Love, Icebox: Letters from John Cage to Merce Cunningham
Edited with text by Laura Kuhn. Photography by Emily Martin.
A revelatory look at the beginnings of the relationship between the eventual dynamic & collaborative duo. This book includes facsimile, as well as transcribed love letters from John Cage to Merce Cunningham. When they met, Cage was a teacher at the Cornish School in Seattle in the later 1930s, where Cunningham was a student, seven years apart in age & Cage was married at the time. They re-connected later in Chicago, where Cage was teaching at Moholy-Nagy’s School of Design and Cunningham appeared in a program given by Martha Graham in 1942. The book includes 39 letters spanning from 1942-1946, snippets of poetry & song, as well as photographs from the New York loft the two of them eventually shared.
Published by John Cage Trust, 2019
6.75” x 9.5”