The Resource The age of Bowie : how David Bowie made a world of difference, Paul Morley

The age of Bowie : how David Bowie made a world of difference, Paul Morley

Label
The age of Bowie : how David Bowie made a world of difference
Title
The age of Bowie
Title remainder
how David Bowie made a world of difference
Statement of responsibility
Paul Morley
Title variation
Bowie
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Respected arts commentator and author Paul Morley, an artistic adviser to the curators of the highly successful retrospective exhibition 'David Bowie is' for the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, constructs a definitive story of Bowie that explores how he worked, played, aged, structured his ideas, influenced others, invented the future, and entered history as someone who could and would never be forgotten. Morley captures the greatest moments from across Bowie's life and career; how young Davie Jones of South London became the international David Bowie; his pioneering collaborations in the recording studio with the likes of Tony Visconti, Mick Ronson, and Brian Eno; to iconic live, film, theater, and television performances from the 1970s, '80s, and '90s, as well as the various encounters and artistic relationships he developed with musicians from John Lennon, Lou Reed, and Iggy Pop to Trent Reznor and Arcade Fire. And of course, it discusses in detail his much-heralded and critically acclaimed finale with the release of Blackstar just days before his shocking death in New York. Morley offers a startling biographical critique of David Bowie's legacy, showing how he never stayed still even when he withdrew from the spotlight, how he always knew his own worth, and how he released a dazzling plethora of personalities, concepts, and works into the world with a single-minded determination and a voluptuous imagination to create something the likes of which the world had never seen before--and likely will never see again
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
YDXCP
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Morley, Paul
Dewey number
  • 782.42166092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML420.B754
LC item number
M67 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Bowie, David
  • Bowie, David
  • Rock musicians
Label
The age of Bowie : how David Bowie made a world of difference, Paul Morley
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Solemn perverse serenity -- A dancing star -- Madness and beauty -- Just watch me -- And I want to believe -- Pushing through the market square -- Just for one day -- David Bowie's 1970s in 140 scenes featuring certain deletions, omissions and oversights -- Voodoo power -- Divine symmetry -- Looking for certainty
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 483 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501151156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • ocn941443446
  • (OCoLC)941443446
Label
The age of Bowie : how David Bowie made a world of difference, Paul Morley
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Solemn perverse serenity -- A dancing star -- Madness and beauty -- Just watch me -- And I want to believe -- Pushing through the market square -- Just for one day -- David Bowie's 1970s in 140 scenes featuring certain deletions, omissions and oversights -- Voodoo power -- Divine symmetry -- Looking for certainty
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
xii, 483 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781501151156
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • ocn941443446
  • (OCoLC)941443446

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