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Merce Cunningham: A Pictures Book for John Cage Xmas 1984

THE JOHN CAGE TRUST

Slip, spiralbound, 6 x 9 in. / 80 pgs / 39 color. | 5/31/2012 | Awaiting stock
ISBN 9781935202790 | $45.00


Mikhail Baryshnikov: Merce My Way

THE BARYSHNIKOV FOUNDATION

Clth, 11 x 9.75 in. / 128 pgs / 177 color. | 2/1/2009 | In stock
ISBN 9780982172605 | $45.00


Merce Cunningham: Fifty Years

APERTURE
Essay by David Vaughan.

Hardcover, 9.5 x 12 in. / 320 pgs / 242 reproductions. | 6/15/2005 | Not available
ISBN 9780893816247 | $75.00


      

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Merce Cunningham: Other Animals

APERTURE
Essays by David Vaughan and Merce Cunningham.

Hardcover, 8.5 x 9.75 in. / 96 pgs / 70 reproductions. | 6/15/2005 | Not available
ISBN 9780893819460 | $22.98


Merce Cunningham

CHARTA
Artwork by Merce Cunningham. Edited by Germano Celant. Contributions by David Vaughn. Text by Melissa Harris.

Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.5in. / 320 pgs / 57 bw / 21 duotone | 7/2/1999 | Not available
ISBN 9788881582167 | $45.00


Cunningham/Monk/Jones

WALKER ART CENTER
Artwork by Merce Cunningham. Contributions by Thelma Golden, Meredith Jones, Laura Kuhn.

Paperback, 9 x 7.5 in. / 176 pgs / 25 color / 200 duotone | 7/2/1998 | Not available
ISBN 9780935640564 | $29.95


Merce Cunningham: A Pictures Book for John Cage Xmas 1984Merce Cunningham: A Pictures Book for John Cage Xmas 1984

Published by The John Cage Trust.

A Pictures Book for John Cage Xmas 1984 is a facsimile edition of a spiralbound notebook filled with choreographic notation by Merce Cunningham (1919–2009), a leader of the American avant-garde throughout his 70-year career and one of the most important choreographers and dancers of all time. This previously unpublished document is one of the most extensive elaborations of Cunningham’s choreographic notation in print, offering a rare glimpse into his methods, and in particular the stage work Pictures (1984). Originally presented as a holiday gift from Cunningham to his lifetime partner, John Cage, this lovingly reproduced edition now in turn serves as a gift from the John Cage Trust to the Cunningham Dance Foundation, on the occasion of the dance company’s final performance, New Year’s Eve 2011. With exquisite color notations that blend drawing and dance, it will also make a perfect gift for any fan of modern art or music.

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THE JOHN CAGE TRUST

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Slip, spiralbound, 6 x 9 in. / 80 pgs / 39 color.

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Mikhail Baryshnikov: Merce My WayMikhail Baryshnikov: Merce My Way

Published by The Baryshnikov Foundation.

Mikhail Baryshnikov, a photographer most of his adult life, has turned his lens on dance, and here pays vibrant homage to the work of master choreographer Merce Cunningham. In his introduction to Merce My Way Baryshnikov writes, "Watching Cunningham's dances through the eye of a lens is a lesson in the extremes and restraints of a dancer's body... to a dancer, such nakedness is revelatory." This volume offers 85 of Baryshnikov's striking, never-before-published color images, in which he seizes the essence of Cunningham's choreography by anticipating the dancers' motions and capturing the streaming fluidity of the dance. His images are radiant and electric--blurring motion, past, present and future into a single frame. Featuring images of six recent Cunningham dances, the book is a revelation for all those who revere dance--and the work of these two masters.

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THE BARYSHNIKOV FOUNDATION

BOOK FORMAT
Clth, 11 x 9.75 in. / 128 pgs / 177 color.

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PUB DATE 2/1/2009
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CATALOG: SPRING 2009 p. 38   

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Merce Cunningham: Fifty YearsMerce Cunningham: Fifty Years

Published by Aperture.
Essay by David Vaughan.

The book on Mr. Cunningham aims at, and is, as complete and clear a portrait of the modern dance choreographer and his epochal work as has ever been published... The surprise of the Cunningham book is the grace with which it almost definitively sums up Mr. Cunningham's 63-year life in dance ... Merce Cunningham: Fifty Years is a compelling portrait of a simple yet complex man and an artist who has seldom faltered in his explorations of life and art on the simplest and most complex levels. --Jennifer Dunning, The New York Times
“What emerges from this dispassionate, scrupulous account is much more than the chronicle of fifty years in the amazing and creative life of Merce Cunningham... Kudos to David Vaughan who has given us a noble work. As archivist for the Cunningham company for twenty years, he knows better than anyone how to turn this book about a great artist and about the art of this century into a work of art in itself.”
--Mikhail Baryshnikov
Merce Cunningham: Fifty Years celebrates the career of one of the most important artists of the twentieth century from his first innovative and explosive solo dances to the present. This unique book incorporates images of performances by many world renowned photographers, including Imogen Cunningham, Barbara Morgan, Annie Leibovitz, Peter Hujar and Arnold Eagle.

PUBLISHER
APERTURE

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 9.5 x 12 in. / 320 pgs / 242 reproductions.

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PUB DATE 6/15/2005
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Merce Cunningham: Other AnimalsMerce Cunningham: Other Animals

Published by Aperture.
Essays by David Vaughan and Merce Cunningham.

Known worldwide for his remarkable, groundbreaking choreography, Merce Cunningham has a secret: he also draws. For the first time he opens a door into his fantastical animal kingdom with Aperture's publication of Other Animals. Cunningham, an obsessive observer with a colossal sense of humor, revels in nature with the same childlike vision and expressiveness that infuses his dances. Like his dances, his drawings are impressions, inventions, gestures and interactions. Cunningham introduces us to a bird riding a turtle, a bizarre hybrid creature wearing a fashionable sweater and an ostrich that rivals the gracefulness of his dancers.
The drawings are collected in a beautifully produced, colorful volume, with selected entries from Cunningham's journals and photographs of some of his dances and their notations. These drawings offer a key to understanding how Cunningham renders his vision of the world through dance--and how his vision is translated into costuming through his collaboration with designers such as Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garconnes.

PUBLISHER
APERTURE

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 8.5 x 9.75 in. / 96 pgs / 70 reproductions.

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PUB DATE 6/15/2005
Out of print

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CATALOG: FALL 2005

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STATUS: Out of print | 11/28/2010

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Merce CunninghamMerce Cunningham

Published by Charta.
Artwork by Merce Cunningham. Edited by Germano Celant. Contributions by David Vaughn. Text by Melissa Harris.

PUBLISHER
CHARTA

BOOK FORMAT
Hardcover, 6.75 x 9.5in. / 320 pgs / 57 bw / 21 duotone

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 7/2/1999
Out of print

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CATALOG: FALL 1999

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STATUS: Out of print | 4/24/2004

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Cunningham/Monk/JonesCunningham/Monk/Jones

Art Performs Life

Published by Walker Art Center.
Artwork by Merce Cunningham. Contributions by Thelma Golden, Meredith Jones, Laura Kuhn.

Recogninzing the importance of performance in 20th century avant-garde art, this catalogue traces the careers of three artists who have each made a significant contribution to that history. Merce Cunningham, Meredith Monk and Bill T. Jones.

PUBLISHER
WALKER ART CENTER

BOOK FORMAT
Paperback, 9 x 7.5 in. / 176 pgs / 25 color / 200 duotone

PUBLISHING STATUS
PUB DATE 7/2/1998
Out of print

DISTRIBUTION
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CATALOG: SPRING 1998

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ISBN 9780935640564 TRADE
LIST PRICE: $29.95 CDN $29.95

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STATUS: Out of print | 6/1/2005

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