Authors: Don Karl & Basma Hamdy
format: 28,5 x 21cm
268 full color
photographs: ca. 750 photos & illustrations
Hardcover: 34,95 €
ISBN Hardcover 978-3-937946-47-4
Release Date: 15th March 2014
This book is a crowd-sourced and crowd-funded collaboration of 100 Photographers, 50 Artists and 20 Authors.
“Walls of Freedom” is a powerful portrayal of the first three years of the Egyptian revolution that began on January 25, 2011.The story is told through striking images of art that transformed Egypt's walls into a visual testimony of bravery and resistance. Created in close collaboration with artists on the frontlines of the battle, the book documents how they converted the streets into a dynamic newspaper of the people, providing a much needed alternative to the propaganda-fueled media.
This comprehensive survey of iconic street art of the Egyptian revolution includes a chronicle of the day-to-day volatile political situation as it rapidly unfolded. “Walls of Freedom” traces the revolutionary journey, from the early pinnacle of extraordinary hope and inspiration, to its decline into today's violent Orwellian nightmare. Haunting images of key events captured by acclaimed photographers and activists set the stage for this political drama. Enriched with essays by artists and experts across many fields, Walls of Freedom contextualizes the graffiti in the historical, socio-political, and cultural backgrounds that have shaped this art of the revolution.
“This book, is an act within our revolution – our continuing revolution.”
Ahdaf Soueif, Booker prize finalist, Egyptian Novelist, political & Cultural commentator
"How many books have been published about Egypt's revolutionary Streetart? This is the only one I wanna read!" Ganzeer, Artist
"Walls of Freedom reflects the true spirit of what is unravelling in our nation."-
Magdy El-Shafee Author of Metro, the first Arabic Graphic Novel
"Walls of Freedom is the real voice of the Egyptian revolution graffiti scene."
Bahia Shehab-Ted Fellow, Islamic Art Historian and Artist
"Walls of freedom is a reminder of people's ability to take their destiny into their own hands!" Sondos Shabayek, founder of Tahrir Monologues, political activist
'Walls of Freedom' in my opinion is going to be the most honest and professional documentation of the Egyptian graffiti movement in our time."
Aya Tarek, Egyptian graffiti artist
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