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Kugelberg, Johan

Works: 93 works in 202 publications in 5 languages and 1,969 library holdings
Genres: Pictorial works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  History  Portraits  Posters  Rap (Music)  Exhibition catalogs  Interviews  Catalogs  Periodicals 
Roles: Editor, Author, Contributor, Collector, Publishing director, Curator, Redactor, Organizer of meeting, Former owner, Creator, Other
Classifications: ML3531, 741.670944
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works about Johan Kugelberg
Most widely held works by Johan Kugelberg
Beauty is in the street : a visual record of the May '68 Paris uprising by Johan Kugelberg( Book )

10 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and French and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In May 1968, demonstrations against the French government spread across Parisian universities, and then to factories and other workplaces, resulting in a general strike of eleven million workers that brought the country to a virtual standstill. Among the students were a group who called themselves the Atelier Populaire, who produced hundreds of posters to encourage the protestors and to report on police brutality. Beauty Is In The Street reproduces over 200 of these posters which have become landmarks in political art and graphic design. Also included are a wealth of photographs, many published for the first time, and translations of first-hand accounts of the clashes between the students and strikers and the police
Punk : an aesthetic by Johan Kugelberg( Book )

9 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The DIY ethic of the punk era began a movement in graphic arts and design whose influence is still felt today. This book presents a collection of punk art that incorporates every aspect of the movement, from flyers promoting The Ramones, to the public work of Jamie Reid and the street art of Banksy
Born in the Bronx : a visual record of the early days of hip hop( Book )

8 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in English and German and held by 230 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hip hop first became a part of the mainstream music industry in the early 1980s, but the true origins of one of the most powerful pop-cultural influences of the twentieth century are in the spontaneous and progressive musical culture that grew out of tough Bronx neighborhoods of the 1970s." "Writer and curator Johan Kugelberg has pulled together the scattered remains of a movement that never had its eye on posterity. The book includes a foreword by legendary DJ and Bronx activist Afrika Bambaataa, a hip hop timeline by best-selling author Jeff Chang, the improvisational flyer artwork of Buddy Esquire, Polaroid photographs buried for decades in basements across the Bronx, and personal contributions from influential figures such as Grandmaster Cas, LA Sunshine, JDL, Mare 139, and Grandwizzard Theodore
The Velvet Underground : New York art by Johan Kugelberg( Book )

9 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 155 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is a definitive anthology of unseen photographs, records, posters, and rare Velvet Underground ephemera that recasts the work of this legendary band in a new light
Vintage rock T-shirts by Johan Kugelberg( Book )

4 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and Russian and held by 99 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Written and curated by Johan Kugelberg ... and drawing on the legendary collection of What Comes Around Goes Around, Vintage Rock T-Shirts is an exhibition of some of the finest, rarest, and most valuable shirts ever to have been printed, and a record of the curious history of the T-shirt as human billboard, status symbol, and fashion statement
The Situationist times : international Boo-Hooray edition by Jacqueline de Jong( Book )

15 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

True Norwegian black metal : we turn in the night consumed by fire by Peter Beste( Book )

14 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the last two decades, a bizarre and violent musical subculture called Black Metal has emerged in Norway. Its roots stem from a heady blend of horror movies, heavy metal music, Satanism, Paganism, and adolescent angst. In the early-mid 1990's, members of this extremist underground committed murder, burned down medieval wooden churches, and desecrated graveyards. What started as juvenile frenzy came to symbolize the start of a war against Christianity, a return to the worship of the ancient Norse gods, and the complete rejection of mainstream society
Enjoy the experience : homemade records, 1958-1992 by Johan Kugelberg( Book )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 68 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Enjoy The Experience is the largest collection of American private press vinyl ever amassed and presented, featuring over one thousand cover reproductions from 1958-1992 ... The subjects of Enjoy The Experience range from Lesbian Folk singers to Psychedelic Disco bands; Awkward Teen Pop combos to Pizza Parlor Organists; Religious Cult Leaders to Swank Sinatra Imitators. But this is not a novelty freak show: also profiled and discussed are some of the most highly regarded rock, soul, jazz, funk and singer/songwriter albums from the latter half of the twentieth century. From the awkward-yet-talented to the genius-yet-bizarre, one thing unites all musicians presented here: they sincerely hoped to become stars, they committed themselves to record, and they left themselves vulnerable to an industry not understanding of nuance, not appreciative of character"--Publisher's website
Brad Pitt's dog : essays on fame, death, punk by Johan Kugelberg( Book )

7 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 60 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The first book of essays by a long-time renowned chronicler of underground culture. Johan Kugelberg's book on the early history of hip hop won the NYPL books for the teen age award 2008 and his book on the Velvet Underground won the Foreword silver medal for music 2010
Houston rap tapes : an oral history of Bayou City hip-hop by Lance Scott Walker( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 53 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Semina 1955-1964 : art is love is god by Wallace Berman( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Wallace Berman (1926-1976) was the quintessential artist of the Californian counterculture, connecting the disparate artistic, literary, music and film scenes of Los Angeles and San Francisco with his pioneering mail-art magazine 'Semina'. Published between 1955 and 1964 in editions ranging from 150 to 350 copies, and hand-printed on a tabletop at Berman's house, 'Semina' was sent through the mail to his friends, to the contributors and to those he admired. Among its many contributors were Charles Brittin, Jean Cocteau, Walter Hopps, Cameron, Michael McClure, William Burroughs, Allen Ginsberg, John Wieners, Robert Duncan and Berman himself. With its loose-leaf poetry, collages and photography, the magazine has become a defining document of its period (particularly since the 2006 traveling exhibition 'Semina Culture') and now sells for thousands of dollars. This volume allows its entire contents to be seen for the first time, reproducing every component of every issue of the magazine in full color. Published in collaboration with the Berman family and Berman's gallerist Michael Kohn, it also includes commentary and essays by friends, admirers and family in a laid-in pamphlet. Exhibition catalog contains color facsimiles of all issues of Semina, including: Semina 1 (Los Angeles, 1955) ; Semina 2 (Los Angeles and San Francisco, 1957) ; Semina 3: Peyote Poem (San Francisco, 1958) ; Semina 4 (San Francisco, 1959) ; Semina 5: Mexico issue (San Francisco, 1959) ; Semina VI: The Clown (Larkspur, 1960) ; Semina 7 (Larkspur, 1961) ; Semina 8 (Los Angeles, 1963) and Semina 9 (Los Angeles, 1964). Booklet contains interviews, commentary, item descriptions and bibliography. Errata slip contains an ink drawing reproduction from Semina 8
Houston rap by Peter Beste( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 45 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

God save Sex Pistols( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in 3 languages and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"A definitive celebration packed with previously unseen material of the original punk band--the group that defined a movement, energized a generation, and brought punk music and the safety-pin aesthetic to the mainstream. The Sex Pistols have defined the look, sound, and feel of the punk movement since they formed in London in 1975. Together for less than three years--a short run that included just four singles and one studio album before they broke up in 1978--their impact on the musical and cultural landscape of the last forty years is nothing short of remarkable. The Sex Pistols--Johnny Rotten, Steve Jones, Paul Cook, and Glen Matlock (later to be replaced by Sid Vicious)--were brought together by the cultural impresario Malcolm McLaren. Between the cultivated attitude of the players themselves, the aggressive management of McLaren, and the tremendous success of their era-defining album Never Mind the Bollocks Here’s the Sex Pistols, the band embodied the punk spirit and colored the worlds of music, fashion, youth culture, and design forever. Published to coincide with the fortieth anniversary of the band’s formation, Johan Kugelberg and Jon Savage draw on an unprecedented wealth of material--from McLaren’s handwritten letters to never-before-seen photographs of the band, Jamie Reid’s iconic album artwork, and a range of ephemera from concert tickets to fanzines--to produce the most comprehensive visual history of the band ever produced and a bible of popular culture for years to come"--Publisher's website
Sounds of two eyes opening : Southern California life : skate/beach/punk 1969-1982( Book )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 42 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Spot landed in Hermosa Beach, CA in the mid-1970s. A serious musician, he helped build Media Art Recording Studio and stumbled into photojournalism via Easy Reader, the local news weekly. Hermosa proved to be a crossroads abounding with oddball roller skaters who were mostly overshadowed by Venice disco rollers and the Dogtown-inspired leaps into professional skateboarding {never mind that the first skateboard competition ever was in Hermosa in 1963). Then, in the late 70s, a cultural shift hit, fueled largely by music. This time the South Bay was in the vanguard. Spot became the in-house producer and engineer at SST Records--the label founded in 1978 by Greg Ginn as a vehicle for Black Flag, the band that defined LA hardcore. Between 1979 and 1985, he recorded, mixed, produced or co-produced most of SST's pivotal acts, working on all of Black Flag's greatest releases, and on classic albums by the Minutemen, Meat Puppets, Saint Vitus, Descendents, Big Boys, Hüsker Dü, The Dicks, Subhumans and Misfits. Throughout this period, Spot remained a master photographer who documented various Los Angeles subcultures in intelligently composed black-and-white photographs. As this volume reveals, there was no distinction between the musical and the visual--he heard what he saw; saw what he heard--hence, the title of this collection. Spanning the late 1960s through the early 1980s, Sounds of Two Eyes Opening offers an amazing portrait of Southern California beach life, set against the dark clubs and rehearsal spaces of the burgeoning punk scene."
A dance with Fred Astaire by Jonas Mekas( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Dance with Fred Astaire is an extraordinary collection of anecdotes and rare ephemera featuring a dizzying cast of cultural icons both underground and mainstream, both obscure and celebrated. Memories and diary entries, conversations and insights into his work sit alongside collages of beautifully reproduced postcards, newspaper cuttings, film negatives, lists, posters and photographs, envelopes and letters, book covers, telegrams, cartoons and doodles. Mekas has kept and archived the artifacts of his life as a cultural touchstone down to the minutiae, all of which is brought together here in the form of a unique and fascinating scrapbook of a life lived with the highest artistic commitment. Guided by Mekas's distinctive prose and suffused with warmth, 'A Dance with Fred Astaire' is rhapsodic, poetic and funny as all get out. A revealing visual autobiography of a genuine culture hero
Flying saucers are real! : the UFO library of Jack Womack by Jack Womack( Book )

2 editions published in 2016 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Flying Saucers Are Real! is a catalogue of the Jack Womack UFO library and a history of one of the 20th century s most pervasive subcultures. The collection presents an unknown wealth of images taken from mid-century flying saucer books and extensive text by the author-collector outlining the history of the UFO phenomenon and opining on the selections." --Publisher description
Carl Johan De Geer : photographs, 1959-1980 by Carl Johan De Geer( Book )

2 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Artists' book not artists' book by Johan Kugelberg( Book )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 29 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This catalogue accompanies ARTISTS' BOOK NOT ARTISTS' BOOK, an exhibition of about one hundred books (all of them classifiable as artists' books, or not) which includes publications by Chris Burden, Ira Cohen, Richard Meltzer, John Baldessari, Seth Price, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Richard Hell, Tina Lhotsky, Sue Williams, Tom Sachs, Richard Prince, William Gibson, David Wojnarowicz, Dara Birnbaum, Jim Shaw, Ed Ruscha, Sean Landers, and many others (not to mention, Various, Anonymous, and Unknown). The show is jointly curated by Johan Kugelberg and Jeremy Sanders and to the catalogue is formatted in the style of an old "Ace double" pulp novel--there is a variation of the cover design on both front and back (front and front?) and the two curators' alternative viewpoints on artists' books within. The catalogue contains bibliographic information and descriptive text on every book in the exhibition and it comes wrapped within a large fold-out poster that shows every book in full color. Edition of 500
Punk, une esthétique( Book )

1 edition published in 2012 in French and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Le mouvement punk était en soi une culture dégradable. Tous les fanzines, flyers et posters étaient fabriqués à bas prix, à la sauvette : la photocopieuse était reine, le papier de mauvaise qualité et les originaux le plus souvent égarés. Le mode de vie aléatoire des principaux acteurs du mouvement, qu'ils soient fans, musiciens, écrivains ou artistes, renforçait ce caractère éphémère. Par définition, la contre-culture n'alimente pas sa propre documentation", Johan Kugelberg.¦Sous la direction de Johan Kugelberg et Jan Savage, avec les contributions de William Gibson, Linder Sterling et Gee Vaucher, Punk, une esthétique, retrace en images les origines, l'évolution et l'influence du mouvement. Le punk, catalyseur des cultures marginales qui, dans la seconde moitié des années 1970, ont fait voler en éclats les codes artistiques et sociaux, c'est une esthétique née par hasard et par accident, mais qui continue, aujourd'hui encore, d'inspirer musiciens et artistes
Ed Wood's sleaze paperbacks by Michael Daley( Recording )

2 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Catalog of exhibition displayed Nov. 2-Dec. 4, 2011, at Boo-Hooray Gallery in Chelsea (NYC), 265 Canal St., #65
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WorldCat IdentitiesRelated Identities
Beauty is in the street : a visual record of the May '68 Paris uprising
Punk : an aestheticBorn in the Bronx : a visual record of the early days of hip hopThe Velvet Underground : New York artVintage rock T-shirtsTrue Norwegian black metal : we turn in the night consumed by fire
Alternative Names
Johan Kugelberg muziekproducent



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