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A LOVE LETTER TO THE CITY: STEPHEN POWERS. Peter Eleey. Princeton Architectural Press, Inc., New York, 2014. 172 pp. with 141 ills. (137 col.). 21 x 19 cm. LC 2013-25686 ISBN 9781616892081 In English.
Publisher's description: Stretched across city walls and along rooftops, Stephen Powers's colorful large-scale murals sneak up on you. "Open your eyes / I see the sunrise," "If you were here I'd be home," "Forever begins when you say yes." What at first looks like nothing as much as an advertisement suddenly becomes something grander and more mysterious--a hand-painted love letter at billboard size. Combining community activism and public art, Powers and his team of sign mechanics collaborate with a neighborhood's residents to create visual jingles-- sincere and often poignant affirmations and confessions that reflect the collective hopes and dreams of the host community. A Love Letter to the City gathers the artist's powerful public art project for the first time, including murals on the walls and rooftops of Brooklyn and Syracuse, New York; Philadelphia; Dublin and Belfast, Ireland; Sao Paolo, Brazil, and Johannesburg, South Africa.
Artist(s):Powers, Stephen
Indexing: Western — United States — Post-2000 — Painting — Street Art
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 159051
Paperbound $24.95x (libraries receive a 10% discount on this title)    

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