David Bowie: Icon gathers the greatest photographs of one of the greatest stars in history, into a single, luxurious volume. The result is the most important anthology of David Bowie images that has ever been compiled. With work by many of the most eminent names in photography, this book showcases a stunning portfolio of imagery, featuring the iconic, the awe inspiring, the candid and the surprising.
An astonishing 25 photographers from around the world have contributed to this celebration. Their images are accompanied by personal essays and reflections about working with this astonishing artist. From memories of the earliest days at the Arts Lab in Beckenham to what it was like touring the world with Bowie, each contributor shares their experiences of working with - and knowing - this most extraordinary figure.
From portraits and album covers, performances and rehearsals, to rarely seen private moments and candid snapshots, this collection is at once powerful, sentimental and inspiring. The thoughts and reminiscences of the photographers, many sharing their memories for the first time, give us an insight into this artist unlike any other.
Photography and text by: Fernando Aceves, Brian Aris, Philippe Auliac, Alec Byrne, Kevin Cummins, Chalkie Davies, Justin de Villeneuve, Vernon Dewhurst, Gavin Evans, Gerald Fearnley, Lynn Goldsmith, Greg Gorman, Andrew Kent, Markus Klinko, Geoff MacCormack, Janet Macoska, Terry O'Neill, Denis O'Regan, Norman Parkinson, Mick Rock, John Scarisbrick, Steve Schapiro, Barry Schultz, Masayoshi Sukita and Ray Stevenson.
Features an introduction by Bowie's life-long friend, the artist George Underwood.
When David Bowie passed away on 10 January 2016, the world lost a musical hero. But his legacy lives on. While his sound and style evolved throughout his career - from Ziggy to the Thin White Duke - two facts never changed: he was an innovator; and photographers adored him. This book pays homage to this ultimate icon.
Publisher: ACC Art Books
Number of pages: 356
Weight: 3419 g
Dimensions: 325 x 285 mm
"You couldn't take a bad picture of him," Rock tells The Daily Beast. "I defy you to look through the book and find a picture you could call 'bad.' There aren't any. He just had an awareness. It was evident early on-he understood the power of the picture." -- The Daily Beast
"The most beautiful photographs of the star in a single and beautiful book ... a rich and splendid compilation..." -- Beware Magazine
"... impressive ... a splendid collection" -- Velvet Goldmine
"Arguably the first musical artist to constantly reinvent himself through revising his image, Bowie proved to be as much a visual icon of the 70s, 80s and 90s as he was a musical innovator. Now, all that glam has been captured in a spectacular book." -- Chris Jenkins, Arts & Collections magazine
"Audacious, wide-ranging, and frankly gorgeous." -- Flood Magazine
"David Bowie's image was as much a part of his art as was his music. In a luxurious new book, photographers including Terry O'Neill capture images of the rock icon." - Chris Jenkins, Arts & Collections
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