Begun by Jane Gadsby

Abel, Ernest L., and Buckley, Barbara E. "The Handwriting on the Wall: Toward a Sociology and Psychology of Graffiti." Westport, Connecticut: Greenwood Press, 1977.

__. Backjumps - Sketch Book, Backjumps.

Barrick, Mac E. "The Growth of Graffiti", published in Folklore Forum, Vol. 7, p. 273, 1974.

Barros, Jorge A. "Os muros como suporte de arte," published in Jornal do Brasil, Caderno B, pp 59-63, Rio de Janeiro, September 5, 1984.

Bart Bosmans & Axel Thiel. "Guide to Graffiti-Research. " ISBN 90-802903-1-9 D/1995/7579/1, 1995.

Billboard Liberation Front. "Art and Science of Billboard Improvement." Los Cabrones Press, San Francisco. USD $1.50. Everything you wanted to know about how to rearrange that offensive advertisement. No more information is available as this is written; writing to Processed World, which acts as an intermediary for the BLF, might prove fruitful.

Billboard Liberation Front. "Billboard Liberation Front Manual," published in Processed World #25, Summer/Fall 1990, pp 22-26. This and other back issues may be ordered from 41 Sutter St., #1829, San Francisco, CA 94104.

Bilodeau, Denyse. "Les murs de la ville: les graffitis de Montreal" Montreal: liber, 1996, 200 p., 30 illustrations n/b. French only, Quebec, Canada. Ethnography. (1) the geography of the Montreal graffiti, (2) an analysis of the way graffitists perceive their work, (3) how people decode graffitis.

Blake, C. Fred. "Graffiti and Racial Insults: The Archaeology of Ethnic Relations in Hawaii," published in Modern Material Culture: The Archaeology of Us. Richard A. Gould and Michael B. Schiffer, editors, New York, New York: Academic Press, 1981.

Blume, Regina. "Graffiti," published in Discourse and Literature. Tuen A. Van Dijk, editor, Philadelphia: John Benjamins Publishing Company, 1985.

Board, William. "Alter a Billboard," published in CoEvolution Quarterly, Summer 1983, pp 114-116. Do's and don'ts for would-be "midnight billboard editors," written by a pseudonymous member of Truth in Advertising. USD $7, Whole EArth Review, 27 Gate Five Road, Sausalito, CA 94965.

Brassai: "Graffiti" (of Paris). Stuttgart, 1960.

Branwyn, Gareth. "Jamming the Media," published in Black Hole, edited by Carolyn Hughes, (Baltimore: Institute for Publications Design, Yale Gordon College of Liberal Arts, University of Baltimore, 1992). This essay, as well as the companion pieces in this underground omnibus, explore the interstice between cyberpunk and culture jamming. Contact Gareth Branwyn at 4905 Old Dominion Drive, Arlington, VA 22207.

Brozman, Dusan; Dschen, Meili; and Suter, Beat. Anarchie und Aerosol. "Wandsprüche und Graffiti 1980 - 1995." Beluga Verlag, publisher, 1995.

___. "Buffo." Spectacular Times, ISBN 09-07837-0-9. USD $3.50. Wonderful anthology of political pranks and anrachic buffoonery from pie-throwing to billboard defacing.

Castellen, Rolando, curator of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, "Aesthetics of Graffiti." San Francisco: Library of Congress, 1978.

Castleman, Craig. "Getting Up: Subway Graffiti in New York". New York, New York: The Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1982.

Chalfant, Henry and James Prigoff. "Spraycan Art." New York, New York: Thames & Hudson Inc., publisher. ISBN 0-500-27469-X 1987, 1994.

Chalfant, Henry and Cooper, Martha. "Subway Art." New York, New York: Henry Holt & Co, publisher. ISBN 0-8050-0678-8 1984, 1995.

Christ, Thomas. "New York 82/83 Subway Graffiti." 1994 Edition Aragon, Thomas Christ, Basel (Switzerland). ISBN: 3 89535 421 x, 1984. Note that Aragon has a number of fine books on graffiti.

Coffield, Frank. "Vandalism & Graffiti: The State of the Art." London, England: Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, 1991.

Conal, Robbie. "Art Attack: The Midnight Politics of a Guerrilla Artist." Harper Perennial, 1992. At last: the ideal gift for insurrectionists - a coffee table art book about a wheatpaste warrior.

Cooper, Martha and Joseph Sciorra. "R.I.P.: Memorial Wall Art". New York: Henry Holt and Company, 1994. [Also published by Thames and Hudson in Great Britian as "R.I.P.: New York Spraycan Memorials" and in France as "R.I.P. N.Y.C.: Bombages in Memoriam a New York City."]

___. "Culture Jamming: Hacking, Slashing and Sniping in the Empire of Signs." (No more information on this at this time.)

Dekorne, James. "Aspen Art in the New Mexico Highlands." Museum of New Mexico Press, Santa Fe, 1970.

Demers, Jeanne; Lambert, Jose and McMurray, Line. "Graffiti et Loi 101". Ville Saint-Laurent, Quebec: Bibliotheque nationale du Quebec.

Doriath, Ben Yakhlef Paris-Tonkar "Graffiti art in Paris and France in the 1980s." Format : 21 X 24 à l'italienne. Prix Public TTC: 190 FF. ISBN: 2-908382-09-6.

Drmller (sp?), Urs. "Research on Mural Sprayscripts Graffiti" published in Methods in Dialectology: Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference held at the University of North Wales, 3rd 7th August 1987, Alan R Thomas, editor, Philadelphia, USA: Multilingual Matters Ltd., 1987.

Ferrell, Jeff. "Crimes of Style: Urban Graffiti and the Politics of Criminality". New York, New York: Garland Publishing, Inc., 1993.

Freeman, Richard. "Graffiti." London: Hutchison, 1966.

__. "Folk Criticism of Religiosity in the Graffiti of New York City", published in Maledicta: The International Journal of Verbal Aggression. 1988-1989.

Gones, Mulkern & Poushinski. "Anonymous Expression: A Structural View of Graffiti," published in Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 89, p.40.

__. "Graffiti Art 1: Deutschland - Germany." Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, ISBN 3-89602-028-5, 1995. In German, paperback, 144 pages in full color.

__. "Graffiti Art 2: Süddeutschland und Schweiz." Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, ISBN: 3-89602-036-6, 1995. In German, paperback, 144 pages in full color.

__. "Graffiti Art 3: Writing in München." Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, ISBN: 3-89602-045-5, 1995. In German, paperback, 144 pages in full color.

__. "Graffiti Art 4: Ruhrgebeit- Rheinland." Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, ISBN: 3-89602-051-X, 1995. In German, paperback, 144 pages in full color.

__. "Graffiti Art 5: Frankfurt." Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, ISBN: 3-89602-067-6, 1995. In German, paperback, 144 pages in full color.

__. "Graffiti Art 6: Berlin und dies Neuen Lander." Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, ISBN: 3-89602-126-5, 1997. In German, paperback, 144 pages in full color.

__. "Graffiti Art 7: Norddeutsc land." Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, ISBN: 3-89602-136-2, 1997. In German, paperback, 140 pages in full color.

__. "Graffiti Art 8: German Characters." Schwarzkopf & Schwarzkopf, ISBN: 3-89602-144-3. In German, paperback, 140 pages in full color.

__. "The Graphic Language of Neville Brody", Thames and Hudson, 1988.

__. "The Graphic Language of Neville Brody 2", Thames and Hudson, 1994(?).

Grider, Sylvia Ann. "Con Safos: Mexican-Americans, Names and Graffiti," published in Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 88, pp 132-142, 1975.

Grieb, Kenneth J. "The Writing on the Walls: Graffiti as Government Propaganda in Mexico" published in the Journal of Popular Culture. Ray Browne, editor, Bowling Green, Ohio: Bowling Green University Press, Summer 1984.

Haan, Marina N. and Hammerstrom, Richard B. "Graffiti In The Ivy League". New York, New York: Warner Books, Inc., 1981.

Hager, Steven. "Hip Hop - The illustrated history of Break Dancing, Rap Music, and Graffiti." St. Marten's Press, 1984.

Hemphill, Herbert W. Jr. and Julia Weissmann. "Twentieth Century American Folk Art and Artists." New York, 1974.

Henkel, Oliva; Domentat, Tamara; Westhoff, Rene. "Spray City - Graffiti in Berlin." Schwarzkopf, 1994.

Jacobson, Staffan. "Den Spraymålade Bilden: Graffitimåleriet som bildform konströrelse och läroprocess." ("The Spray-painted Image: Graffiti painting as type of image, art movement and learning process.") Doctoral Dissertation, Lund University, Department of Art History, Box 117, 2201 Lund, Sweden. ISBN 91-628-2186-5, October 1996. .

Janis, Sidney. "They Taught Themselves." New York, 1942.

Kim, Sojin. "Chicano Graffiti and Murals: The Neighborhood Art of Peter Quezada." Jackson: Univ. Press of Mississippi. ISBN: 0-87805-825-7, 1995.

King, Thomas H. "Roadside Rock Art," published in Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 93, p. 60.

Kochman, T (ed). "Rappin' and Stylin' Out." Urbana, 1972.

Kohl, Herbert. "Golden Boy as Anthony Cool: A Photo Essay on Naming and Graffiti." New York: Dial Press, 1972.

Kohl, Herbert, & Hinton, James. "Names, Graffiti and Culture," published in Rappin' and Stylin' Out, ed. T. Kochman. Urbana, 1972.

Landy, E. & Steele, J. "Graffiti as a Function of Building Utilization," published in Perceptual and Motor Skills [25 (1967), 351-356].

Lindsay, J. "The Writing on the Wall." London: Muller, 1960.

London, Jack. "Abenteuer des Schienenstranges." ("Railroad Tales"? Hobo graffiti) 1947.

Mailer, Norman. "The Faith of Graffiti." New York, New York: Library of Congress Cataloguing in Publication Data, 1974.

Maisenbacher, Christoph. "Spuren Der Nacht I: Schablonen-Graffiti." Edition Aragon.

Maisenbacher, Christoph. "Spuren Der Nacht II: Pochoirs." Edition Aragon.

McGlynn, Paul D. "Graffiti and Slogans: Flushing the Id," published in Journal of Popular Culture [6 (1972), 351-356].

Miller, Ivor. "Creolizing for Survival in the City." Cultural Critique (Spring 1994): 153-188.

Miller, Ivor. "Guerrilla Artists of New York City." Race and Class. 53.1 (1993): 27-40.

Miller, Ivor. "Night Train: The Power that Man Made." New York Folklore. 17.1-2 (1991): 21-43.

Miller, Ivor. "Piecing: The Dynamics of Style." Calligraphy Review. 11.1 (1994):20-33.

Mockridge, Norton. "The Scrawl of the Wild: What People Write on Walls and Why." New York, New York: The World Publishing Company, 1968.

Montagnon, Olivier. "Sabotage: Graffiti Art on Trains in Europe." Format :21 X 24 à l'italienne. Prix Public TTC :190 FF. ISBN : 2-908382-28-8 Edition Florent-Massot (address:) BP 438-07,75327, Paris Cedex 07, FRANCE

Nabi, Adrian. "Backjumps Sketch Book." 1996. Paperback, in English, B/W and some color sketches. Order c/o Sushi Pariser Strasse, 44 10707 Berlin Germany.

Perkins. "Droppin' Science: Critical Essays on Rap and Hip-Hop."

Perry & Melly. "The Writing on the Wall." Elm Tree Books, 1976.

Posener, Jill. "Louder Than Words." London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1986.

Posener, Jill. "Spray It Loud." London: Routledge and Kegan Paul, 1982.

__."Post Graffiti:1". Catalog of a show in 1983/84 New York, cover by Daze & Crash 2. Book made By Caulfield & Tensing 1993 accompanying a show with Angel, Delta, Sender and Shoe.

Potter, Russell A. "Spectacular Vernaculars: Hip-Hop and the Politics of Postmodernism." State University of New York Press, Ithaca, NY. ISBN 0-7914-2626-2, 1995.

Pritchard, Violet. "English Medieval Graffiti." Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press, 1967.

Read, Allen Walker. "Classic American Graffiti: Lexical Evidence from Folk Epigraphy in Western North America." Waukesha, Wisconsin: Maledicta Press, 1977.

Rees, Nigel. "Graffiti 1," "Graffiti 2," "Graffiti 3," "Graffiti 4," "Graffiti 5." London: Unwin Paperbacks, 1979-1986.

Reisner, Robert. "Graffiti." New York, New York: Parallax Publishing Co., Inc., 1967.

Reisner, Robert. "Graffiti: Two Thousand Years of Wall Writing." London: Frederick Muller, 1974.

Reisner, Robert. "Great Wall Writing and Button Graffiti." New York: Canyon Books, 1967.

Reisner, Robert. "Selected Scrawls From Bathroom Walls." New York: Parallax, 1967.

Reisner, Robert & Wechsler, L. "Encyclopedia of Graffiti." New York: Macmillan, 1974.

Robbins, A. "A Guide to College Graffiti." New York, 1967.

Robinson, David. "Soho Walls: Beyond Graffiti." London, England: Thames and Hudson, 1990.

Sechrest, L. & Olson, K. "Graffiti in Four Types of Institute of Higher Education," published in The Journal of Sex Research, Vol. 7, (1971, pp. 62-71).

Schiffmacher, Henk. "1000 tattoos." Taschen, Germany, ISBN: 3-8228-8542-4. 40 marks for over 500 pages, a bargain.

Schmdlapp and Phase 2, eds. "Style Writing From The Underground, (R)evolutions of Aerosol Linguistic." Stampa Alternativa in Association with IGTimes, 1996 ISBN : 88-7226-318-2. 120 pp. 180 color pictures, 150 b&w illustrations, English and Italian (both in same version). Interviews and vintage photos of masterpieces by Phase 2, Vulcan and many other early NYC writers. Ordering information.

Scum, Cheech H. & Techno 169. "Theorie des style, die befreiung des alphabets." In German only, mailorder direct from Style Only, self-published in Munich, 1996.

___. "Smashing th Image Factory." USD $2.50. A complete manual of billboard subversion and destruction.

Smith, Moira. "Walls Have Ears: A Contextual Approach to Graffiti" published in International Folklore Review. London, England: New Abbey Productions, 1986.

Spence, Alex. "Tags & pieces: a photo collection of Canadian street art, volume 1: Toronto." Haspence (469 Spadina Road, Unit 15, Toronto, Canada M5P 2W6), 1997. More than 100 4"x6" color photos of graffiti art from the streets of Toronto, Canada.

Spitz, Ellen Handler. "An Insubstantial Pageant Faded: A Psychoanalytic Epitaph for New York City Subway Car Graffiti." (No other info available.)

Stewart, Jack. "Subway graffiti: an aesthetic study of graffiti on the subway system of New York City, 1970-1978." Ph. D Thesis, New York University, 1989.

Stewart, Susan. "Ceci Tuera Cela: Graffiti as Crime and Art" published in Life After Postmodernism: Essays on Value and Culture. John Fekete, editor, New York, New York: St. Martin's Press, 1987.

Stocker, Dutcher. Hargrove & Cook. "Social Analysis of Graffiti,& published in Journal of American Folklore, Vol. 85 (1971, No. 358).

Suter, Beat. "Graffiti ¬ Rebellion der Zeichen." Rita G. Fischer Verlag: Frankfurt am Main, 1988.

Tanzer, Helen H. "The Common People of Pompeji." Baltimor, 1939

___. "To graffiti stin Ellada" (Graffiti in Greece). (New book, no more known about this.)

Totentanz, Koelner. "Der Sprayer von Zuerich" ("The Sprayer of Zurich") Verlag der Buchhandlung Walther Koenig, Koeln, Germany, ISBN: 3-88375-016-6, 1982.

van Treeck, Bernhard & Mark todt. "Hall of Fame." Edition Aragon, German and English, ISBN 3-89535-430-9, 1995

van Treeck, Bernhard. "Writer Lexikon: American Graffiti-Lexikon." Edition Aragon, ISBN 3-89535-428-7, 1995.

van Treeck, Bernhard. "Writer Lexikon: Street Art - Legale und illegale Kunst im öffentllichen Raum." Edition Aragon, ISBN 3-89535-416-3, 1995.

van Treeck, Bernhard. "Wandzeichnungen." Edition Aragon, ISBN 3-89535-424-4, 1994.

Walker, Kate. "Coming Out of the Closet: An investigation into the different types of graffiti in the Sheffield area and how the inhabitants of that area relate to them," 1988. Dissertation. The Centre for English Language and Cultural Tradition, at Sheffield University, UK.

__. "Whole Cars." Edition Aragon, 1996.

Wiese, Markus, "Graffiti Dortmund-Die Kunst der Sachbeschädigung." Edition Aragon, ISBN 3-89535-431-7, 1996. Includes stories from SHARK.

William Upski Wimsatt. "Bomb the Suburbs: Graffiti, Freight-hopping, Race and the Search for Hip-Hop's Moral Center." The Subway and Elevated Press, Chicago, 1994.

Wilk, Richard and Michael B. Schiffer. "The Modern Material-Culture Field School: Teaching Archaeology on the University Campus," published in Modern Material Culture: The Archaeology of Us, Richard A. Gould and Michael B. Schifffer (eds). New York, London, Toronto, Sydney, San Francisco: Academic Press, 1981.

Yu, Timothy & Yang, Jon. "The Thinking Man's Graffiti." Berkeley, 1975.

Ordering information for a few of the harder-to-find books.

You might want to search the following sites to see if you can order your books off the net.
East Bay Books (book, video, music search service.)
Black Planet's Catalog
AK Press
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