We were lucky enough to see the original exhibition of DAVID BOWIE IS at the Victoria & Albert museum in London in 2013. It was the most impressive and comprehensive Art exhibit/retrospective presentation that we have ever seen. It's something we will never forget. Filled with endless inspiration.
This book, published to accompany the blockbuster international exhibition launched at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum, is the only volume that grants access to Bowie’s personal archive of performance costumes, ephemera, and original design artwork by the artist, bringing it together to present a completely new perspective on his creative work and collaborations.
DAVID BOWIE IS, 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. More than 300 color illustrations include personal and performance photographs, album covers, performance costumes, original lyric sheets, and much more.
V & A Publishing
The exhibition David Bowie Is was presented at the MCA Sep 23, 2014 – Jan 4, 2015