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Leigh Bowery Hardcover – 7 Sep 1998

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Violette Editions; 01 edition (7 Sept. 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1900828049
  • ISBN-13: 978-1900828048
  • Product Dimensions: 35 x 33.3 x 10.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,077,585 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By A Customer on 1 Dec. 2002
Format: Hardcover
There is a temptation in books about Leigh Bowery to concentrate on his many startling 'looks' to the exclusion of all else (Leigh's 'looks' were his way-out and often painful self-created images of himself - as he turned himself into living fashion scultpture). However, as a person, he was as amazing as his 'looks' - and this book begins to get below the surface. From opening the first page, it it crammed with fantastic information about this extraordinary person, his life and friends - and what he went through as he transformed himself into a 20th century icon. A sumptuous book which reflects a sumptuous character. If you buy one book about Leigh, buy this one.
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By A Customer on 16 Jun. 1999
Format: Hardcover
Beautiful job from start to finish. Highlights include the collages of stills from the films of Charles Atlas, the interview with Nicola Bateman, and Leigh's tres sexy postcards. Comprehensive, revealing the many layers of his greatness, and ever-reminding us of our miserable loss.
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Format: Hardcover
After the disappointing bio by Sue Tilley, Leigh Bowery can finally wink at us down here at earth. This book gives a great view on his work, throughout the eighties and nineties. Leigh was a chameleon in ideas and appearances. Allthough some of his looks were almost frightening, looking trhough the pages of this book one cannot escape from his originality and creativity. Leigh lived too short to get acknowledged for his ideas. Instead designers like Westwood, Gaultier and van Beirendonck use his ideas. But as Leigh claimed during his life: "Even my ideas filter through. The publics idea of beauty is fed to them." He fed them with something else. Thanx for that.
Bamber Delver, Amsterdam - the Netherlands journalist/writer (1984; Bowery at Farell House) website under construction with Bowery-department a.o. interview, articles, unknown pics
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