David Bowie And Philosophy: Rebel Rebel by Theodore G. AmmonDavid Bowie And Philosophy: Rebel Rebel by Theodore G. Ammon

David Bowie And Philosophy: Rebel Rebel

EditorTheodore G. Ammon

Paperback | September 16, 2016

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The philosophically rich David Bowie is an artist of wide and continuing influence. The theatrical antics of Bowie ushered in a new rock aesthetic, but there is much more to Bowie than mere spectacle. The visual belies the increasing depths of his concerns, even at his lowest personal moments. We never know what lies in store in a Bowie song, for there is no point in his nearly 30 albums at which one can say, 'That's typical Bowie!' Who else has combined techno and hard rock, switchedto R&B love songs (with accompanying gospel) to funk to jazz-rock fusion and back again?Among the topics explored inDavid Bowie and Philosophy are the nature of Bowie as an institution and a cult; Bowie's work in many platforms, including movies and TV; Bowie's spanning of low and high art; his relation to Andy Warhol; the influence of Buddhism and Kabuki theater; the recurring theme of Bowie as a space alien; the dystopian element in Bowie's thinking; the role of fashion in Bowie's creativity; the aesthetics of theatrical rock and glam rock; and Bowie's public identification with bisexuality and his influence within the LGBTQ community. The philosophically rich David Bowie is an artist of wide and continuing influence. The theatrical antics of Bowie ushered in a new rock aesthetic, but there is much more to Bowie than mere spectacle. The visual belies the increasing depths of his concerns, even at his lowest personal moments. We never know what lies in store in a Bowie song, for there is no point in his nearly 30 albums at which one can say, 'That's typical Bowie!' Who else has combined techno and hard rock, switchedto R&B love songs (with accompanying gospel) to funk to jazz-rock fusion and back again?Among the topics explored inDavid Bowie and Philosophy are the nature of Bowie as an institution and a cult; Bowie's work in many platforms, including movies and TV; Bowie's spanning of low and high art; his relation to Andy Warhol; the influence of Buddhism and Kabuki theater; the recurring theme of Bowie as a space alien; the dystopian element in Bowie's thinking; the role of fashion in Bowie's creativity; the aesthetics of theatrical rock and glam rock; and Bowie's public identification with bisexuality and his influence within the LGBTQ community.
Theodore G. Ammon is an associate professor of philosophy at Millsaps College in Jackson, MS. He is the editor ofConversations with William H. Gass and the author ofImagine U. He lives in Jackson, MS.
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Title:David Bowie And Philosophy: Rebel RebelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.99 × 6.11 × 0.56 inPublished:September 16, 2016Publisher:Carus PublishingLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0812699211

ISBN - 13:9780812699210

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