Merce Cunningham

Merce Cunningham

by Germano Celant, Fundacio Antoni Tapies, Merce Cunningham
     
 

This book illuminates the groundbreaking career of dance choreographer Merce Cunningham with contributions by world-famous artists such as Rudolph Nureyev, Paul Taylor, Robert Rauschenberg, John Cage, Nam June Paik, Karole Armitage, and Jasper Johns.  See more details below

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This book illuminates the groundbreaking career of dance choreographer Merce Cunningham with contributions by world-famous artists such as Rudolph Nureyev, Paul Taylor, Robert Rauschenberg, John Cage, Nam June Paik, Karole Armitage, and Jasper Johns.

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Library Journal - Library Journal
Still active at the age of 80, Cunningham has investigated movement that is independent from story, music, or costume but coexists with those elements. Influenced by the work of avant-garde composer John Cage, Cunningham employs chance techniques to create movement that is defined by time and space and has worked with other original musicians and artists, including Robert Rauschenberg, Andy Warhol, and David Tudor, among many others. With the exception of a new article by David Vaughan, the Cunningham company's archivist, this bilingual (Spanish and English) volume considers the artist's career via more than 20 previously published articles and interviews, some quite obscure. The host of authors, including dancer Karole Armitage, choreographer/ filmmaker Yvonne Rainer, critic Roger Copeland, and composer Earle Brown, examine different aspects of Cunningham's work, focusing on his numerous innovations. A wonderfully eclectic mix of black-and-white photos of performances, sets, costumes, musical scores, performance spaces, composers, artists, and dancers underscores Cunningham's versatility and many contributions to the performing arts. An ideal companion to Merce Cunningham: Fifty Years edited by David Vaughan (LJ 3/1/98), this is recommended for both public and academic libraries.--Joan Stahl, National Museum of American Art, Washington, DC Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9788881582167
Publisher:
Charta
Publication date:
07/02/1999
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.93(w) x 9.67(h) x 1.17(d)

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