Walls of Freedom Street Art of the Egyptian Revolution

ISBN-10: 3937946470
ISBN-13: 9783937946474
Edition: 2014
List price: $55.00
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Description: A powerful portrayal of the Egyptian Revolution, telling the story with striking images of art that turned Egypt's walls into a visual testimony of bravery and resistance. Even the army tanks that rolled onto Tahrir Square were immediately adorned  More...

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List price: $55.00
Copyright year: 2014
Publisher: From Here To Fame GmbH
Publication date: 5/1/2014
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 8.50" wide x 12.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 3.960

A powerful portrayal of the Egyptian Revolution, telling the story with striking images of art that turned Egypt's walls into a visual testimony of bravery and resistance. Even the army tanks that rolled onto Tahrir Square were immediately adorned with graffiti. This survey of current Egyptian street art looks at the most influential artists who have made their iconic marks on the streets. Spanning Cairo, Alexandria and Luxor, this is a document of the volatile and fast-shifting political situation there. Since the start of the Arab revolution the Middle East has seen an unparalleled explosion of graffiti. * With contributions by experts in the fields of typography, graphic design, sociology and EgyptologyThese images of the revolution taken by acclaimed photographers and activistsvplaces the graffiti of the revolution in a broader context, and examines the historical, socio-political and cultural backgrounds which have shaped the movement.

Basma Hamdy is a professor, artist and designer from Cairo. She studied at the American University in Cairo, School of the Art Institute of Chicago and obtained her MFA from Maryland Institute College of Art. She is passionate about Arabic calligraphy, typography, street art and photography. She currently teaches Graphic Design at the College of fine Arts, University of Sharjah, UAE.

Ahdaf Soueif was born in Cairo and educated in Egypt and England. She lives in London.

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