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David Bowie's Book Of One Hundred Archive Objects

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on September 26, 2010

The solid book he wrote can not be found just yet...

Sadly, this is one of those stories that has leaked out way ahead of our intended announcement.

It first surfaced last week on the Publishers Weekly site and it looked like it had slipped by unnoticed for a few days. But, as ever, we didn't reckon on some of you eagle-eyed spotters out there.

We still don't want to give too much away just yet, suffice to say that David Bowie has been working on a book entitled Bowie: Object.

There's no firm publishing date in place, but we can give you a little more detail.

Bowie: Object is a collection of pieces from the Bowie archive, wherein, for the first time, fans and all those interested in popular culture will have the opportunity to understand more about the Bowie creative process and his impact on modern popular music.

Bowie: Object features 100 fascinating items that give an insight into the life of one of the most unique music and fashion icons in history. The book's pictorial content is annotated with insightful, witty and personal text written by Bowie himself.

Designed by Barnbrook, Bowie: Object is simply and boldly designed and each of the objects is photographed in a clean, contemporary style.

The publication will be available in a number of different colours, making the book a striking object in itself.

On November 3rd 1975, David took possession of a Kirlian Photograph Machine, (see image at top of this item) a gift from Dr. Thelma Moss at the Dept. of Parapsychology, UCLA.

Some of the results from the contraption were reproduced for the first time in the 1976 Isolar programme, actually those particular images can be seen in the booklet for the Station To Station Deluxe Box released tomorrow!

The programme was available to buy on Bowie's 1976 Station To Station tour. Above is a 35mm slide with some similar pictures to those that appeared in the programme

What's this all got to do with Bowie: Object you may well ask. Well, the Kirlian Photographic Device could very well be just one of the 100 objects that appear in the book, but then again...

Stay tuned for much more regarding Bowie: Object in the foreseeable future.

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    26 September 2010
    David Bowie's Book Of One Hundred Archive Objects

    The solid book he wrote can not be found just yet...

    Sadly, this is one of those stories that has leaked out way ahead of our intended announcement.

    It first surfaced last week on the Publishers Weekly site and it looked like it had slipped by unnoticed for a few days. But, as ever, we didn't reckon on some of you eagle-eyed spotters out there.

    We still don't want to give too much away just yet, suffice to say that David Bowie has been working on a book entitled Bowie: Object.

    There's no firm publishing date in place, but we can give you a little more detail.

    Bowie: Object is a collection of pieces from the Bowie archive, wherein, for the first time, fans and all those interested in popular culture will have the opportunity to understand more about the Bowie creative process and his impact on modern popular music.

    Bowie: Object features 100 fascinating items that give an insight into the life of one of the most unique music and fashion icons in history. The book's pictorial content is annotated with insightful, witty and personal text written by Bowie himself.

    Designed by Barnbrook, Bowie: Object is simply and boldly designed and each of the objects is photographed in a clean, contemporary style.

    The publication will be available in a number of different colours, making the book a striking object in itself.

    On November 3rd 1975, David took possession of a Kirlian Photograph Machine, (see image at top of this item) a gift from Dr. Thelma Moss at the Dept. of Parapsychology, UCLA.

    Some of the results from the contraption were reproduced for the first time in the 1976 Isolar programme, actually those particular images can be seen in the booklet for the Station To Station Deluxe Box released tomorrow!

    The programme was available to buy on Bowie's 1976 Station To Station tour. Above is a 35mm slide with some similar pictures to those that appeared in the programme

    What's this all got to do with Bowie: Object you may well ask. Well, the Kirlian Photographic Device could very well be just one of the 100 objects that appear in the book, but then again...

    Stay tuned for much more regarding Bowie: Object in the foreseeable future.