The Resource Loie Fuller, goddess of light, Richard Nelson Current & Marcia Ewing Current

Loie Fuller, goddess of light, Richard Nelson Current & Marcia Ewing Current

Label
Loie Fuller, goddess of light
Title
Loie Fuller, goddess of light
Statement of responsibility
Richard Nelson Current & Marcia Ewing Current
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Contributor
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • Loie Fuller (1862-1928) was once the most famous dancer in the world, though many, including Loie herself, wondered if what she did was really dancing. In her best-known innovation, the serpentine, she manipulated voluminous folds of silk through shimmering beams of colored lights. Loie broke the mold of traditional choreography and paved the way for other pioneers in modern dance, including Isadora Duncan and Josephine Baker. As a "magician of light," she made
  • Long-lasting contributions to stage lighting, cinematic techniques, and costuming. Loie also beguiled her era with autobiographical details that suited her fancy more than the facts, leaving a sketchy and inaccurate portrait of her early years. Drawing on primary sources, the authors masterfully untangle the paradoxes of this exceptional woman. A tall and lovely sylph in posters and sculptures, she was in reality a rather plump woman with a plain face; a dance innovator
  • She had no training in choreography; a co-founder of art museums, she had never seen an art exhibit before arriving in Paris; a close and respected associate of the most learned men and women in the world, she had no formal education. Loie said that she was born in America but made in France, and this fascinating book also brings to life members of the circles in which she flourished, including Sarah Bernhardt, Alexandre Dumas fils, Pierre and Marie Curie, Anatole
  • France, Auguste Rodin, and Queen Marie of Romania. In a biography as distinctive as the woman it depicts, the authors reveal a remarkable artist whose dauntless will to get ahead, along with intelligence, resourcefulness, and ingenuity, enabled her to succeed despite repeated disappointments and financial disasters. This is the definitive work on Loie Fuller and her tremendous influence on the world of dance and Art Nouveau
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Current, Richard Nelson
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
GV1785.F8
LC item number
C87 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Current, Marcia Ewing
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fuller, Loie
  • Fuller, Loie
  • Fuller, Loïe
  • Fuller, Loie
  • Dancers
  • Modern dance
  • Dancers
  • Modern dance
  • United States
Label
Loie Fuller, goddess of light, Richard Nelson Current & Marcia Ewing Current
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 381-389) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 400 pages
Isbn
9781555533090
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96052659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36138365
  • (OCoLC)ocm36138365
Label
Loie Fuller, goddess of light, Richard Nelson Current & Marcia Ewing Current
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 381-389) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 400 pages
Isbn
9781555533090
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
96052659
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
System control number
  • (OCoLC)36138365
  • (OCoLC)ocm36138365

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