David Bowie : A life est une biographie kaléidoscope acclamée à travers le monde, articulée autour de plus de 180 interviews compilées de 1947 à sa mort. Dylan Jones livre des témoignages de première main : amis, rivaux, amants, maîtresses ou encore collaborateurs de l'artiste, s'exprimant parfois pour la première fois.
Le journaliste relate les détails de la vie de Bowie, de sa banlieue londonienne de naissance en passant par New York, Los Angeles, Berlin et tous les lieux où il a puisé les innombrables inspirations qui ont façonné son immense carrière. Les anecdotes vont de la chambre à coucher au studio d'enregistrement et nous dessinent les multiples facettes de cet être aussi tourmenté qu'exceptionnel. Bowie lui-même se prête à l'exercice avec de nombreux entretiens donnés à Dylan Jones. Plus qu'une biographie, ce livre retrace le cheminement, souvent tortueux, parfois cruel, mais toujours fascinant de cet artiste unique et inoubliable.
Ce livre parle de quatre petites minutes. Quatre petites minutes qui ont secoué le monde. 6 juillet 1972 : David Bowie débarque sur le plateau télé de The Top Of The Pops pour présenter le premier single de son nouvel album, The Rise And Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders From Mars. Un choc ! Moulé dans une combinaison multicolore aux reflets fluo, chaussé de bottines rouge cerise, David Bowie, cheveux orange de feu, une guitare acoustique d'un bleu éclatant en bandoulière, bouscule tous les codes de l'époque pour apparaître en flamboyant alien, glamour et décadent, sur les notes d'un hymne venu d'ailleurs, Starman. Le mythe Ziggy est né. En quatre minutes historiques, David Bowie donne subitement de nouvelles couleurs à la pop, à la mode, à l'Angleterre et très bientôt au monde, dont il devient une des plus immenses stars
The new looks, updated traditions, and influential designers defining mens fashion today, from the worlds capital of gentlemens style. Combining the unique heritage of gentlemens tailoring with a progressive approach to street style, London is fast becoming the worlds capital of mens fashion. For this book, Dylan Jones presents a discerning sartorialists guide to the capital, from Londons coolest neighborhoods to the studios of its most influential designers and beyond. Beginning with an exploration of Londons chicest urban villages, the book reflects the extraordinary eclecticism of the citys street style--from envelope-pushing streetwear in Shoreditch to classic tailoring in Mayfair. Forays into the coolest and hardest-to-find menswear shops in the city at once reveal the sources of the fashions on display and capture the atmosphere of the capital. At the heart of the book are profiles of Londons top designers--from world renowned brands to up-and-coming names, these are the designers whose work is shaping the future of menswear. Legends such as Paul Smith and Vivienne Westwood, whose flair for subversion colors their refinement, sit alongside younger designers such as Christopher Shannon and Agi & Sam, pioneers of bringing graphics and pattern to luxury streetwear. Icons of classic elegance such as Tom Ford and Burberry contrast with a new generation of designers, from Nigel Cabourn to Mr. Hare, whose redefined silhouettes and innovative materials take the traditions of Savile Row into the new millennium.
Dylan Jones'' definitive oral history of The Velvet Underground draws on contributions from remaining members, contemporaneous musicians, critics, film-makers, and the generation of artists who emerged in their wake, to celebrate not only their impact but their legacy, which burns brighter than ever into the 21st century.
Rebellion always starts somewhere, and in the music world of the transgressive teen whether it be the 1960s of the 2020s, The Velvet Underground represent ground zero. Crystallizing the idea of the bohemian, urban, narcissistic art school gang, around a psychedelic rock and roll band - a stylistic idea that evolved in the rarefied environs of Andy Warhol''s Factory - The Velvets were the first major American rock group with a mixed gender line-up; they never smiled in photographs, wore sunglasses indoors, and in the process invented the archetype that would be copied by everyone from Sid Vicious to Bobby Gillespie. They were avant-garde nihilists, writing about drug abuse, prostitution, paranoia, and sado-masochistic sex at a time when the rest of the world was singing about peace and love. In that sense they invented punk. It could even be argued they invented modern New York. And then some.
Drawing on interviews and material relating to all major players from Lou Reed, John Cale, Mo Tucker, Andy Warhol, Jon Savage, Nico, David Bowie, Mary Harron and many more, award-winning journalist Dylan Jones breaks down the band''s whirlwind of subversion and, in a narrative rich in drama and detail, with an irresistible narrative pull, proves why The Velvets remain the original kings and queens of edge.
The nonstop outpouring of tributes after David Bowie's death in January 2016 revealed a powerful connection to an artist and art that few realized was so engaging and widespread. Most of all, his death brought an outpouring of stories of the man himself, and yet even these were just the tip of the iceberg, a brief private glimpse at a star who seemed to take pride in casting off identities as soon as they'd served their purpose. Now, finally, in Dylan Jones's magisterial, engrossing oral biography, the door has been fully opened. Drawn from nearly 200 new interviews with Bowie's producers, bandmates, managers, lovers, and more, this book will mix private and public to tell Bowie's story as it's never been told before, offering something new for die-hard and casual fans alike. Stretching from Bowie's English childhood to the first blush of stardom, to early '70s New York and London through the wild hedonism of mid-decade Los Angeles, to Berlin and beyond, Jones's biography creates an intimate cocktail-party tour of an incredible life and mind, using deep narration of key moments in Bowie's career to explore his unique ability to make millions feel as if he were speaking to them individually. In the unprecedented accumulation of voices here is perhaps the best and most intimate look we'll have at one our most gnomic, if groundbreaking, artists.
Provides information on iPod, its effect on the music industry, and its invention and marketing. This book features the design and creation of the iPod and the rejuvenation of Apple. It is also a history of Dylan Jones' personal journey through music, and his own obsessions with the Beatles, Bruce Springsteen, Burt Bacharach, punk, and hip-hop.