NYMAG: Look Inside the $700 David Bowie Book

Taschen’s new title on David Bowie isn’t so much a book as it is a paean.Mick Rock. The Rise of David Bowie, 1972–1973 clocks in at 300-plus pages and at over 15 pounds, and comes encased in a turquoise clamshell that matches Bowie’s eye shadow in its holographic cover. The first edition, which rolls out this month, is made up of 1,972 signed copies for $700 a pop. It’s by no means a small production — even though it only covers two years of Bowie’s career, and features work from just one photographer: Mick Rock.

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