Isadora Duncan: A Graphic Biography

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Hill and Wang, Nov 17, 2008 - Biography & Autobiography - 144 pages
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Myth and controversy still swirl around the dramatic figure of Isadora Duncan. The pioneering modern dancer emerged from provincial nineteenth-century America to captivate the cultural capitals of Europe, reinvent dance as a fine art, and leave a trail of scandals in her wake. From her unconventional California girlhood to her tragic death on the French Riviera fifty years later, Duncan’s journey was an uncompromising quest for truth, beauty, and freedom.  Here Duncan’s art and ideas come vividly to life. Each page is a unique dance of words and images, reflecting Duncan’s courage, passion, and idealism in a way sure to inspire another generation of admirers.

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User Review  - Rachel.Seltz - LibraryThing

Ages 15+ In an era of corsets and rigid ballet, Duncan danced barefoot in a thin tunic, citing nature and Greek gods as her teachers. She toured Europe, loved freely, and established dancing schools ... Read full review

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User Review  - PlasticAtoms - LibraryThing

4Q, 3P. An enjoyable biography of a fascinating figure with a colorful life. The art isn't the best I've ever seen, but it's lively and spirited; the writing is heavily based on quotes by or about ... Read full review

Contents

Foreword ix
5
Paris
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Germany Adored Isadora
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Copyright

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