Getting Up: Subway Graffiti in New York

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MIT Press, 1982 - Social Science - 191 pages
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"Getting Up" is the term used by graffiti "artists" to describe their success in making their mark on the New York subway system. Through candid interviews, New Yorker Craig Castleman documents the inside story of the lives and activities of these young graffitists.


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This book has influenced and educated a whole generation of Writers around the world. At a time were there was just no information out there about what was going on in the New York Subway tunnels, this book actually brought happy reading times to many kids. It was a great way to learn english, too! Even if it may have content flaws and may miss or missinterpret parts of the actual history, it is still a comprehensive account of New York Style Writing phenomen. Just Lee's story of painting a Whole Train makes it already a great buy! 


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