Laurie Anderson is one of the most acclaimed and innovative performance artists working today. This book, written by a leading authority on performance art, delivers a comprehensive look at Anderson's multifaceted career, from her performance pieces of the early 1970s to her 1999 electronic opera, Songs and Stories from Moby Dick.
Filled with photographs of Anderson's performances, sculptures, books, installations, instruments, and inventions, stills from her films and videos, reproductions of her drawings and sketches, and including song lyrics and excerpts from many of her stories, the book vividly conjures up the artist's achievements. It also offers fresh insights into her pioneering multimedia pieces (such as United States and Stories from the Nerve Bible), her musical recordings (including the pop hit "O Superman"), and her provocative collaborations (with William Burroughs, Spalding Gray, and Lou Reed, among others).
Prepared with Anderson's cooperation and participation, this book will be the ultimate gift for her many fans and will gain her many new ones.
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Review: Laurie AndersonUser Review - stevenallenmay - Goodreads
i would have given this a 5 star rating, except there were 35 typos in the book. No proof readers any more? Read full review
Review: Laurie AndersonUser Review - Clar - Goodreads
This book was absolutely essential for my honours dissertation. It has excellent descriptions of the technical as well as thematic and symbolic aspects of all of Anderson's productions up to the publication of the book. Read full review