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Author Heinecke, Liz Lee, author.

Title Radiant : the dancer, the scientist, and a friendship forged in light / Liz Heinecke.

Publication Info. New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2021.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    792.8028 Fuller,L HEI    Available
1 copy being processed for GDL Central Library Non-Fiction.
Edition First edition.
Description x, 324 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
text txt rdacontent
unmediated n rdamedia
volume nc rdacarrier
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 313-324).
Summary "At the turn of the century, Paris was a hotbed of creativity. Technology boomed, delivering to the world electric light, the automobile, and new ways to treat disease, while imagination blossomed, creating Art Nouveau, motion pictures, and modernist literature. A pivotal figure during this time, yet largely forgotten today, Loie Fuller was an American performance artist who became a living symbol of the Art Nouveau movement with her hypnotic dances and stunning theatrical effects. Credited today as the pioneer of modern dance, she was perennially broke, never took no for an answer, spent most of her life with a female partner, and never questioned her drive. She was a visionary, a renegade, and a loyal friend. In the early 1900s, she heard about Marie Curie's discovery of a glowing blue element and dreamed of using it to dazzle audiences on stage. While Loie's dream wouldn't be realized, her connection with Marie and their shared fascination with radium endured. RADIANT is the true story of Marie Curie and Loie Fuller, two revolutionary women drawn together at the dawn of a new era by a singular discovery, and the lifelong friendship that grew out of their shared passion for enlightenment"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Fuller, Loie, 1862-1928.
Curie, Marie, 1867-1934 -- Friends and associates.
Women dancers -- United States -- Biography.
Women physicists -- France -- Biography.
Women scientists -- France -- Biography.
Modern dance -- France -- History.
Stage lighting -- History.
Radium -- Social aspects.
Genre/Form Biographies.
ISBN 9781538717363 (hardcover)
1538717360 (hardcover)

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