New York: Links, 1975. 1st Edition. Small square quarto, publisher’s illustrated stiff paper wraps.
Early monograph on urban community murals in the US by psychologist Robert Sommer. Produced when the modern day street art movement was at its peak, Sommer’s book details the New Mural movement, the inherent politics of the art form, a guide for locating and documenting street art, a chapter on the Emeryville mudflat sculptures, a guide for locating and documenting street art, and more. A noted environmental psychologist, Sommer’s predominant interest was in socio-architecture. Illustrated in color and black-and-white with 80 full-page plates of work in California, Massachusetts, and Illinois; with a bibliography of books and articles on the subject. Some soiling and light edgewear to wraps. Near fine. Item #6220