More sad news for the music world (and beyond). Visionary rock icon David Bowie has passed out of this world forever, after a prolonged battle with cancer. Bowie was 69 years old.
Bowie’s impact spread well beyond rock music. There are several biographies detailing Bowie’s life and rise to stardom; but perhaps even more interesting, scholars in a wide array of fields from visual culture to fashion history to literary theory have taken as their objects of study Bowie’s creations and personae. In addition to listening to his music, we hope you’ll take some time to enjoy the analysis of Bowie and his work. Here’s a taste of what the Library has to offer:
- David Bowie: Spiders from Mars
This streaming documentary includes interview material and archival footage.
- David Bowie: Critical Perspectives [ebook]
- David Bowie Is the Subject
ML420.B69 V63 2013 | Library South 5
This book is the catalog from an exhibition on Bowie’s career, held at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum in 2013.
- Enchanting David Bowie: Space/Time/Body/Memory [ebook]
- The Aesthetics of Self-Invention: from Oscar Wilde to David Bowie
PR5827.A35 W35 2004 | Library North 4
- The Hunger
A 1983 feature film Bowie was in, along with Susan Sarandon and Catherine Deneuve, directed by Tony Scott.