YOUNG PUNKS BY SHEILA ROCKSKU: BK-327 BOOK YOUNG PUNKS
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As the 1970s drew to a close and changes in music, fashion and attitudes collided to form Punk, Sheila Rock was right at the heart of the electrifying youth movement. Whether candid or posed, her striking photographs on Young Punks perfectly capture the innocence of the early days, the DIY fashion ethos and the raw energy of Punk.
If you’re interested in the punk music scene, we also recommend: The Art of Punk by Alex Ogg and Russell Bestley and Turn the World Dayglo: The Creative Life of Poly Styrene by Celeste Bell
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.