David Bowie Retrospective and Coloring Book Review

David Bowie Retrospective and Coloring Book Book Cover David Bowie Retrospective and Coloring Book
Mel Elliott
October 25, 2016

An adult coloring book retrospective presenting music legend David Bowie's most idiosyncratic and indelible looks throughout the years, with insight into his famed designer collaborations, fashion inspirations, and stylish illustrations.

Ziggy Stardust, Aladdin Sane, Thin White Duke. . . . Bowie changed his style more dramatically than any other musician in history. His transformations brought about seismic cultural shifts, altering the definition of what it meant to be a popular rock star. This annotated collection of illustrations provide a remarkable overview of Bowie's nearly fifty years of evolution, featuring looks by the likes of Freddie Burretti and Kansai Yamamoto, further establishing him as the fashion king of self-invention.

To say I was excited about this book would be an understatement. When I signed up to review it, I didn’t see any of the inside pictures so I didn’t know quite what to expect. I was happy with it in most ways. I loved the facts paired along with the coloring pages, though I felt it was a bit shallow. The book itself is well crafted. The pages are thicker and I can color them in with my markers if I wanted to. If you’re looking for a meaty retrospective, I wouldn’t recommend this. On the other hand, It’s great as a coloring book.  I’m sure any Bowie fan would love to see it under their tree this year and I’m glad I got my hands on a copy. I’m considering framing a few pages.

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