Forever Stardust by Brooker Will
Most of the many books about David Bowie track his artistic 'changes' chronologically throughout his career. This book uniquely examines Bowie's 'sameness': his recurring themes images motifs and concepts as an artist across all his creative work from lyrics and music through to costumes storyboards films plays and painting.To be published on Bowie's 70th birthday Forever Stardust looks at Bowie's work not as a linear evolution through calendar time to his tragic death in January 2016 but as a matrix a dialogue a network of ideas that echo back and forth across the five decades of his career interacting with each other and with the surrounding culture. It explores Bowie's creative output as a whole tracing the repetitions and obsessions that structure his work discovering what they tell us about Bowie in all his forms from Ziggy Stardust to David Jones.David Bowie challenged cultural expectations from the early 1970s until his final masterpiece Blackstar. Forever Stardust offers a new understanding of this remarkable & significant artist.