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"Punk: An Aesthetic, is a beautifully produced collection showcasing the development of a visual language that has become a lexicon of street style that has been standardized by youth culture around the globe." ~lejournaldelaphotographie.com

"As curators everywhere scrabble for tatty flyers and ’zines that most punks’ mums chucked years ago, a new book comes stomping like Godzilla into the busy new world of punk studies. It’s a big one, complete with its own exhibition..." ~Prospect UK

"...a beautiful, excellently curated book of punk photographs, zines, posters, album covers, and ephemera...It costs $55 and is too large to easily shoplift. It is not a book for punks." ~Newinquiry.com

"With more than three hundred images and accompanying essays...this definitive visual narrative illustrates how the DIY ethic of the punk era inspired a movement in graphic arts and design whose influence is still felt among the most significant figures in the fields today." ~Forcesofgeek.com

"When it came to punk music, hard and fast ruled; technique, not so much. How that sound translated to images is the subject of Punk: An Aesthetic" ~San Antonio Express-News

"...contains an incredible collection of punk art and ephemera from all over the world." ~Complex.com

"Heavily illustrated and featuring rare artifacts from the origins of the punk movement, Punk: An Aesthetic is a necessary addition to that already top notch bookshelf of yours." ~theworldsbestever.com

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Johan Kugelberg is the author of Vintage Rock T-Shirts, Born in the Bronx, and The Velvet Underground: New York Art, all published by Rizzoli. He contributes regularly to several magazines, including Another Magazine. He is also a curator with a gallery in New York. Jon Savage is a journalist and the author of England’s Dreaming: Sex Pistols and Punk Rock and Teenage: The Creation of Youth Culture, among many other books. William Gibson is a cyberpunk science-fiction novelist and the author of numerous books, including Neuromancer, All Tomorrow’s Parties, and Zero History.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Rizzoli; First Edition edition (September 18, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0847836622
  • ISBN-13: 978-0847836628
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 1.4 x 10.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #951,394 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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An amazing book about an era with a true spirit, something impossible to find in the present times.
Along with "The Best of Punk Magazine" are the two best books available about Punk.An amazing book about an era with a true spirit, something impossible to find in the present times.
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The images remind me that feeling disenfranchised is part of me, its natural.

Sometimes its good to be `against'.
To stand in opposition.
Someone needs to protect the awkward and rejected.
Someone needs to be a defender of possibility.

Punk is something to DO with your anger.
It's the direct life. Just living it.
Putting forward a belief, even if its a belief in nothing.
--Samara Golden on "Punk: An Aesthetic"

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I got this as a gift for my son. He liked it.
Therefore, it passes as a book about PUNK. I don't know anything about it.
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