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Author Schacter, Rafael,
Title Ornament and order : graffiti, street art and the parergon / Rafael Schacter.
Imprint Farnham, Surrey : Ashgate Publishing Limited, [2014]

Series Architecture
Subject Decoration and ornament -- Social aspects.
Graffiti -- Social aspects.
Street art -- Social aspects.
Description 1 online resource (xxviii, 278 pages, 8 pages of plates) : illustrations (some color.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Ornament. Ornament -- Consensual ornamentation -- Agonistic ornamentation -- Order. Order -- Inversion, subversion, perversion -- The picaresque, risk, and improvisation.
Summary Based on an in-depth ethnographic study working with some of the world's most influential Independent Public Artists, this book takes a completely new approach. Placing these illicit aesthetic practices within a broader historical, political, and aesthetic context, it argues that they are in fact both intrinsically ornamental (working within a classic architectonic framework), as well as innately ordered (within a highly ritualized, performative structure). Rather than disharmonic, destructive forms, rather than ones solely working within the dynamics of the market, these insurgent images are.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9781472409997 (electronic bk.)
147240999X (electronic bk.)
9781472409980 (hardback ; alk. paper)
1472409981 (hardback ; alk. paper)
9781472410009 (ePUB)
OCLC # 900218800
Additional Format Print version: Schacter, Rafael. Ornament and order. 9781472409980 1472409981 (DLC) 2013043984 (OCoLC)862149366