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Enchanting David Bowie : Space / Time / Body / Memory (Paperback)

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This collection of essays looks at how pop singer David Bowie challenges audiences to grapple with issues of identity, sanity, transformation, fantasy, alter egos, and alienation. Contributors employ frameworks from multiple media and art forms such as music, video, fashion, film, theater, TV, exhibition, and installation, in order to understand and analyze Bowie. Bowie and video art, Bowie’s covers, Berlin Bowie tourism, and the whiteness of David Bowie are some subjects considered. Other topics include the transformative journey of Major Tom, and the performative and emotional tactics of Bowie’s song “Young Americans.” A few black and white pictures of Bowie’s on-stage clothing are included in one chapter. The book’s readership includes scholars, students, and general readers interested in rock and roll, pop music, art, culture studies, media studies, popular culture, and, of course, the Thin White Duke. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)
A longstanding, successful and frequently controversial career spanning more than four decades establishes David Bowie as charged with contemporary cultural relevance. That David Bowie has influenced many lives is undeniable to his fans. He requisitions and challenges his audiences, through frequently indirect lyrics and images, to critically question sanity, identity and essentially what it means to be ?us? and why we are here.

Enchanting David Bowie explores David Bowie as an anti-temporal figure and argues that we need to understand him across the many media platforms and art spaces he intersects with including theatre, film, television, the web, exhibition, installation, music, lyrics, video, and fashion. This exciting collection is organised according to the key themes of space, time, body, and memory - themes that literally and metaphorically address the key questions and intensities of his output.
Number of Pages: 355.0
Genre: Performing Arts, Social Science, Music
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Language: English
Street Date: June 18, 2015
TCIN: 17305048
UPC: 9781628923032
Item Number (DPCI): 247-19-2385

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