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The Rise of David Bowie

by Mick Rock, Barney Hoskyns, Michael Bracewell



ISBN:9783836549059
Format:Hardcover with 3 fold-outs, lenticular cover, in clamshell box

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$6,600.00

In 1972, David Bowie released his groundbreaking album The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars. With it landed Bowie’s Stardust alter-ego: A glitter-clad, mascara-eyed, sexually-ambiguous persona who kicked down the boundaries between male and female, straight and gay, fact and fiction into one shifting and sparkling phenomenon of ’70s self-expression.

Together, Ziggy the album and Ziggy the stage spectacular propelled the softly spoken Londoner into one of the world’s biggest stars. A key passenger on this glam trip into the stratosphere was fellow Londoner and photographer Mick Rock. Rock bonded with Bowie artistically and personally, immersed himself in the singer’s inner circle, and, between 1972–1973, worked as Bowie’s official photographer.

This limited and numbered edition brings together the best of Rock’s Bowie portfolio withspectacular stage shots as well as intimate backstage portraits. Pictures for press, album jackets, and stills from promo movies sit alongside around 50 percent previously unseen images, offering unprecedented access to the many facets of Bowie’s personality and his fame. The book’s hologram cover, composed of different head-shots, rejoices in Bowie’s fearless experimentation and unpredictability.

Through the aloof and approachable, the playful and serious, the candid and the contrived, this is a tribute bursting with the daring and energy of a unique star and his eternal inspiration.

Limited to a total of 1,972 numbered copies signed by David Bowie and Mick Rock, this book is available as Collector’s Edition (No. 201-1,972), and also in two Art Editions of 100 copies each, with a pigment print signed by Mick Rock.


About the Authors

Dr John Hart

Dr John Hart Bd. Cert. WOSAAM, Bd.Cert. ABAARM, BMBS, BA, BAppSc, BPE Hons University
Medal, MSptMed.

John’s main area of practice is longevity medicine, also known as advanced preventative medicine,anti-ageing medicine or metabolic medicine. He has additional training in exercise physiology(First Class Honours degree with University Medal) and sports medicine (Master of Sports Medicine).
He uses bio-identical hormones, nutriceuticals, pharmaceuticals, diet, exercise and detoxificationprotocols and has an interest in physical performance. 

Mick Rock

Mick Rock (born 1948) is a British photographer best known for his iconic shots of rock and roll legends such as Queen, David Bowie, Syd Barrett, Lou Reed, Iggy Pop and The Stooges, Geordie, The Sex Pistols, The Ramones,Joan Jett, Talking Heads, Roxy Music, Crossfade, Thin Lizzy, Mötley Crüe, and Blondie. Often referred to as "The Man Who Shot the Seventies",[1] most of the memorable images of David Bowie as Ziggy Stardust were shot by Rock, in his capacity as Bowie's official photographer.