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A Portrait of Bowie Reviews
Wonderful book on the life of David Bowie consisting of interviews with band members, artists, and musicians. Gorgeous photographs of Bowie depicting his fashion and music transformations throughout his career. I thought it was a lovely tribute to Bowie.
A biography and art collaboration on David Bowie, published shortly after his death. Most of the art images were new to me. I knew about half of the photographs. Many of the people he interviewed turn up in another biography I just finished on Bowie, and they basically say the same things: ever changing, took what he wanted off people then dumped them, a superb mimic, private to the extreme (you saw what he wanted you to see.) The most interesting reflections were from the artists and musicians [...]
I made sure to finish this book on what would have been Bowie's 71st birthday; a little celebration of what he's given us, so to speak. And this book is very celebratory – not just of Bowie and his legacy, but the people who contributed to that legacy. Collaborators, contemporaries, and people he admired who admired him right back are featured in this book of remembrances, which also features Bowie-based art from amazingly talented painters, artists and photographers.Definitely worth a read if [...]
Great photos. Fun essays.
This is a huge, heavy book with plenty of full-color, full-page illustrations and photographs honoring the late, great David Bowie (and, over two years after his death, it's still painful to type that.) This is a good way of bowing to Bowie without scraping, too. The stories presented here by artists and musicians he worked with and influenced show Bowie as anything other than how he is often remembered -- as a Rock God. Here he is something even better -- a real, three dimensional man easily bo [...]