Buenos Aires Street Art
Publication Date: October 26, 2010
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Buenos Aires is the second largest city in South America. It should come as no surprise then that it boasts a sprawling and distinctive street art scene that reflects the civic pride of the porteños - the word used to refer to the city's citizens - as well as the influences of global graffiti, street art and visual cultures. Textura Dos: Buenos Aires Street Art breaks the city down into neighborhoods, or barrios, providing a stunning visual tour of the city. The authors recount their experiences exploring the featured barrios, meeting the artists and photographing their work. In revealing these visual aspects of Buenos Aires the authors also share their views of Buenos Aires, one of the world's great cities. From the murals of Palermo and San Telmo to the tags, burners and politically charged work of La Boca, the richness of the city's urban art takes shape between the covers of this book.
Like the original Textura,Textura Dos also makes available to readers via download files of high-resolution graffiti patterns and textures that can be used for any number of design applications.
British-born, Buenos Aires-based Matt Fox-Tucker is a freelance journalist. He worked for the BBC for more than five years as a radio broadcaster and producer, and has also published articles in British national newspapers, including the Daily Mail, The Sun, the Daily Mirror, and London Evening Standard. Matt developed a passion for photography after working on the picture desk of the Daily Mailnewspaper and remains a keen photographer. He currently lives in Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Brazilian-born, Buenos Aires-based Guilherme Zauith is a freelance writer and photographer.