Pop music writer Morgan (coauthor of The Art of the LP) presents more than 100 mesmerizing color photographs that trace the rise to fame of the charismatic, inventive singer-songwriter Lady Gaga. He begins with her childhood on Manhattan's Upper West Side, her study of classical piano, playing in clubs at age 16, and her enrollment at NYU's Tisch School of the Arts at 17, followed by her emergence on the New York music scene in 2005. Her debut album, The Fame (2008), sold more than 10 million copies worldwide by 2010. Morgan profiles precursors and influences, from Andy Warhol and British designer Alexander McQueen to David Bowie, Boy George, Grace Jones, and Australian performer Leigh Bowery. He details her frenzied concerts, innovative narrative videos, and wild wardrobe--all displayed in glossy, full-bleed color that makes this splendiferous oversize (9-in.×12-in.) volume a hip optic delight. Curiously, with dozens of imaginative images to choose from, the Elizabeth Mihaltse jacket design is muted, blurry, and lacks impact. Nevertheless, it's inevitable that thousands of "little monsters" (as she affectionately calls her fans) will wait in bookstore lines to googoo over Gaga. (Nov. 2) (c)
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Johnny Morgan is the co-author of The Art of the LP. An editor, author and journalist, he has contributed to a variety of popular music-based titles and written several music reference titles.
I loved this book on GaGa alot of pics and intresting highlights of the pop iconPublished 5 months ago by Rita F
The book was smaller then a expected but it's pretty big... It has really nice pictures and the book is really cute and coolPublished 8 months ago by anthony roy
Love this book. It's bigger than I expected (height wise) but is very sturdy and has a nice feel! I already skimmed through and the pages are very thick and high quality. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jacob Ranelli
Great book,lots of great photos and general breif history of Gaga from childhood til the presentPublished 13 months ago by jersey dall
Bought this as a gift for my daughter. She loved it. The book is big and thick and full of wonderful, colorful photos. A great gift for any fan!Published 14 months ago by M. Ocasio
Lots of pictures and info. Gaga fans would enjoy. Bought as a gift and she loved it. Couldn't put it downPublished 23 months ago by jackie pedro
Simply amazing great pictures and goes into great detail. I found myself reading this book as much as possible right when i got it. it captivated me. Read morePublished on April 25, 2013 by kyle
I bought this for $16 expecting something that the society doesn't know,its just gagas story and life experience,but some of the pics aren't anywhere except the book thoPublished on March 25, 2013 by Andrean Wangsa