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Visiting some 42 houses in 25 states, 29-year-old Vermont photographer Abby Banks partnered with Sonic Youth frontman Thurston Moore on a hardcover collection that gives an inside glimpse into the collectivist lifestyle of the punk counterculture.

Too often dismissed as dirty and anarchic, Banks' photographs demonstrate how the denizens of these collectives incorporate spontaneous creativity in every possible space. From Portland, Oregan to Brattleboro, Vermont the 300 images contrast the gritty face of a young runaway to the sardonic and crude humor of a cooking range with the words “burn burn burn” painted across the oven door.

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The book has gathered much attention, with reviews in the New York Times' home and garden section as well as the lifestyle pages of the Boston Globe. So it's not surprising that its publisher Amazon has it in stock.

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