“GOING ALL CITY IS AN AMAZING READ THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE TO PUT DOWN. A CUTTING-EDGE GEOGRAPHICAL EXPLORATION OF UNDER-EXAMINED LOS ANGELES LANDSCAPES, THIS POIGNANT, INSIGHTFUL BOOK IS UNIQUE WITHIN GRAFFITI SCHOLARSHIP AND EXPANSIVE IN OUR UNDERSTANDING OF THE CITY. DEPICTING THE PAIN OF A CHILDHOOD SPENT IN POVERTY, THE AMBIGUITY OF RACE, AND THE SUBJECTIVE EXPERIENCE OF POLICING AND GANGS, THIS IS THE REMARKABLE STORY OF JUST ONE OF THOUSANDS OF YOUNG PEOPLE WHO HAVE FOUND POWER IN THE CLANDESTINE PRACTICE OF GRAFFITI"

- Susan Philips

“BLOCH UNFLINCHINGLY PEELS BACK ALL THE LAYERS OF ARTIFICE, HYPE, AND SENSATIONALISM TO REVEAL A STARK PORTRAIT OF STRUGGLING TO SURVIVE AND MAKE MEANING IN A LANDSCAPE OF DISORDER AND DEPRIVATION."

- Alex S. Vitale  

“TAGGING GRAFFITI IS A VOYAGE OF SELF DISCOVERY MIXED WITH THE DANGER OF STREET GANGS, POLICE, AND VANDALISM. THROUGH HIS BOOK, CISCO IS STILL TAGGING HIS STORY AND NAME ON THE WALLS INSIDE YOUR MIND"

- Chaz Bojórquez

“BLOCH KNOWS HOW DANGEROUS ART CAN BE FOR AEROSOL WARRIORS: THEIR IMAGINATIONS ARRESTED AND EXPRESSIONS PATHOLOGIIZED. HE ALSO ELUCIDATES THE UNDENIABLE BRILLIANCE EXPLODING ON WALLS, UTILITY, POLES, AND UNDERPASSES"

- Luis J. Rodriquez

"GOING ALL CITY IS THAT RAREST TEXT, BOTH A GRIPPING MEMOIR OF LIFE ON THE STREET, AS WELL AS AN ACADEMIC TREATISE...BLOCH'S STORY IS PERSONAL, BUT ALSO A PRIMER ON GRAFFITI'S HISTORY AND TECHNIQUE, AS WELL AS ITS ARTISTIC AND SOCIAL IMPORT  "

- Hyperallergic

“IT WOULD BE DIFFICULT TO FIND AN AUTHOR BETTER CREDENTIALED THAN BLOCH TO WRITE ABOUT SUBVERTING URBAN GEOGRAPHY...GOING ALL CITY IS A REFRESHING PIECE OF MODERN GEOGRAPHY AND AN EXCELLENT ADDITION TO THE STILL GROWING CONVERSATIONS ON SPATIAL JUSTICE "

- AAG Review of Books

“A SURPRISING AND INTIMATE LOOK INSIDE THE LIFE OF A GRAFFITI WRITER...HIS DESCRIPTIONS OF HOW HE CREATED THE GRAFFITI- THE WAY HE CONTROLLED THE PAINT SPRAY, THE LITTLE TILT AND SWAY OF HIS BODY AS HE WROTE - ARE PURE POERTY...[BLOCH TELLS] THE STORY IN A MEASURED WAY, WITH CONTEXT THAT GIVES IT SCOPE AND MEANING."

- The Star Tribune 

“THIS TENSELY ENGAGING MEMOIR DOCUMENTS BLOCH'S ELABORATE, DAILY REMAPPING OF STREETS, BLOCKS, AND NEIGHBORHOODS ALONG SHIFTING COORDINATES OF PHYSICAL ACCES, SUBCULTURAL STATUS, PUBLIC VISIBILITY AND THE DAILY DANGERS OFFERED UP BY STREET GANGS AND THE POLICE... HIS WAS A STREET CARTOGRAPHY OF CONSEQUENCES"

- Jeff Ferrell for Times Higher Education 

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