An exceptional copy; fine in the publisher's color-printed boards. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Literally as new.; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 223 pages; Description; 223 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm. Subjects; Graffiti--New York (State)--New York. Includes bibliographical references (p. -217) and index.
Jack Stewart, a painter, muralist and art historian, first began to photograph graffiti as it made its transition from the streets to the subways. He was one of the first observers to understand the power and significance of tags, and he befriended and interviewed many of the writers who appear in this collection. This text is based on Stewart's doctoral thesis, completed before his death in 2005 and has been curated and edited by his wife, Regina Stewart.