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Mick Rock : The Rise of David Bowie, 1972-1973

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Remembering Starman: Mick Rock s legendary photos of the late artist Such a privilege to have known and worked with him. A remarkable man and artist. I loved him. Mick Rock, 2016. A unique tribute from David Bowie s official photographer and creative partner, Mick Rock, compiled in 2015, with Bowie s blessing. In 1972, David Bowie released his groundbreaking album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. With it landed Bowie s 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 world s biggest stars. A key passenger on this glam trip into the stratosphere was fellow Londoner and photographer Mick Rock. Rock bonded with Bowie artistically and personally, immersed himself in the singer s inner circle, and, between 1972 and 1973, worked as the singer s photographer and videographer. This collection, featuring around 50 percent previously unpublished images, brings together spectacular stage shots, iconic photo shoots, as well as intimate backstage portraits. With a lenticular cover of different headshots, it celebrates Bowie s fearless experimentation and reinvention, while offering privileged access to the many facets of his personality and fame. Through the aloof and approachable, the playful and serious, the candid and the contrived, the result is a passionate tribute to a brilliant and inspirational artist whose creative vision will never be forgotten. Text in English, French, and German"show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 297 pages
  • 273 x 381 x 32mm | 3,193g
  • Taschen GmbH
  • Cologne, Germany
  • English
  • m. zahlr. Fotos
  • 3836560941
  • 9783836560948
  • 28,738

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Rock s pictures don t simply depict a singer seizing the moment, but document an artist creating it. - Royal Photographic Society Journal, London"show more

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"Eine Hommage an den verstorbenen Ausnahmekünstler. Unter Bowies eigener Mitwirkung entstand ein bewegendes Zeugnis der Ziggy-Stardust-Jahre... Eine spannende Dokumentation!" Provocateur, Wien "Allein schon das Hologramm-Cover ist fantastisch. Aber was dann an Bilderreigen folgt, viele Fotos sind hier erstmals veröffentlicht, das ist absolut überwältigend und nicht nur für Bowie-Fans, sondern für jeden musikbegeisterten Menschen ein absolutes Highlight." Lebensart, Neumünster "Eine Hommage an den frühen Bowie in den Ziggy-Stardust-Jahren... Einen zwischen allen Grenzen operierenden Künstler - ein noch nie da gewesenes, funkelndes Spektakel, das die Welt faszinierte. Dieses Buch ist eine Zeitreise in die Welt der frühen Siebziger." PhotoKlassik, Königswintershow more

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