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The Faith of Graffiti by Norman Mailer

The Faith of Graffiti (1974)

by Norman Mailer, Mervyn Kurlansky, Jon Naar

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The Faith of Graffiti would be catalytic in two ways. While the youth of New York were not the first to tag their names in public spaces everywhere, Faith became graffiti's portable catalogue of style. Photos of dainty serifs inspired an epidemic of mimicry, as teens worldwide took their alienation to the walls.
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Summary: A fearless exploration of the birth of the street art movement in New York Cit. This new edition of "The Faith of Graffiti" is enhanced with thirty-two pages of additional photographs and an afterword in which Naar reflects on the project and the meaning it has taken on in the intervening decades.… (more)

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