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Title Merce Cunningham / a cargo de = edited by Germano Celant
Published Milano : Charta ; Barcelona : Fundació Antoni Tàpies, [1999]


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 MELB  792.8092 Cunnin Cel/Mcu  AVAILABLE
Description 317 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Summary If Martha Graham was the founder of modern dance. Merce Cunningham is the founder of contemporary dance. His unique, expansive notion of the aesthetic possibilities of dance has for over five decades inspired the leading lights of contemporary art, music, and theater. Using "chance procedures" as the underlying structure for choreography. Cunningham liberated dance from its rigid adherence to a musical score. From the 1970s to the present he has experimented with film, video, and computers, and has collaborated with director Charles Atlas on several film and video dances. This book, the first major critical compilation on Cunningham's work, represents a response on the part of writers, painters, dancers, critics, and others on Cunningham's creative development -- from 1944 to 1999. An invaluable and essential book on a major artist, it offers detailed looks at, among other things, Cunningham's noted collaborations with the likes of John Cage, Nam June Paik, Robert Rauschenberg, and Jasper Johns, as well as texts about important performances, with photos; appreciation by Nureyev, Paul Taylor, and essays such as "Cunningham as Sculptor" and "Cunningham and Duchamp."
Notes Catalog of an exhibition held in Barcelona at the Fundació Antoni Tàpies, Feb. 5 to Apr. 4, 1999, and in 3 other locations through June 6, 2000
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Text in Spanish and English
Subject Cunningham, Merce -- Exhibitions.
Cunningham, Merce -- Exhibitions.
Ballet dancers -- United States -- Biography -- Exhibitions.
Choreographers -- United States -- Biography -- Exhibitions.
Choreographers -- United States.
Dancers -- United States -- Biography -- Exhibitions.
Modern dance -- United States -- History -- Exhibitions.
Modern dance -- United States.
Genre/Form Exhibition catalogs.
Author Celant, Germano.
Fundació Antoni Tàpies.
ISBN 8881582163
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