This book is really confusing. It seems like they had 3 days to do it from start to end, and didn't have time to thought carefully on its structure. This book is about nothing. It's not a book about Banksy's art, is not about Banksy's timeline since the early days, and it's not a photobook, but it is all of this at the same time. Confused? Me too.
This books has texts with anecdotes about Banksy's art, funny episodes, political relevance pieces, and many other matters that the author thought it would be nice to include. The texts are funny, but after a while I don't won't anymore jokes about how people react to Banksy. I just want texts that depict the photos on the pages. Guess what? More than half the time this doesn't happen, and suddenly there are around 10 photos in a single page that don't have anything to do with that chapter.
For some reason, this book is mainly about the period from 1998-2008.
Finally in the end there is an index of where the photos were taken, and what the piece is called. FINALLY. Then I realize that the pages aren't numbered. What? Wait? There is an index of the art that is photographed in each page but the pages aren't numbered!? Well... yes.
I bought this book 4 weeks before the 2019 version was published. I don't know if they cleared all this mess or if they just added a few more photos. I don't know, and I don't care, because this book is going back.
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