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Masks Bowie and artists of artifice

Masks Bowie and artists of artifice

Author: James Curcio
Publisher: Bristol Intellect 2020
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

This interdisciplinary anthology explores the complex relationships in an artist's life between fact and fiction, presentation and existence, and critique and creation, and examines the work that  Read more...

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Named Person: David Bowie
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Curcio
ISBN: 9781789381085 1789381088 9781789381108 178938110X 9781789381092 1789381096
OCLC Number: 1194529872
Description: xii, 279 p.
Contents: Acknowledgements Foreword: The Shifting Shaman of the Modern Age - John GrayIntroduction: Somebody Else Took His Place, and Bravely Cried... - James CurcioChapter 1: Masks All the Way Down - James CurcioChapter 2: Mishima, Bowie and the Anti-Metaphysics of the Mask - Roy StarrsChapter 3: Not All That Glitters Is Gold: Ziggy Stardust and the Fractured Mask of a Generation - Lucio Reis-FilhoChapter 4: Watch That Man: Splicing Tape with Burroughs and Bowie - Casey RaeChapter 5: From Vigilius Haufniensis to Ziggy Stardust: Pseudonyms, Irony and Truth in Kierkegaard and Bowie - Tara Isabella BurtonChapter 6: Mascara and Marriage: The Twin Masks of David Bowie and Robert Smith - Tom PowersChapter 7: The Great Contrarians - Yahia LababidiChapter 8: Seeing Things Like Hunter: Ralph Steadman's Cartoon Visions as Revelatory Masks in Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas - Kevin J. HuntChapter 9: The Beautiful Madness: The Primacy of Wonder in the Work of Thomas Ligotti - J. F. MartelChapter 10: The Skin and the Double: Firbank's Aesthetics of Surface - Michael HunterChapter 11: God's Twisted Identity - Slavoj ZizekChapter 12: Wishful Beginnings and Creative Ends: Conversation with Davide De Angelis - Davide De Angelis and James CurcioChapter 13: On Existentialism and the Occult: Conversation with Gary Lachman - Gary Lachman and James CurcioChapter 14: The Many Masks of Manifestation - John HarriganEpilogue: Art for Art's Sake - James CurcioNotes on Contributors Index
Other Titles: Masks
Responsibility: James Curcio [aut].


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"Artists who swim in liminal seas, who speak through symbol, myth and mask embodying our deepest and darkest dreams, both intrigue and terrify. Intrinsically compelled or performatively constructed, Read more...

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