Mick Rock. The Rise of David Bowie, 1972-1973
Artist and bookseller Pierre Krause shares a book on the legend who, over the years, has been more beacon than rockstar.
“This is one of my favorite books in the library. I can’t imagine who I’d be if I had never stumbled upon David Bowie. I first discovered him by way of Mick Rock’s iconic photographs when I was a scrawny, awkward teenager. I felt as if I had found some kind of deeply felt truth that allowed my younger self to say: Yes. I am an ugly, beautiful alien, too. You are confused about my gender and that’s your problem, not mine. I am a composition of my own design.
Bowie taught me about melody, poetry, style, and that confidence is cool. Most importantly, he created a world that helped make space for people like me to exist. This essential book celebrates a special place in time through the lens of a great photographer. It captures the essence of the brightest Prettiest Star.” —Pierre Krause
The Details: Available at TASCHEN Library at The Joule, 1530 Main Street, $69.99. Find more staff favorites on Instagram @taschenlibrarydallas.
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