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OH SO PRETTY: PUNK IN PRINT, 1976-80. Phaidon Press Limited, London, 2016. 512 pp. with 500 col. ills. 27 x 22 cm. ISBN 9780714872759 In English.
Publisher's description: Oh So Pretty: Punk in Print 1976-80 is an unrivalled collection of visually striking ephemera from Britain's punk subculture. It presents 500 artefacts - 'zines,' gig posters, flyers, and badges - from well-known and obscure musical acts, designers, venues, and related political groups. While punk was first and foremost a music phenomenon, it reflected a DIY spirit and instantly recognizable aesthetic that was as raw and strident and irrepressible as the music. As disposable as the items in this book once were, together they tell a story about music, history, class, and art, and document a seismic shift in society and visual culture.
Indexing: Unspecified
Plans: 70
Worldwide Number: 174498
Paperbound $29.95t (libraries receive a 20% discount on this title)    

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