David Bowie: Fame, Sound and Vision

David Bowie: Fame, Sound and Vision

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by Nick Stevenson
     
 

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This culturally sensitive re-reading of the life, image and music of David Bowie offers a detailed understanding of his importance to modern times. It is a subtle and accessible exploration of the complex cultures of celebrity.

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This culturally sensitive re-reading of the life, image and music of David Bowie offers a detailed understanding of his importance to modern times. It is a subtle and accessible exploration of the complex cultures of celebrity.

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"This work stands out in its ability to not only explore the roots of Bowie's star image but also to recognise them throughout his career. Stevenson treats Bowie's career as a totality, as a spectrum rather than distinct periods or disparate images or transofrmations. This is what sets this work apart, and what marks Stevenson's book as worthy of serious consideration"
Popular Music

"Nick Stevenson paints a fascinating portrait of David Bowie. We see Bowie change with his times, we see him refracted through social, and we see him reflected in the fantasies of his fans. This is a thought-provoking study of one of pop's most intriguing icons."

John Street, University of East Anglia

"At last, an intelligent book about David Bowie which elucidates his exotic appeal and pays tribute to his long standing capacity to be one step ahead of the pack in “reading” popular culture. This is a notable contribution to the growing literature on celebrity culture."

Chris Rojek, Nottingham Trent University

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780745629407
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
06/27/2006
Series:
Polity celebrities Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
232
Sales rank:
1,068,521
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

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Nick Stevenson, University of Nottingham

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David Bowie: Fame, Sound and Vision 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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I am a huge David Bowie fan and read this book because it was described as this big tribute to the singer. Instead I got one of the most boring books I have ever read. It focused mostly on David's sexuality and whether or not he was homosexual. Honestly I don't know why Nick decided to potray Bowie as such a bad and confused singer. He focused on Bowie's lows and did so in a very boring matter. I practically fell asleep while reading this book.