Title: Broken Windows
Subtitle: Graffiti NYC
Author: James Murray, Karla Murray
Size: 10.9 x 8.7 x 1 inches /27,7 x 22 x 2,5 cm.
Condition: Cover: 9.5/10 Inside: 10/10
This book was first published in 2002 and in 2010, the Murrays’ released a revised hardcover edition. This copy here is the original one, collectors item!
Full of vibrant, energetic and explosive images, Broken Windows – Burning New York gives voice to an art movement that is largely undocumented and often misunderstood.
In New York in the 80s graffiti moved from the subway trains to large walls which allowed it to become more refined and concept driven. Because walls provide a more stable and reliable surface they have encouraged the artists to create works of much greater depth and complexity and the form is now arguably at its peak. Although it is often indecipherable to the world at large, as Broken Windows shows, graffiti is a radical and daring means of visual communication.