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Moonage Daydream: The Life and Times of Ziggy - BOWIE, David [pseud. David Rober - 2002. 
UK: Genesis Publications. 2002. SIGNED BY BOWIE AND ROCK. A collaboration between David Bowie and photographer Mick Rock published to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Ziggy Stardust LP's original release. Folio, printed on fourteen different paper stocks, including clear acetate, trace leaves and a variety of coloured and textured papers. pp.346, printed in colour throughout, housed in presentation box.The binding is quarter blue leather over printed photographic boards of Bowie by Rock, blocked in gilt and silver, all edges silver. The design on the cloth-covered box is a faithful recreation of the fabric pattern David wore on the cover of the Ziggy Stardust LP. Lid has a blue leather label titled in gold and silver. A superb production, Limited to 2500 copies, signed by both artists. 'As new' example (no 1403). The publisher's first Bowie book (now fully subscribed), being a Genesis 'Hall of Fame' title. In 1972, David Bowie released an iconic statement of modern popular music. The LP, The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars, not only established Bowie as a major musical force, it also provided him with a platform to present a visually fascinating and sexually ambivalent stage persona called Ziggy Stardust. David and his alter ego quickly became the focus of intense press and public scrutiny. Ziggy, the concept, was a brilliant combination of amazing costumes, colourful make up, fabulous hair, dramatic lighting, traditional mime and, above all, classic music. Character and creator were quickly propelled into music legend as the inspiration for a whole generation. Mick Rock is widely recognised as one of the most significant and prolific music photographers of the Seventies. David and Mick met in March 1972, just as Ziggy was about to be launched upon the world, and so began a unique working relationship and friendship. Ziggy's huge cultural influence was carefully nurtured and fed to both press and public by an artist and management who realised the extra interest to be generated by holding back open access. Mick Rock was thus the only photographer authorised to record the whole of Ziggy's career from early 1972 to the end of 1973.
[Bookseller: Adrian Harrington Rare Books]
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