The Rise of David Bowie, 1972-1973 (多言語) ハードカバー – 2016/4/25
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The eye of the Bowie storm
In 1972, David Bowie released his groundbreaking album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. With it landed Bowies Stardust alter-ego: A glitter-clad, mascara-eyed, sexually-ambiguous persona who kicked down the boundaries between male and female, straight and gay, fact and fiction into one shifting and sparkling phenomenon of 70s self-expression. Together, Ziggy the album and Ziggy the stage spectacular propelled the softly spoken Londoner into one of the worlds biggest stars.
A key passenger on this glam trip into the stratosphere was fellow Londoner and photographerMick Rock. Rock bonded with Bowie artistically and personally, immersed himself in the singers inner circle, and, between 19721973, worked as Bowies official photographer. This book brings together thebest of Rocks Bowie portfolio with spectacular stage shots as well as intimate backstage portraits.
Pictures for press, album jackets, and stills from promo movies sit alongside around 50 percent previously unpublished images, offering unique access to the many facets of Bowies personality and his fame. Through the aloof and approachable, the playful and serious, this passionate tributerejoices in Bowies experimentation and unpredictability and stands to celebrate the eternal inspiration of a fearless and outstanding artist.
Standard TASCHEN edition
Text in English, French, and German
Rock s pictures don t simply depict a singer seizing the moment, but document an artist creating it. - Royal Photographic Society Journal, London"
"Rock's pictures don't simply depict a singer seizing the moment, but document an artist creating it." - Royal Photographic Society Journal, London
I saw the limited version of this book at Art Basel, and I was prepared for this unlimited version might be a lot more smaller and more ordinary. BUT IT WAS NOT!!! The book is designed very nicely, especially the 3D cover! And it was large and thick! It included a large amount of precious, fantastic pictures of Ziggy and many of them were so beautiful that made me hold my breath. Thanks to TASCHEN to let this book come to this world. It will be treasured.For those who loves Bowie and Mick Rock, I strongly recommend ordering.
I was barely walking and talking when Bowie began his rise to worldwide fame, so I was not able to witness the period that Mick Rock has captured so thoroughly. His way of just taking the shots that got his attention gives a dynamism to the concert and candid photos. I wish I'd been in the audience at any of those shows (but, OK, probably most likely Boston and Santa Monica)! The shots done at Haddon Hall have that "right on the verge" quality that I'd never seen before. By the time I knew who Bowie was in the early 80s, he was as polished as marble in a museum, so I like seeing how he was still putting his style together cheek-by-jowl in 1972. The hologram of Ziggy images on the cover is a really nice touch.
Even if you're more a fan of 80s Bowie, 90s Bowie, Berlin Bowie, Disco Bowie, any other Bowie at all, GET THIS BOOK. Obviously, Ziggy is not where it all began (and a coffee table book of Bowie as a wannabe teenage pop star on the make would also be fantastiche!), but here at least see where his hard work began to bear fruit!