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The man who sold the world : David Bowie and the 1970s

Author: Peter Doggett
Publisher: London : Bodley Head, 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Here, cultural historian Peter Doggett explores the rich heritage of the artist's most productive and inspired decade, and traces the way in which his music reflected and influenced the world around him.
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Genre/Form: Criticism, interpretation, etc
Named Person: David Bowie; David Bowie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Doggett
ISBN: 9781847921444 1847921442 1847921450 9781847921451
OCLC Number: 751721449
Description: 424 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The making of David Bowie: 1947-1968 --
The songs of David Bowie: 1969-1980 --
Sound and vision #1: Love you till Tuesday --
David Bowie LP --
The lure of the occult --
The Man Who Sold The World LP --
Bowie and the Homo superior --
The making of a star #1: Arnold Corns --
Andy Warhol: Pop to Pork and back again --
Hunky Dory LP --
Glad to be gay --
The making of a star #2: the birth of Ziggy Stardust --
The making of a star #3: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars LP --
Glam, glitter and fag rock --
Transformer: Bowie and Lou Reed --
Fashion: turn to the left --
Aladdin Sane LP --
The unmasking of a star #1: Rock'n'Roll Suicide --
Sixties nostalgia and myth: Pin Ups LP --
The art of fragmentation --
Diamond Dogs LP --
The heart of plastic soul --
The unmasking of a star #2: David Live LP --
Young Americans LP --
Sound and vision #2: Cocaine and the Kabbalah --
Station to Station LP --
Fascism: turn to the right --
The actor and The Idiot: Bowie and Iggy [Pop] --
The art of minimalism --
Berlin --
Low LP --
Rock on the Titanic: punk --
'Heroes' LP --
The art of expressionism --
Sound and vision #3: Just a Gigolo --
Exit the actor: Stage LP --
Lodger LP --
Scary Monsters (and Super Creeps) LP --
Sound and vision #4: a new career in a new medium --
Afterword --
Appendix: The songs of David Bowie: 1963-1968.
Other Titles: David Bowie and the 1970s
Responsibility: Peter Doggett.

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No artist offered a more incisive and accurate portrait of the troubled landscape of the 1970s than David Bowie. Through his multi-faceted and inventive work, he encapsulated many of the social,  Read more...

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