The Art of Punk and the Punk Aesthetic
In the past three decades, the 1970s punk movement has received many respectful assessments. There can’t be much left to say about the music, clothing, media outrage and legendary gigs, but the graphic expression of punk has received less critical attention. Now we have two thick, illustrated volumes: Punk: An Aesthetic
and The Art of Punk.
What conclusions do the authors draw about punk’s graphic history?
The Museum of Communicating Objects
A while back, I wrote here about The Museum of Innocence created in Istanbul by the Turkish novelist and Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk. This beautifully realized display is a parallel project planned for many years by the writer as a development of his 2008 novel, also titled The Museum of Innocence
. The Innocence of Objects
, a richly illustrated book about the museum, has just come out, with an illuminating text by Pamuk.