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RECOMMENDED BOOKS

@149st Has complied a list of books related to the New York City community.


Fuzz Book   Fuzz One:
A Bronx Childhood

Author: Vincent Fedorchak
Publisher: Testify Books, ISBN: 0-9725920-1-6
Published: 2005

Biography of FUZZ ONE, one of New York City's most prolific and well-known aerosol artists. This book covers his life during the 1970s in the Bronx. The story is told in his own words. In addition to colorful accounts of FUZZ's own life, the book features tales of his partnerships and collaborations with many well-known as well as some over looked legends, kings and crews such as BAN 2, NOC 167, BOOTS 119, KINDO, FDT 56, KID 56, JIVE 3, SOLID 1, Mission Graffiti, MAFIA, The Fantastic Partners, The Ebony Dukes and many others. A great read! FUZZ entertains as always!!

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Fuzz Book   Fuzz One:
Last of the Old School

Author: Vincent Fedorchak
Publisher: Fuzz One
Published: 2007

FUZZ ONE takes readers on another adventure through New York City during the 1970s. Last of the Old School picks up on where A Bronx Childhood left off, but Last of the Old School is more powerful and intense! FUZZ ONE is truly a dynamic story teller. An amazing read for readers craving for tales of old school New York City writing. In addition to the world of writing, FUZZ takes readers into a world of hustlers, thugs and plenty of women!! Better than the first! Just as FUZZ was a prolific bomber; he is proving to be a prolific author. Fuzz is currently working on a third book.

To purchase this book please send a check or money order to:
Vincent Fedorchak at P.O BOX 111 Port Jervis N.Y. 12771 Deliveries in the U.S. total $40.00 for shipping and handling. For orders outside of the U.S. total $50.00.
ALL BOOKS WILL BE SIGNED BY AUTHOR. Author also includes original graffiti pieces in each order.
Please contact FUZZ ONE at djfuzzone@yahoo.com to place your order.

For more information visit WWW.MYSPACE.COM/FUZZONE

graffiti New York Cover   Graffiti New York
Author: Eric Felisbret (DEAL CIA)
Contributions by: Luke Felisbret (SPAR ONE)
Forward by: Jim Prigoff
Publisher: Abrams ISBN-10: 0810951460 ISBN-13: 978-0810951464
Published: October 2009

Decades after the movement globalized, New York is still the mecca of graffiti culture. Painting there is a badge of honor, with graffiti artists from around the globe making pilgrimages to New York for that purpose. This is the city where it all began, yet few know the back story. Graffiti New York fills that gap, detailing the concepts, aesthetics, ideals, and social structures that have served as a cultural blueprint for graffiti movements across the world. The book features approximately 1,000 images, complemented by texts by the authors and relevant players in the movement, as well as descriptive graphics and sidebars.

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Dondi Book   Dondi White Syle Master General:
The Life of Graffiti Arist DONDI White

Authors: Michael White and Andrew "Zephyr" Witten
Publisher: Regan Books, ISBN: 0-06-039427-7
Published: 2001

A comprehensive look at the art of the aerosol art legend, DONDI. Written by Zephyr and DONDI's brother, Michael White, the book follows DONDI's life from his childhood in East New York through his years as New York's leading subway painter and his career as a fine artist. With over 300 photos of his work and statements from many who knew him, this book is a fitting tribute to the late DONDI White. (Includes many exclusive previously unpublished photos from Henry, Chalfant, Martha Cooper, Ricky Powell and the www.at149st.com collection.)

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Miller Book   Aerosol Kingdom: Subway Painters of New York City
By Ivor L. Miller Foreword by Robert Farris Thompson
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi, ISBN: 1578064651
Published: 2002

Published by University Press of Mississippi
This book explores the history of New York City subway artists. A unique aspect of this book is the author's examination the effects of African American and Caribbean cultures on the development of aerosol art. Aerosol Kingdom showcases art work and exceptionally revealing interviews from many of the most influential figures from New York City's subway art era. PHASE 2, FUTURA 2000, IZ THE WIZ, LEE Quinones, SHARP, DURO, SPAR, MARE 139, ZEPHYR, FREEDOM , KOOR, JAMES TOP, FUZZ ONE, RAMMELLZEE, DAZE, CRASH, KING CASE, BUTCH 2 TFP, DOZE Green, BLADE, MICO, BAMA and many other artists are featured.

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Visit the Author's Web site aerosolkingdom.com.


J. Stewart book   Subway Graffiti: An aesthetic study of graffiti on the subway system of New York City, 1970-1978.
Author: Jack Stewart Ph. D.
Publisher: UMI Dissertation Services
Published: 1989

The first publication to approach subway graffiti from within the context of world history dating back to prehistoric times. Stewart documents subway art in earliest and most progressive stages in great detail. Book features interviews with many New York City legends such as TRACY 168, PHASE 2, WASP and LEE 163rd. (We highly recommend this book.)

UMI Dissertation services
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Phone: 1-(800) 521-0600, (313) 761-4700
Catalog number: 9004328 04350
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Phase 2 book   Style: Writing From The Underground
Authors: PHASE 2 and David Schmidlapp
Publisher: IGTimes, ISBN: 8872263182
Published:1996

This book is the first of its kind and is our most highly recommended book. Schmidlapp and Style pioneer PHASE 2 present the evolution of artistic style of aerosol art from its earliest stages. Contains many rare photographs dating back to the early 1970s. Featured artists include LEE 163rd, DERO TC5, VULCAN, SWEET DUKE, and many others. 120 pages, 180 color pictures, 150 b&w illustrations. Text in English and Italian.

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New York City, NY 10012 U.S.A.
Fax: 212-777-519

Joe Austin Book   Taking the Train
Author: Joe Austin
Publisher: Columbia University Press, ISBN: 0231111436
Published: 2001

The unique approach of this book details the history of the struggle between writers and the City of New York. In depth coverage of the strategies implemented by the city to battle the subway artists. Writers such as IZ THE WIZ, MIN, SEEN , COPE 2 and JAMES TOP are quoted throughout the book. This book is an excellent resource.

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Murry Book   Broken Windows- Burning New York
Authors: James T. Murry and Karla L. Murry
Publisher: Gingko Press, ISBN: 1584230789
Published: September 2002

Hot new book to be released September 2002. Includes many interviews and color photos. Over 180 artists. Featuring tags, pieces, and many elaborate murals called "Productions". Features many wall paintings from the 1990s by some of New York City's top aerosol artists such as NICER, DAZE, PC KID, STAN 153, REVOLT, SEEN many others.

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Visit the Author's Web site burningny.com

Back Jumps book   Backjumps Sketch Book
Author: Adrian Nabi
Publisher: Back Jumps
Published: 1996

This book contains letter outlines by style masters from New York City and all over the world. DAZE, DOC TC5, ZEPHYR, DONDI, T KID, PART TDS and others.

Espo Book   The Art of Getting Over
Author: Steven Powers
Publisher: St. Martin's Press, ISBN: 0312206305
Published: 1999

This book presents an account of graffiti history. Many rare photos from Philadelphia and New York City. Showcases the work of a diverse range of artists such as BLADE and the Crazy 5, SANESMITH, and the All Out Kings crew, Powers' alter ego ESPO and many others. Many color photographs.

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Mailer Book   The Faith of Graffiti
Authors: Norman Mailer,Mervyn. Kurlansky, John Narr
Publisher: Library of Congress Cataloguing in Publication Data
Published: 1974

Photographs of New York City graffiti prior to 1974. This was the first major publication on the topic of subway graffiti. An essay on graffiti legends CAY 161 and JUNIOR 161 is featured as well as an extremely famous subway painting by STAY HIGH 149.

Futura Book   Futura
Author: FUTURA 2000
Publisher: Booth-Clibborn Editions, ISBN: 1861541341
Published: 2000

A cross between a confessional, a photo-album and an archive of his work. A well-respected member of the global street-art community, FUTURA 2000 was central to the mid-80s New York graffiti art movement.
This book is an excellent compilation of FUTURA's work. It features his subway paintings, fine art, toy design and graphic design.

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Macdonald Book   The Graffiti Subculture: Youth, Masculinity and Identity in London and New York
Author: Nancy Macdonald
Publisher: Palgrave UK and US (formerly Macmillan), ISBN: 0333781902
Published: 2001

This book takes an academic approach to observing urban graffiti art as a culture. Of particular interest is the author's exploration of gender roles and rights of passage within the culture. New York artists FUTURA 2000, LEE Quinones and LADY PINK are quoted in book.

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Memorial Wall Art Book   R.I.P.: Memorial Wall Art
Authors: Martha Cooper and Joseph Sciorra
Publisher: Thames & Hudson, 0500277761
Published:1994, 2002

This book documents New York City graffiti murals dedicated to deceased relatives and friends of city residents. Documents paintings executed during the mid 1980s to the early 1990s.
Many color photographs.

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Castleman Book   Getting Up: Subway Graffiti in New York
Author: Craig Castleman
Publisher: MIT Press, ISBN: 0262530511
Published: 1982

Getting Up focuses on the history of New York City subway art from its birth up until 1982. Excellent interviews with artists such BAMA, WICKED GARY, STAN 153 and LEE Quinones of the Fabulous Five. Also features interviews with Hicki and Ski, the famous New York City Police Department detectives assigned to subway vandalism. It is also one of the few books to focus in detail on how the city government and the Metropolitan Transit Authority handled the so-called graffiti crisis.

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Comming from the subway Book   Coming from the Subway - New York Graffiti Art
Text by : Stefan Eins, Stephen Hager, Frans Haks, Froukje Hoeekstra, Henk Pijnenburg, Yasmine Ramirez, Max Rens, Johannes Stahl, Jack Stewart and Greg Tate.
Publisher:
Published:

This book mainly features works executed on canvas for art galleries during the early 1980s when aerosol art was experiencing a warm reception from the main stream art world. It is the most comprehensive collection of its kind. It features paintings by A-ONE, BIL BLAST, BLADE ONE, CRASH, DAZE, DONDI, FUTURA 2000, Keith Haring, LA2, KOOR, NOC 167, PHASE2, PINK, QUIK RTW, LEE QUINONES, RAMMELLZEE, SEEN UA, TOXIC, ZEPHYR. Features 300 pages of color photographs. (The text is not in english.)

Subway Art Book   Subway Art
Authors: Henry Chalfant and Martha Cooper
Publisher: Henry Holt & Co.
Published: 1984, 1995, ISBN 0-8050-0678-8

Best documentation published on New York City's late 1970s early 1980s subway paintings. This book is credited with being a key element in triggering aerosol art movements across the world. Often referred to as the graffiti Bible. Many color photographs.

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Spraycan Art Book   Spraycan Art
Authors: James Prigoff and Henry Chalfant
Publisher: Thames & Hudson
Published: 1987, 1994, ISBN 0-500-27469-X

This book documented early aerosol art movements across the globe. The book proved to be an additional catalyst for the expansion of aerosol art world-wide. Many color photographs.

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Hager Book   Hip Hop - The Illustrated history of Break Dancing, Rap Music, and Graffiti
Author: Steven Hager
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Published: 1984, ISBN 0-312-37610-1

This book covers the growth of Hip Hop Culture in New York City. A feature of particular interest is a ten year evolution of a lettering style by the artist PHASE 2.


Weisse Book   New York Graffiti 1972-82
Author: Marcus Weisse
Publisher:
Published:

This book features many color photos of paintings done on New York City's subways and other public areas. The majority of the photos are from the mid to late 1980s. The book features a large collection of paintings by The Fantastic Partners crew latter-day membership.

Books on related art movements outside New York City

Best of German Graffiti   The Best of German Graffiti
Author:
Publisher: Timeless-X
Published:2001

This book features Over 100 full color pages of the work of some of Germany's most accomplished aerosol artists. The book also features work by New York artists visiting Germany, such as T KID, COPE2, SEEN, and CES.

For additional information on this book please visit. www.timeless-x.de

Jacobson Book   They Call Us Vandals - Swedish Graffiti
Author: Malcolm Jacobson
Publisher: Dokument forlag ISBN: 9197398101
Published:2000

This book provides a comprehensive outline of Swedish graffiti culture. Brilliant photographs of art work and artists in action. Text is in both English and Swedish.


Who Shot Ya? Book   Who Shot Ya? Three Decades of Hiphop Photography
Author: Ernie Paniccioli (Photographer) and Kevin Powell
Publisher: Amistad Press ISBN: 0066211689
Published: 2002

This book showcases a visual history of Hip Hop culture brilliantly captured by photographer Ernie Paniccioli. The book spans the generations of hip Hop. From pioneers like Grandmaster Flash, Afrika Bambaataa, Kool, Herc, to contemporary artists such as Queen Latifah, Will Smith, Tupac Shakur, The Notorious B.I.G., and Funk Master Flex. Portraits of graffiti legends such as FUTURA 2000, LEE Quinones are also featured. It is a virtual who's who of Hip Hop.

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Yes Yes Y'all Book   Yes Yes Y'All: The Experience Music Project Oral History of Hip-Hop's First Decade
Author: Jim Fricke and Charlie Ahearn, Introduction by Nelson George
Publisher: DaCapo Press ISBN: 030681224X
Published: 2002

This book is the first and most complete account of the origins of Hip Hop told directly by its founders and legends. 1970s icons from the four base elements of Hip Hop share their personal experiences. This book also features countless photos and an amazing collection of vintage Hip Hop flyers designed by Buddy Esquire, PHASE 2 and others. In this book you'll read the words of legends such as DJs: Kool Herc, Afrika Bambaataa and Grandmaster Flash, DJ Breakout, Charlie Chase MCs: KK Rockwell, Busy Bee, LA Shunshine, Reggie Reg Graf Artists: PISTOL, BLADE, LEE Quinones B-Boys/UpRockers/Poppers: Ken Swift, Fabel, JoJo, Frosty Freeze, Crazy Legs This book is an invaluable tool for urban historians and a must have for fans of Hip Hip culture.

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Ron English Book   POPaganda: The Art and Subversion of Ron English
Author: Ron English and Maggie Balistreri
Publisher: Soft Skull Press, Inc., ISBN: 1887128603
Published: 2001

The Art and Subversion of Ron English POPaganda is the 164-page full color softbound book chronicling the art career of Ron English. POPaganda offers over two hundred photographs of Ron's pirate billboards, oil paintings, and other artistic endeavors. The book also includes essays by art critic and Paper Magazine Senior Editor Carlo McCormick and Colin Moynahan of The New York Times. Ron also offers up some explanations of his creative process.

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Visit the Author's Web site POPaganda.com



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