Title: Textura Dos: Buenos Aires Street Art
Authors: Matt Fox-Tucker & Guilherme Zauith
Publisher: Mark Batty
I love coffee table books and their emphasis on eye-catching, appealing visuals. Textura Dos is an interesting book, because it captures the excitement of the street graffiti scene in Buenos Aires, and it also takes you on a tour around the neighborhoods of this bustling city. There is a lot going on in the barrios, and the bold, uncompromising art featured in this book reflect the energy and the pulse of the street art scene.
The book is divided into chapters, each spotlighting a different barrio. There is a wealth of information in the brief introductions to each section of the city, covering key aspects of the neighborhoods, including primary industries and quick demographic details, which influence the art that’s created in each. This is one of my favorite parts of the book; in addition to learning more about Buenos Aires, I could also see how the makeup of the barrios is reflected in the art created in each one.
Textura Dos makes the perfect gift for your art-loving friends, and is a book they can refer to again and again. It’s the cultural context that makes the graffiti so interesting, and this book does a great job drawing you into the heartbeat of the city, so you can understand and appreciate the colorful creations found here.
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Review copy provided by publisher