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Isadora Duncan: A Graphic Biography

by Sabrina Jones

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An interesting book on an interesting woman. I love the illustrations of Isadora, the lines are clean and yet always manage to evoke movement. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
An interesting book on an interesting woman. I love the illustrations of Isadora, the lines are clean and yet always manage to evoke movement. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
An interesting book on an interesting woman. I love the illustrations of Isadora, the lines are clean and yet always manage to evoke movement. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
An interesting book on an interesting woman. I love the illustrations of Isadora, the lines are clean and yet always manage to evoke movement. ( )
  Rosa.Mill | Nov 21, 2015 |
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 to teach children of the poor. Though she saw herself as a liberated woman and a revolutionary, her actions sometimes told a conflicting tale. Jones’ biography is a balanced look at the audacious modern dancer.

As Duncan’s dancing was a visual art, the graphics add a richness that could not be achieved through text alone. Jones found inspiration in photographs and portraits by the Ashcan Painters. Jones’ depictions of Duncan in movement are evocative and elucidate Duncan’s character.

While parents and teachers may have doubts about a graphic novel as a biography, the book is well-researched and informative. Jones quotes Duncan, her contemporaries, and critical reviews. A selected bibliography provides references. Lori Belilove, founder of the Isadora Duncan Foundation and Dance Company, endorses the biography in the forward.

Two panels of Duncan using nudity on stage to express her unity of mind, body, and soul will challenge the maturity of some readers.

Students learning about the bohemian culture of Paris circa 1900, the Ashcan artists, Rodin, the U.S. Progressive movement, or the Russian Revolution will find Isadora’s biography an illuminating account of the era’s zeitgeist. Recommended. ( )
  Rachel.Seltz | Dec 3, 2013 |
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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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