Merce Cunningham Trust

Books

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Adam, Judy (editor): Dancers on a Plane/Cage Cunningham Johns -- Contributions by Susan Sontag, Richard Francis, Mark Rosenthal, Anne Seymour, David Sylvester, David Vaughan -- New York: Alfred A Knopf; London: Thames & Hudson; in association with Anthony d’Offay Gallery, 1990

 
Alloway, Lawrence: Robert Rauschenberg
Catalogue of retrospective exhibition; Washington DC: National Collection of Fine Arts, Smithsonian Institution, 1976
 
Banes, Sally: Writing Dance in the Age of Postmodernism
Hanover and London: Wesleyan University Press, 1994
 
Cage, John: Silence/Lectures and Writings
Middletown CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1961
 
----------: Catalogue of compositions
Edited by Robert Dunn
New York: Edition Peters, 1962
 
----------: A Year from Monday/New Lectures and Writings
Middletown CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1987
 
----------: M/Writings ‘67-’72
Middletown CT: Wesleyan University Press, 19172
 
----------: Empty Words/Writings ‘73-’78
Middletown CT: Wesleyan University Press, 1980
 
---------: For the Birds/Conversations with Daniel Charles
Boston and London: Marion Boyars, 1981
 
----------:Roaratorio, edited by Klaus Schöning
Königstein:Athenäum, 1985
 
----------: I-VI/Norton Lectures
Cambridge MA: Harvard University Press, 1990
 
----------: John Cage: Writer/previously uncollected pieces;
selected and introduced by Richard Kostelanetz
New York: Limelight Editions, 1993
 
Celant, Germano (editor): Merce Cunningham
[publication in connection with the exhibition “Merce Cunningham”]
Milan: Edizioni Charta, 1999
 
Coe, Robert: Dance in America
New York: Dutton Books, 1985
 
Cohen, Selma Jeanne: Time to Walk in Space
Contributions by John Cage, Clive Barnes, Edwin Denby, Jill Johnston, Arlene Croce, Carolyn Brown, David Vaughan, and Merce Cunningham
New York: Dance Perspectives No 34, summer 1968
 
Copeland, Roger, and Cohen, Marshall (editors): What Is Dance?
New York: Oxford University Press, 1983
 
Copeland, Roger: Beyond Expressionism: Merce Cunningham's Critique of 'The Natural' in Dance History: An Introduction, edited by Janet Adshead-Lansdale
New York: Routledge, 1994
 
Crichton, Michael: Jasper Johns
Catalogue of retrospective exhibition
New York: Harry N Abrams/Whitney Museum of American Art, 1977
 
Croce, Arlene: Afterimages
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1977
 
----------: Going to the Dance
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1982
 
----------: Sight Lines
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1987
 
Cunningham, Merce: Changes/Notes on Choreography, edited by Frances Starr
New York: Something Else Press, 1968
 
----------: Choreography and the Dance in The Dance Anthology, edited by Cobbett Steinberg
New York: New American Library, 1980
 
----------: Le danseur et la danse/entretiens avec Jacqueline Lesschaeve
Paris: Pierre Belfond, 1980; revised edition 1988
 
----------: The Dancer and the Dance/conversations with Jacqueline Lesschaeve
[English version of the above]
New York and London: Marion Boyars, 1985; second (paperback) edition 1991; third edition 1999
 
----------: Der Tänzer und der Tanz/gesprächer mit Jacqueline Lesschaeve
[German version, translated by Elisabeth Brockmann]
Frankfurt/Main: Fricke Verlag, 1986
 
----------: Il Danzatore e la Danza/colloqui con Jacqueliine Lesschaeve
[Italian version, translated by Flavia Concina Bouvet]
Torin: EDT, 1990
 
Denby, Edwin: Looking at the Dance
New York: Pellegrini & Cudahy, 1949
 
----------: Collected Dance Writings, edited by Robert Cornfield and William Mackay
New York: Alfred A Knopf, 1986
 
Duberman, Martin: Black Mountain/an exploration in community
New York: E P Dutton, 1972; paperback, Anchor Press/Doubleday, 1973
 
Foster, Susan Leigh: Reading Dancing/Bodies and Subjects in Contemporary American Dance
Berkeley: University of California Press, 1986
 
Goldberg, Roselee: Performance Art/From Futurism to the Present
Revised and enlarged edition, New York: Harry N Abrams, 1996
 
----------: Performance/live art since 1960
Foreword by Laurie Anderson
New York: Harry N Abrams, 1998
 
Harris, Mary Emma: The Arts at Black Mountain
Cambridge MA: MIT Press, 1997
 
Hodgson, Moira: Quintet/Five American Dance Companies, with photographs by Thomas Victor
New York: William Morrow, 1976
 
Hopps, Walter, and Davidson, Susan: Robert Rauschenberg/A Retrospective
With essays by Trisha Brown, Ruth E Fine, Billy Klüver with Julie Martin, Rosalind Krauss, Steve Paxton, Nancy Spector, and Charles F Stuckey
New York: Guggenheim Museum, 1997
 
Johnston, Jill: Marmalade Me (collected criticism)
Introduction by Deborah Jowitt, afterword by Sally Banes
Revised and enlarged edition: Hanover and London: Wesleyan University Press, 1998
 
Jowitt, Deborah: Dance Beat/Selected Views and Reviews, 1967-1976
New York: Marcel Dekker, 1977
 
----------: The Dance in Mind
Boston: David R Godine, 1985
 
---------: Time and the Dancing Image
New York: William Morrow, 1988
 
Kirby, Michael: Happenings
New York: E P Dutton, 1965
 
Klosty, James (editor): Merce Cunningham
Photographs, introduction, foreword to second edition, and an interview with Merce Cunningham by James Klosty; contributions by Carolyn Brown, Viola Farber, Yvonne Rainer, Douglas Dunn, Paul Taylor, Richard Nelson, Lewis L Lloyd, John Cage, Gordon Mumma, Earle Brown, Pauline Oliveros, Christian Wolff, Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns, Lincoln Kirstein, and Edwin Denby
New York: Saturday Review Press/E P Dutton, 1975; second edition, New York: Limelight Editions, 1986
 
Kostelanetz, Richard (editor): The New American Arts
(includes “The New American Dance” by Jill Johnston)
New York: Horizon Press, 1965
 
----------: The Theatre of Mixed-Means
New York: Dial Press, 1968; paperback reprint, New York: RK Editions, 1980
 
---------- (editor): John Cage (Documentary monographs in modern art)
New York: Praeger Publishers, 1970; second edition, subtitled “An Anthology,” New York: Da Capo, 1991
 
----------: Conversing with Cage
New York: Limelight Editions, 1988
 
---------- (editor): Merce Cunningham/Dancing in Space and Time; essays 1944-1992
Pennington NJ: a cappella books, 1992; second edition: New York Da Capo Press 1998
 
---------- (editor): Dictionary of the Avant-Gardes
Pennington NJ: a cappella books, 1993
 
---------- (editor): Writings about John Cage
Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press, 1993
 
Kotz, Mary Lynn: Rauschenberg/Art and Life
New York: Harry N Abrams, 1990
 
Kriegsman, Sali Ann: Modern Dance in America: The Bennington Years
Boston: G K Hall, 1981
 
Livet, Anne (editor): Contemporary Dance
(includes “Merce Cunningham” by Dale Harris)
New York: Abbeville Press, 1978
 
Mazo, Joseph: Prime Movers/The makers of modern dance in America
New York: William Morrow, 1977
 
Retallack, Joan: Musicage/Cage muses on words art music
Hanover and London: Wesleyan University Press, 1996
 
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Robertson, Allen and Hutera, Donald: The Dance Handbook
Introduction by Merce Cunningham
Boston: G K Hall, 1990
 
Siegel, Marcia B: At the Vanishing Point
New York: Saturday Review Press, 1972
 
----------: Watching the Dance Go By
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1977
 
----------: The Shapes of Change/Images of American Dance
Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 1979
 
----------: The Tail of the Dragon/New Dance, 1976-1982
Durham and London: Duke University Press, 1991
 
Tarr, Patsy(editor): Merce Cunningham/Robert Rauschenberg
Text by Nancy Dalva; photographs by Joachim Ladefoged
New York: 2wice/Visual and Performing Arts, Volume 9 Number 1, 2006
 
Tomkins, Calvin: The Bride and the Bachelors/Five masters of the avant-garde:
Duchamp, Tinguely, Cage, Rauschenberg, Cunningham
New York: Viking Compass Books, 1968; paperback reprint, New York: Penguin Books, 1976
 
----------: Off the Wall/Robert Rauschenberg and the Art World of Our Time
New York: Doubleday, 1980
 
Varnedoe, Kirk: Jasper Johns/A Retrospective
With an essay by Roberta Bernstein
New York: Museum of Modern Art, 1996
 
---------- (editor): Jasper Johns/writings, sketchbook notes, interviews
compiled by Christel Hollevoet
New York: Museum of Modern Art, 199
 
Vaughan, David: Merce Cunningham: Fifty Years/Chronicle and Commentary
New York: Aperture, 1997
 
----------: Merce Cunningham: Un Demi-Siècle de Danse/Chronique et Commentaire
[French edition of the above, translated by Denise Luccioni]
Paris: Editions Plume, 1997
 
---------- (editor): Merce Cunningham: Creative Elements
Contributions by Joan Acocella, Marilyn Vaughan Drown, Nelson Rivera. John Holzaepfel, Gordon Mumma, William Fetterman, Thecla Schiphorst, and Elliot Caplan
Choreography and Dance, Volume 4 Part 3, Amsterdam etc: Harwood Academic Publishers, 1997
 
Vergne, Philippe (curator): Art Performs Life/Merce Cunningham Meredith Monk Bill T Jones
Introduction by Sally Banes, texts by Merce Cunningham, interview by Laura Kuhn
Publication for an exhibition at the Walker Art Center
Minneapolis: Walker Art Center, 1998
 
Anderson, Jack: “Dances about Everything and Dances about Some Things
New York: Ballet Review 5:6, 1975/76
 
Banes, Sally, and Carroll, Noël: “Cunningham, Balanchine, and Postmodern Dance”
New York: Dance Chronicle, Volume 29 Number 1, 2006

Brown, Carolyn: “McLuhan and the Dance”
New York: Ballet Review 1:4, 1966

----------: “On Chance”
New York: Ballet Review 2:2, 1968
 
Brubach, Holly: “Cunningham Now”
New York: Ballet Review 6:2, 1977/78

Charlip, Remy: “Composing by Chance”
New York: Dance Magazine, January 1954

[Croce, Arlene]: “An Interview with Merce Cunningham”
New York: Ballet Review 1:4, 1966

Cunningham, Merce: “The Function of a Technique for Dance”
In Walter Sorell (editor): The Dance Has Many Faces, first edition
New York and Cleveland: World Publishing Company, 1951
Reprinted in Vaughan: Merce Cunningham: Fifty Years, 1997

----------: “Space, Time and Dance”
New York: trans/formation 1/3, 1952
Reprinted in Vaughan: Merce Cunningham: Fifty Years, 1997

----------: “The Impermanent Art”
In Fernando Puma (editor): 7 Arts No 3
Colorado: Falcon’s Wing Press, 1955
Reprinted in Vaughan: Merce Cunningham: Fifty Years, 1997

----------: “Summerspace Story”
New York: Dance Magazine, June 1966

----------: “Choreography and the Dance”
In Stanley Rosner and Lawrence E Abt (editors): The Creative Experience
New York: Grossman, 1970
Reprinted in Cobbett Steinberg (editor): The Dance Anthology
New York: New American Library, 1980

----------: “Diary of a Cunningham Dance”
New York: New York Times, 15 March 1981

----------: “A collaborative process between music and dance”
Evanston IL: Northwestern University, TriQuarterly54, spring 1982
Reprinted in Peter Gena and Jonathan Brent (editors): A John Cage Reader,
New York: C F Peters Corporation, 1982
 
Dekle, Nicole: “Cunningham's World”
New York: Ballet Review, Fall 1994

Feldman, Elyn: “Banjo—Cunningham’s Lost ‘American’ Piece”
In Lynette Y Overby and James H Humphrey (editors): Dance: Current Selected Research
New York: AMS Press, 1989
 
Fleming, Bruce: “Talking Merce” (conference report)
DanceView, Spring 1994
 
Greskovic, Robert: “Merce Cunningham as Sculptor”
New York: Ballet Review, Winter 1984

Jordan, Stephanie: “Freedom from the Music: Cunningham, Cage and Collaborators”
London: Contact #20, Autumn 1978
 
King, K.: “Space Dance and Galactic Matrix: An Appreciation of Merce Cunningham's Sounddance”
Illinois: Chicago Review 37:4, 1992
 
Kostelanetz, Richard: “Avant-garde Establishment: Cunningham Revisited”
New York: Dance Magazine, July 1982

Lorber, Richard: “Experiments in Videodance”
New York: Dance Scope XII/1, fall-winter 1977/1978

Macaulay, Alastair: “On the Clouds”
London: Dancing Times, July 1985

----------: “The Merce Experience”
New York: The New Yorker, 4 April 1988

----------: “Anno Domini/The Merce Cunningham Season”
London: Dancing Times, January 1990

----------: “Happy Hooligan”
New York: The New Yorker, 27 April 1992
 
----------: “Merce Cunningham Dance Company”
London: Dancing Times, December 1995
 
Martin, Leslie: “Black Mountain College and Merce Cunningham in the Fifties: New Perspectives” (conference report)
Maryland: Dance Research Journal, Spring 1994

Potter, Michelle: "A License to Do Anything’: Robert Rauschenberg and the Merce Cunningham Dance Company"
New York: Dance Chronicle Volume 16 No 1, 1993
 
Sayers, Lesley-Anne: “Cunningham Revisted”
London: Dance Theater Journal, Fall 1994
 
Siegel, Marcia: “Repertory in Spite of Itself”
New York: Hudson Review, Summer 1985
 
Silverman, Jill: Merce Cunningham on Broadway
Massachusetts: Performing Arts Journal, Spring 1977

“Snell, Michael” [pseudonym, James Klosty]: “Cunningham and the Critics”
New York: Ballet Review, Volume 3 No 6 1971

Vaughan, David: “Merce Cunningham: Retrospect and Prospect”
Massachusetts: Performing Arts Journal, Winter 1979
 
----------: “Locale: The Collaboration of Merce Cunningham and Charles Atlas”
New York: Millennium Film Journal 10/11, fall/winter 1981/1982

----------: “Channels/Inserts: Cunningham and Atlas (continued)”
New York: Millennium Film Journal 12, fall /winter 1982/1983

----------: “’Then I Thought About Marcel’: Merce Cunningham’s Walkaround Time”
In Art and Dance: Images of the Modern Dialogue, 1890-1980
Catalogue of an exhibition at the Institute of Contemporary Arts
Boston MA: ICA, 1982
 
----------: “Merce Cunningham: Origins and Influences”
London: Dance Theater Journal, Spring 1983

---------- (moderator): “The Forming of an Aesthetic: Merce Cunningham and John Cage”
Transcript of a discussion with Earle Brown, Remy Charlip, and Marianne Simon, Dance Critics Association conference, 16 June 1984
New York: Ballet Review 13:3, fall 1985

---------- (moderator): “Cunningham and his Dancers”
Transcript of a discussion with Carolyn Brown, Douglas Dunn, Viola Farber, Steve Paxton, Marianne Simon, Valda Setterfield, and Gus Solomons, “Merce Cunningham and the New Dance/The Modernist Dance Impulse,” State University of New York Festival, 7 March 1987
New York: Ballet Review 15:3, fall 1987

----------: “Cunningham, Cage, and Joyce: ‘this lonawaited messiagh of roaratorios’”
Reading, Berkshire, UK: Choreography and Dance, Volume 1 Part 4, 1992
 
“Decision Making Dancers” (symposium)
New York: Ballet Review, Winter 1992