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Bruguière, Francis Joseph

Overview
Works: 71 works in 131 publications in 2 languages and 1,508 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  Pictorial works  History  Experimental films  Documentary films  Poetry  Silent films  Short films  Dance films  Drama 
Roles: Author, Photographer, Illustrator, Artist
Classifications: TR140.B79, 770.924
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San Francisco by Francis Joseph Bruguière( )

8 editions published between 1918 and 2010 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The evanescent city by George Sterling( Book )

14 editions published between 1915 and 1916 in English and held by 202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A project for a theatrical presentation of the Divine comedy of Dante Alighieri by Norman Bel Geddes( Book )

4 editions published in 1924 in English and held by 114 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beyond this point by Lance Sieveking( Book )

3 editions published in 1929 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Few are chosen : studies in the theatrical lighting of life's theatre by Oswell Blakeston( Book )

3 editions published in 1931 in English and held by 33 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruguière, his photographs and his life by James Enyeart( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Vandamm Collection : theater photographs from the studios of Florence Vandamm and Francis Joseph Bruguière from 1915-1960 in the New York Public Library, Library and Museum of the Performing Arts by Florence Vandamm( Book )

5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Photographs of theater productions which have been landmarks in American stage design
Light rhythms : music and abstraction by Bruce Charles Posner( Visual )

2 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The rhythmic elements of cinema are explored by artists and filmmakers fascinated by the abstract qualities of light. The American authors of avant-garde classics Le retour à la raison (1923), Ballet mécanique (1923-24), Anémic cinéma (1926) and Une nuit sur le Mont Chauve (1934) are finally acknowledged for their seminal artistic achievments made in Europe. Pioneer abstract films by Ralph Steiner, Mary Ellen Bute, Douglass Crockwell, Dwinell Grant and George Morris are compared and contrasted with Hollywood montages created by Ernst Lubitsch, Slavko Vorkapich and Busby Berkeley. For the first time on video, composer George Antheil's original 1924 score accompanies Fernand Légar and Dudley Murphy's film Ballet mécanique, a truly avant-garde cacophony of image and sound
New York theater : Vandamm Collection : Theater photographs ... from 1915 to 1960 by Florence Vandamm( Book )

7 editions published in 1980 in Undetermined and English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No two alike : Karl Blossfeldt, Francis Bruguière, Thomas Ruff by Edward Juler( Book )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No Two Alike' documents an exhibition curated by Ulrike Meyer Stump as part of Cincinnati's 2018 FotoFocus Biennial, with its general theme "Open Archive." The exhibition restages the historic encounter between Karl Blossfeldt?s plant photographs and Francis Bruguière?s light designs held at the Warren Gallery in London in 1929 and juxtaposes it with the Photograms and Negatives series by contemporary artist Thomas Ruff. The combination of Blossfeldt's biomorphism and Bruguière's abstraction offers clues for the understanding of British modernism, and offers insight into the role photography and photobooks played in the British avant-garde. Throughout his career, Thomas Ruff has expressed great interest in the history of photography and has repeatedly shown a special affinity with Blossfeldt (particularly in his Negatives series); Bruguière's abstract light compositions, on the other hand, have strong formal ties to Ruff's photograms. "No two alike" expresses the three artists' mutual interest in the variant as a creative principle, also advancing the idea that each of these bodies of work presents a variant of the other.00Exhibition: Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, USA (21.09.2018 - 13.01.2019)
Viva la dance : the beginnings of ciné-dance( Visual )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dance and film have shared the aspiration to creatively sculpt motion and time. Some of the first films ever made featured Annabelle's skirt dance, hand-painted in glowing colours. Isadora Duncan and Ruth St Denis' innovations found their way into Diana the huntress (1916) and The soul of the cypress (1920). Highly cinematic renditions of dance evolved in Stella Simon's Hände (1928), Hector Hoppin's La joie de vivre (1934) and Busby Berkeley's "Don't say goodnight" from Wonder Bar (1934). In counterpoint, ciné-dance experiments by Ralph Steiner, Mary Ellen Bute, Oskar Fischinger, Douglass Crockwell, Slavko Vorkapich and Norman McLaren dispensed with actual dancers in favour of colour, shape, line and form choreographed into abstract light-play
Vandamm Collection : Theater photographs ... from 1915 to 1960 by Florence Vandamm( Book )

1 edition published in 1981 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bruguière : his photographs and his life : photographs, by Francis Joseph Bruguière, 1879-1945 by James Enyeart( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Danse macabre by Camille Saint-Saëns( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Murphy's direction of a cinematic visual symphony is furthered with this short dance film conceived by dancer Adolph Bolm. Murphy makes original contributions with his depiction of the devil via superimposition and extensive use of animation to begin the film. The mood is enhanced by Francis Bruguière's dramatic lighting effects. Adolph Bolm, a Russian-born American ballet dancer and choreographer, studied at Saint Petersburg's Imperial Ballet School and danced in its affiliated company. Artistically restive, he partnered Anna Pavlova on her first European tours, in 1909 joined Diaghilev's Ballets Russes, and in 1917 settled in the United States, where his choreographic career blossomed. He died in Hollywood, California. Boston-born Dudley Murphy was an engineering student, World War I pilot, and movie set decorator before launching his directing career with a series of evocative short films including the first American avant-garde film to be screened in New York City, The Song of the Cypress (1921). These musically driven experiments culminated in the jazz-infused Ballet Mecanique, and influenced his later Hollywood and independent features, including The Emperor Jones (1933). San Francisco photographer Francis Bruguière came to London with one completed film DANSE MACABRE (1922) made with Dudley Murphy and one unfinished personal project The Way (1925). Bruguiére pioneered abstract lighting effects to evoke dramatic modes of expression. He also collaborated with Norman Bel Geddes on a "psuedomorphic film" that was abandoned. 35mm 1.33:1 black & white with color tints silent with music 6:49 minutes. Production Visual Symphony Productions, Inc.; choreography Adolph Bohm; lighting Francis Bruguière; music Camille Saint-Säens; courtesy George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film
Modern photography, the Studio annual by C. Geoffrey Holme( Book )

1 edition published in 1936 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No two alike - Karl Blossfeldt, Francis Bruguière, Thomas Ruff( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No two alike - Karl Blossfeldt, Francis Bruguière, Thomas Ruff( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Light and Abstraction (1926-1930) - 2 films( Visual )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

These two films, the "Artist's Ball" sequence from So This Is Paris and Light Rhythms, offer an interesting comparison regarding abstraction in cinema. While Light Rhythms orchestrates a purposeful abstraction, the sequence from So This Is Paris transforms a dance number into perhaps an even more fantastic abstract landscape. Each film relies upon moving lights to manipulate the entire picture plane. Artist's Ball-So This Is Paris (1926) by Ernst Lubitsch. 35mm 1.33:1 black and white silent with music 20fps 5:03 minutes. New music by Eric Beheim. With cameraman John Mescall, Lubitsch embarks on a spectacular Charleston montage -- with all of the effects done in camera. The choruses of two musical shows were used, with 500 extras. Art director Harold Grieve designed everything in the nightclub set to resemble a female leg!. Causing a sensation with his German films, Ernst Lubitsch was brought to Hollywood in l922. He specialized in light comedies distinguished by a flourish that betrayed his cynical view of sex. He will be remembered for sparkling comedies like Trouble in Paradise (1932), Ninotchka (1939) with Greta Garbo, and the satire To Be or Not to Be (1942). Light Rhythms (1929-30) by Francis Bruguière and Oswell Blakeston. 35mm 1.33:1 black and white silent with music 20fps 5:37 minutes. Music Jack Ellitt; realized by Donald Sosin; courtesy Jack Ellitt, Roger and Shirley Horrocks. In the late 1920s, Francis Bruguière exhibited photographic works based on dramatically lit, cut, and folded paper shapes, some figurative, some abstract. Light Rhythms is a strictly abstract film that added new dimensions to these shapes: moving light sources, a scheme of superimpositions, and the elements of time and music. San Francisco photographer Francis Bruguiére completed the film Danse Macabre (1922) made with Dudley Murphy and one unfinished personal project The Way (1925). Later he collaborated with designer Norman Bel Geddes on a "psuedomorphic film" that was abandoned. Oswell Blakeston was a painter, poet, novelist, and prolific columnist on "advanced cinema" for journals such as Close Up and Film Art. He collaborated with Francis Bruguière on Light Rhythms. In later life, he returned to painting and reviewing art exhibitions. Neither of Blakeston's other known films appear to have survived. Jack Ellitt was an Australian avant-garde composer who moved to England in 1928. Between 1929 and 1937 he collaborated with artist Len Lye on film soundtracks. He wrote and performed an improvisational piano score for Bruguiére's Light Rhythms. From 1930 onward he directed documentary films and was a pioneer of electronic music. Artist's Ball-So This Is Paris (1926, 4 minutes); Light Rhythms (1929-30, 5:37 minutes). 35mm 1.33:1 black and white silent with music 20fps 11:02 minutes
 
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Alternative Names
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