Ganzeer

Walls of Freedom: Street Art of the Egyptian Revolution *(Original Drawing by Ganzeer)

Ganzeer

Walls of Freedom: Street Art of the Egyptian Revolution *(Original Drawing by Ganzeer)

Date

2014

Binding

Perfect

Dimensions

10 × 16 × 3 in

$ 800.00

3 in stock


Walls of Freedom: Street Art of the Egyptian Revolution. Published by From Here to Fame, 2014. Hardcover, 268 pages, full-color reproductions. Text by Don STONE Karl, Basma Hamdy, Ahdaf Soueif. 8.8 x 11.25 x 2 inches. Limited edition.

**Three copies are available with an original ink drawing in interior cover by Egyptian artist GANZEER. See pictures for details. To request a specific drawing email hello@booklyn.org for preference.

“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 that transformed Egypt’s walls into a visual testimony of bravery and resistance. In collaboration with front-line artists, the book documents how artists converted streets into dynamic newspapers, providing a necessary alternative to the propaganda-fueled media.

This comprehensive survey of Egyptian revolutionary street art includes a chronicle of the day-to-day volatile politics as they 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 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 the art of this revolution.