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Author Name:    ERICKSON, Paul

Title:   Graffiti Halifax Style. First Edition

Publisher:    Lancelot, Hantsport, NS, 1987, ISBN:0889993270 

Seller ID:   1922

ERICKSON, Paul. Graffiti Halifax Style. Hantsport, Nova Scotia : Lancelot Press, (1987). First Edition. Pp (10),11-56. Illustrated in b&w, with map. 8vo, photo-illustrated grey & white cardcovers with pink spine. "Ranging from obscene to romantic, even to philosophical, graffiti can be seen as charming gems of humanity that reach out and touch us as we walk by. Coming across some is like finding a note in a bottle washed up on shore. Paul A. Erickson, a professor of anthropology at Saint Mary's University, examines graffiti in Halifax: covering everything from washroom with in a South End university to the use of classic four-letter words in Halifax's North End 'inner city'. Illustrated with full-page photographs by Elizabeth Stevens and drawings by Jacqueline Mitchell, this book also includes a short history of graffiti, a selection of some of Halifax's best graffiti statements and a graffiti forum, where a group of teenagers discuss why they do it." - from the rear cover. Contents: What is Graffiti? Why People Write Graffiti ; Toilet Graffiti; Writing on Walls; Walking around Halifax; More Walking; What Does It All Mean? Halifax Graffiti Sampler; Graffiti Forum; Endnotes. With tables: I. Halifax Graffiti; II. Halifax Graffiti and Bulding Type; III. Halifax Graffiti and Bulding Material; IV. Halifax Graffiti and Municipal Zone;V. Halifax Graffiti and Neighbourhood. Very good. 12.00


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