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ADVANCE READING COPY • NOT FOR SALE Asphalt Renaissance is a brilliant account of the rebirth and re-imagining of the art of street painting by top artist Kurt Wenner. He revolutionized this chalk-art tradition by creating a technique for drawing on pavement in 3-D. This system enables him to craft astounding images that reach out of the ground toward the viewer and appear perilously deep. Wenner has traveled the world over and his incredible art is both a global and an Internet phenomenon. • National publicity • Interviews on TV and radio • Features and reviews in magazines and newspapers • Online coverage and blog outreach Kurt Wenner worked for NASA as an advanced scientific space illustrator, but left to pursue his love of classical art. In Rome, he began creating street paintings to finance his travels and study; within a few years, he had won several gold medals in European competitions. In 1985, Wenner was the subject of a National Geographic documentary called Masterpieces in Chalk. He has received the Kennedy Center Medallion in recognition of his outstanding contribution to arts education. Reviewers are reminded that changes may be made in this uncorrected proof before books are printed. If any material from the book is to be quoted in a review, the quotation should be checked against the final bound book. Dates, prices, and manufacturing details are subject to change or cancellation without notice. For more information, contact Megan Perritt at (646) 688-2526 or

Art/Optical Illusions August 2011 $24.95 ($29.95 Canada) Paperback • 8 x 10 • 304 pages Sterling • 978-1-4027-7126-2


August 2011

Asphalt Renaissance