New York: Dial, 1972. Hinton, James. First Edition. Cloth. 8vo. 177 pp. Book is VG, cloth on top front cover being slightly worn. DJ is VG-, with a dime-sized, hardened tar-like substance affixed to rear cover and a fair amount of general shelfwear. Very good / very good. Item #1064
Written by noted educator Herbert Kohl this book was one of the first attempts to understand graffiti on something like its own terms, as opposed to just calling it vandalism and painting over it. Published just before the graffiti boom that went hand in hand with nascent hip-hop culture, this book provides a fascinating glimpse at an urban America hardly anyone had done anything but denounce before Kohl came along.* * * [Please note: additional postage fees may be required for oversized and/or international orders to be shipped.].