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The Resource Topless cellist : the improbable life of Charlotte Moorman, Joan Rothfuss ; foreword by Yoko Ono

Topless cellist : the improbable life of Charlotte Moorman, Joan Rothfuss ; foreword by Yoko Ono

Label
Topless cellist : the improbable life of Charlotte Moorman
Title
Topless cellist
Title remainder
the improbable life of Charlotte Moorman
Statement of responsibility
Joan Rothfuss ; foreword by Yoko Ono
Creator
Contributor
Author
Writer of supplementary textual content
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"The Juilliard-trained cellist Charlotte Moorman sat nude behind a cello of carved ice, performed while dangling from helium-filled balloons, and deployed an array of instruments and sounds on The Mike Douglas Show that included her cello, a whistle, a cap gun, a gong, and a belch. She did a striptease while playing Bach in Nam June Paik's Sonata for Adults Only. In the 1960s, Moorman (1933-1991) became famous for her madcap (and often unclothed) performance antics; less famous but more significant is Moorman's transformative influence on contemporary performance practice--and her dedication to the idea that avant-garde art should reach the widest possible audience. In Topless Cellist, the first book to explore Moorman's life and work, Joan Rothfuss rediscovers, and recovers, the legacy of an extraordinary American artist"--Jacket
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rothfuss, Joan
Dewey number
  • 787.4092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
ML418.M66
LC item number
R68 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Ono, Yōko
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Moorman, Charlotte
  • Cellists
  • Performance artists
  • Moorman, Charlotte
  • Cellists
  • Performance artists
  • United States
Label
Topless cellist : the improbable life of Charlotte Moorman, Joan Rothfuss ; foreword by Yoko Ono
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Part one. Leaving Little Rock (1933-1961) -- part two. Queen of the avant-garde (1962-1978) -- part three. Living while dying (1979-1991)
Control code
ocn864418236
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 447 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780262533584
Lccn
2013046631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024102952
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)
Label
Topless cellist : the improbable life of Charlotte Moorman, Joan Rothfuss ; foreword by Yoko Ono
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references 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
Contents
Part one. Leaving Little Rock (1933-1961) -- part two. Queen of the avant-garde (1962-1978) -- part three. Living while dying (1979-1991)
Control code
ocn864418236
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiii, 447 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780262533584
Lccn
2013046631
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40024102952
Other physical details
illustrations (some color)

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