A couple of years ago the AGO had a review of David Bowie. This is the same one that got raves at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. I remember a couple of jumpsuits which displayed Ziggy’s svelte figure and my wife refusing to have ice cream after the show. For neophytes, Ziggy was an alien life form that inhabited David Bowie from late 1971 until his death in July 3rd, 1973 live at the Hammersmith Odeon in London.
Ziggyology: A Brief History of Ziggy Stardust is a chronicle from the historic and scientific roots of the character to Bowie’s on stage incarnation. Everyone from Kepler to Beethoven makes an appearance; everything from Japanese kabuki Theatre to Lou Reed are cited as influences. The book is less a narrative than a kaleidoscope of history and art and fashion…just as its inspiration: David Bowie aka Ziggy Stardust. A Brief History of Ziggy Stardust is by Simon Goddard and published by Ebury Press.