Ornament and Order

Ornament and Order

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Based on an in-depth ethnographic study working with some of the worlda€™s most influential Independent Public Artists, this book takes a completely new approach. Placing these illicit aesthetic practices within a broader historical, political, and aesthetic context, it argues that they are in fact both intrinsically ornamental (working within a classic architectonic framework), as well as innately ordered (within a highly ritualized, performative structure). Rather than disharmonic, destructive forms, rather than ones solely working within the dynamics of the market, these insurgent images are seen to reface rather than deface the city, operating within a modality of contemporary civic ritual.Yeah, I was suddenly kind of in the centre of this big trouble because of the pixaAsApo poster. ... And it doesna#39;t make sense to me to try hard to be a true and original pixador or graffiti writer and then work every day in a factory! We need placesanbsp;...

Title:Ornament and Order
Author:Dr Rafael Schacter
Publisher:Ashgate Publishing, Ltd. - 2014-05-28


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