David Bowie Is is the first book that grants access to the internationally acclaimed artist and performer's personal archive of costumes, ephemera, original design artwork, and more, bringing it together to present a completely new perspective on his creative work and collaborations. It traces Bowie's career from its beginnings in London, through the breakthroughs of Space Oddity and The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars, and on to his enormous impact on 20th-century avant-garde music and art. Essays by V&A curators Victoria Broackes and Geoffrey Marsh on Bowie's London, image, and influence on the fashion world are complemented by Christopher Frayling, Mark Kermode, and Philip Hoare on film; Howard Goodall on musicology; Camille Paglia on gender and decadence; and Jon Savage on Bowie's relationship with William Burroughs and Bowie's fans. The more than 300 color illustrations include personal and performance photographs, album covers, performance costumes, original lyric sheets, and much more.
Victoria Broackes is curator of Theatre & Performance at the Victoria and Albert Museum, London. She has previously curated exhibitions on Annie Lennox and Kylie Minogue. Geoffrey Marsh is Director of the V&A Theatre Collections. He co-curated the exhibition Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909 - 1929, contributing to the catalogue. Contributor biographies: Christopher Breward is Principal of Edinburgh College of Art (ECA) and Vice Principal Creative Industries & Performing Arts for the University of Edinburgh, and is the former Head of Research at the V&A. He co-curated British Design from 1948: Innovation in the Modern Age, and has worked on many other exhibitions including The London Look (2004) and Sixties Fashion (2006). Oriole Cullen is the V&A curator of Fashion in Motion and Modern Fashion. She studied History of Dress at the Courtauld Institute and previously worked as curator of Dress and Decorative Arts at the Museum of London. She has worked on a number of fashion exhibitions including Ballgowns: British Glamour since 1950 (2012), Hats: An Anthology by Stephen Jones (2009) and Vivienne Westwood (2000). Howard Goodall is an EMMY, BRIT and BAFTA award-winning composer of choral music, stage musicals, film and TV scores, and a distinguished broadcaster. He contributed to Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, 1909 - 1929, and has written several other books including The Story of Music (2013) and Big Bangs: Five Musical Revolutions (2011). Camille Paglia is University Professor of Humanities and Media Studies at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia, where she has taught since 1984. She is the author of six books: Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson (1990); Sex, Art, and American Culture (1992); Vamps & Tramps (1994); The Birds, a study of Alfred Hitchcock published in 1998 by the British Film Institute in its Film Classics Series; Break, Blow, Burn: Camille Paglia Reads Forty-Three of the World's Best Poems (2005); and Glittering Images: A Journey through Art from Egypt to Star Wars (2012). She has written many articles on art, literature, popular culture, feminism, politics and religion for publications around the world. Jon Savage is a writer, broadcaster and journalist. His previous writing includes the books Teenage: The Creation of Youth Culture (2007) and England's Dreaming (1991), as well as innumerable contributions to the Guardian, the Observer, The Face and the New Statesman. The book also contains a roundtable discussion by Sir Christopher Frayling, Mark Kermode and Philip Hoare.
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