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David Bowie is (Deluxe Hardback)

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David Bowie's career as a pioneering artist spanned nearly 50 years and brought him international acclaim. He continues to be cited as a major influence on contemporary artists and designers working across the creative arts.

This is the only book to be granted access to Bowie's personal archive of performance costume, ephemera and original design artwork by the artist, and brings it together to present a completely new perspective on his creative work and collaborations.

The book traces his career from its beginnings in London, through the breakthroughs of Space Oddity and Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and on to his impact on the larger international tradition of twentieth-century avant-garde art.

Essays by V&A curators on Bowie's London, image, and influence on the fashion world, are complemented by Howard Goodall on musicology; Camille Paglia on gender and decadence and Jon Savage on Bowie's relationship with William Burroughs and his fans. Also included is a discussion between Christopher Frayling, Philip Hoare and Mark Kermode, held at the V&A, of Bowie's cultural impact.

Pages

288

Dimensions

24.77cm x 2.86cm x 31.75cm

ISBN

9781851777372

Product code

119209

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About the authors

Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh

Victoria Broackes is senior curator in the department of Theatre & Performance, and Head of the London Design Festival at the V&A. She has produced several major V&A exhibitions relating to music, culture and design, including David Bowie is, The Story of the Supremes and The House of Annie Lennox. Geoffrey Marsh is the director of V&A’s department of Theatre & Performance and co-curator of David Bowie is. Past exhibitions include The Story of the Supremes and Diaghilev. Previously he ran the London office of AEA Consulting, was Director of Development at the Imperial War Museum and has often worked as consultant for the planning of cultural developments including projects in Australia, Canada, Italy, Belgium and Iraq.