David Bowie Names 100 Of His Favourite Books

Some surprising selections...
David Bowie

David Bowie has named 100 of his favourite books - check out the selection below.

David Bowie remains one of pop culture's most potent icons. Yet the singer's importance, his lasting significance lies as much in his influences, his inspirations as his own work.

An arch cultural curator, fans often view David Bowie as a prism, as a collection of influences through which pop culture can be viewed. The Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto is hosting a new exhibit titled 'David Bowie Is' which features artefacts from his personal archive.

Selecting 300 items from a collection which numbers more than 70,000 objects, the curators have been granted access to handwritten set-lists, diaries and countless other ephemera.

In addition to this, David Bowie has compiled a list of 100 of his favourite books. Focussing on the post-war period to the present day (essentially 1945 to 2008) it's a fascinating list which emphasises Bowie's passion for Beat literature, Russian culture, the study of pop music and, erm, Viz.

Find the list HERE. (via Pitchfork)

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