The Art of Punk by Alex Ogg and Russell BestleySKU: BK-372 BOOK THE ART OF PUNK
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The Art of Punk
It is almost impossible to believe that the posters, flyers and other punk ephemera were once used and discarded. But despite such humble origins, this ground-breaking artwork continues to have an impact on music, fashion and media today. The Art of Punk, paperback edition, is the first ever comprehensive review of punk art/design ever published. This lavishly illustrated book celebrates a wide range of punk design in posters, flyers, album cover art, fanzines and fashion ephemera from T-shirts to badges. All the classic bands, like the Ramones, the Sex Pistols, the Damned and the Clash are covered as are numerous rare and wonderful items from around the world. Includes 225 illustrations from anonymous and uncredited artworks to pieces by UK artists including Jamie Reid, Malcolm Garrett, Linder Sterling, Peter Saville, Barney Bubbles and US artists including Lindsey Kuhn, Raymond Pettibon, Winston Smith, John Seabury, Art Chantry, Paul Imagine and many more.
Punk had burst onto the scene with its aggressive raw energy, confrontational lyrics and rhythm guitars spewing out arrangements that were just unorthodox. It was that moment of revolutionary art, overturning what had gone before.
Our vast selection of Punk books reflects the importance of that subculture from the early 1970’s in New York, through London, The US West Coast, Riot Grrrl through to the current day. The curated selection includes the photography of Dennis Morris, Kevin Cummins, Sheila Rock and Janette Beckman, biographies of The Undertones, a history of The Roxy club and a good selection of women in Punk including Poly Styrene, Patti Smith, Jordan and Kim Gordon.