Merce Cunningham, Interview about R. Buckminster Fuller1992, December

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Title
Merce Cunningham, Interview about R. Buckminster Fuller1992, December
Additional title: Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection
Additional title: Buckminster Fuller: Thinking Out Loud
Names
Cunningham, Merce (Interviewee)
Simon, Kirk (Interviewer)
Goodman, Karen (Interviewer)
Collection

Merce Cunningham Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1992-12
Table of Contents
Interview conducted as part of material for apparently unreleased documentary "Phantom Captain: The Life and Work of R. Buckminster Fuller".
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 5050
Topics
Fuller, R. Buckminster(Richard Buckminster), 1895-1983
Cunningham, Merce
Architecture
Design
Technology
Genres
Filmed interviews
Interviews
Notes
Content: Title provided by cataloger, based on original container label
Acquisition: Gift; Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation, 2011-2012.
Citation/reference: Forms part of the Merce Cunningham Dance Foundation Collection.
Physical Description
Videocassette
Extent: 1 videocassette (Video8) (36 min) :sound, color; 8mm
Description
An interview with Merce Cunningham conducted for the documentary Buckminster Fuller: Thinking Out Loud. He begins by speaking about his first encounters with and initial impressions of Fuller upon meeting him at Black Mountain College during the late 1940s. Building off of this conversation, he speaks about a geodesic dome built by Fuller on the campus (10:40). He then goes on to discuss several anecdotes regarding Fuller over the decades of their association, as well as his takes on Fullers various ideas, projects and precepts (17:00). He follows with a consideration of what made the atmosphere of Black Mountain College special (23:50). After this, we see Cunningham asked questions again which were asked earlier in the interview, to which he gives somewhat different answers, due apparently to the 16mm film on which the interview was originally shot having run out in the midst of several previous answers (26:00).
Type of Resource
Moving image
Languages
English
Identifiers
RLIN/OCLC: 950971028
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20970175
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): 09fa3770-2d7d-0137-2d57-7bef199a2a88
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  • 1992: Created
  • 2019: Digitized
  • 2019: Found by you!
  • 2020

MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Merce Cunningham, Interview about R. Buckminster Fuller1992, December" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1992. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/87381e70-aa15-0133-8ca9-60f81dd2b63c

Chicago/Turabian Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Merce Cunningham, Interview about R. Buckminster Fuller1992, December" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 22, 2019. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/87381e70-aa15-0133-8ca9-60f81dd2b63c

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1992). Merce Cunningham, Interview about R. Buckminster Fuller1992, December Retrieved from http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/87381e70-aa15-0133-8ca9-60f81dd2b63c

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Merce Cunningham, Interview about R. Buckminster Fuller1992, December