Why Bowie Matters (Hardback)
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Why Bowie Matters (Hardback)

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Hardback 240 Pages / Published: 14/11/2019
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Treating Bowie with the reverence and cultural heft he deserves, academic and super-fan Brooker leaves no stone unturned in his rigorous analysis of why the Thin White Duke’s passing left so many distraught. Examining both his influences and his legacy, Why Bowie Matters stands as the definitive work in a burgeoning musical sub-genre.

A unique, moving and dazzlingly researched exploration of the places, people, musicians, writers and filmmakers that inspired David Jones to become David Bowie, what we can learn from his life's work and journey, and why he will always matter.

When David Bowie died on 10th January 2016, it seemed the whole world was united in mourning. His greatest hits were sung tearfully in pubs up and down Britain, garlands of flowers were left at the Aladdin Sane mural in his old stomping ground of Brixton and tributes poured in from a galaxy of stars. To many of us, Bowie was so much more than a pop idol. But why?

In Why Bowie Matters, Professor Will Brooker answers that question persuasively, as both a fan and an academic. A Bowie obsessive since childhood, he hit the headlines over the course of a year-long immersive research project that took him from London to Berlin and New York, following in Bowie's footsteps, only listening to music and reading books he loved, and even at times adopting his fashion.

In this original and illuminating book, Professor Brooker approaches Bowie from various angles, re-tracing his childhood on the streets of Bromley, taking us through his record collection and bookshelves, and deciphering the symbols and codes of his final work, Blackstar to piece together how an ordinary suburban teenager turned himself into a legend, and how perhaps we too could be a little more Bowie.

He shows us that while David Robert Jones died on that terrible day in January, David Bowie will live on forever.

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
ISBN: 9780008313722
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 380 g
Dimensions: 204 x 135 mm

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