dracula, a collection of Patricia Highsmith's macabre Ripley novels, and a book about "the best restaurant in the world" that is, let's face it, food porn.
Boston Phoenix  |  Staff & Contributors  |  12-12-2008  |  Books

Annie Leibovitz Has Learned to See the Forest for the Treesnew

Annie Leibovitz at Work takes a different route than its shiny coffee-table counterparts, digging deep and dropping knowledge.
Philadelphia City Paper  |  Natalie Hope McDonald  |  12-09-2008  |  Author Profiles & Interviews

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