Graffiti Art Styles: A Classification System and Theoretical Analysis
This book presents a classification system for graffiti art styles that reflects the expertise of graffiti writers and the work of art historian Erwin Panofsky. Based on Panofsky’s theories of iconographical analysis, the classification model is designed to identify the style of a graffiti art piece through its visual characteristics. Tested by image cataloguers in archives, libraries, and museums, the system assists information professionals in identifying the iconic styles of graffiti art pieces. It also demonstrates the power of Panofsky’s theories to provide access to non-representational or abstract art images. The result is a new paradigm for Panofsky’s theories that challenges the assumptions of traditional models. This innovative book is a valuable resource for anyone who wants to learn more about graffiti art and for information professionals concerned with both the practical and intellectual issues surrounding image access.
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Ignore the previous reviews. This book is about describing art styles in a systematic fashion and does it well. Teaches the reader about approaching interpretation of graffiti tags and develops language to describe the styles.
AS THE BOOK GAVE ME SOME INFORMATION ABOUT GRAFFITI IT DIDN'T ENLIGHTEN ME IN ANY SORT....ITS BASICALLY BULLSHIT
2 Graffiti Art in an Iconographic Framework
3 Graffiti Art in a Classificatory Framework
4 Developing the Faceted Classification System for Graffiti Art Styles
5 What Image Cataloguers Saw
6 Panofskys Theories and the Question of Nonrepresentational or Abstract Art