Laurie Anderson

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Harry N. Abrams, Apr 1, 2000 - Performing Arts - 204 pages
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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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User Review  - the.ken.petersen - LibraryThing

This is what a book about an artist should be. A long interview with Laurie Anderson printed verbatim. This was so unpretentious as to give a real feel for the lady herself. Anderson obviously knows ... Read full review

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Laurie Anderson, the high priestess of performance art/rock, gets the royal treatment in this gorgeous coffee-table-book retrospective of her acclaimed 30-year (and still going) career. Goldberg ... Read full review


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About the author (2000)

RoseLee Goldberg is an art historian, curator, critic and leading authority on performance art. Among her other books are "Laurie Anderson, Performance Art: From Futurism to the Present", and "Performance: Live Art Since the 60s".

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