War on Walls: Egypt's Arab Spring Street Art

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Published by:
Genevieve Hathaway
Published:
3/11/2014
Specs:
Square / 8" x 8"
68 pages Perfect-bound
Category:
Art
Tags:
Arab Spring, Arab Spring Street Art, Cairo, Egypt, Egypt photography, Egypt revolution, Egypt Street Art, Genevieve Hathaway, Middle East, Tahrir Square

War on Walls is a collection of extraordinary street art, created in and around Cairo’s Tahrir Square during Egypt's Arab Spring revolution. Street art was a defining feature of the Egyptian revolution: raising awareness of political and economic issues, pressuring the regime and governing bodies for change, injecting dark humor into turbulent times, and providing a visual memory of important events and individuals. The emerging street art movement was a creative expression of the Egyptian people's frustration and desire for freedom, as well as a way to physically reclaim space in Cairo as belonging to the people rather than the government. The book aims to convey not only the craft of these artists, but also the messages that inspired the street artists to express the soul and dreams of the Egyptian peoples’ revolution. These murals tell the story of Egypt’s Arab Spring through some of the most beautiful, expressive and iconic wall images ever created.

War on Walls: Egypt's Arab Spring Street Art