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Title:
Barbara Morgan.
Author:
Morgan, Barbara.
Publication Information:
New York : Aperture ; London : Robert Hale, 1999.
Physical Description:
96 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780893818258
Format :
Book

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Central Library TR140.M66 B28 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area
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Summary

Although celebrated for her extraordinary studies of modern dance in the late 1920s and early thirties, Barbara Morgan enjoyed an artistic career that embraced a wide range of philosophical and aesthetic influences. Her studies of pioneering dancers such as Martha Graham, Jose Limon, Erik Hawkins and Merce Cunningham capture the spirituality of a temporal art. She also combined photograms and light drawing to experiment with moving light patterns. A former painter, she used montage and manipulated imagery to express the visual and kinetic energy of New York City. Included in this volume are the finest examples of Morgan's work: dance photographs, photomontages, light drawings and other works from a long, varied photographic career. In the accompanying essay, Deba P. Patnaik, photo-historian and Executive Director of the Willard & Barbara Morgan Foundation, provides an overview of the development of Morgan's career and insight into the beliefs that informed her work.


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