This is a biography of Loïe Fuller, an American actress and dancer who pioneered both modern dance and theatrical lighting techniques in the late 1800s.
Fuller was one the most famous dancers of the time and she invented (and patented) light techniques for her own performances. She was also one of the first modern dancers, paving the way for current styles. Fuller became the icon of the Folies Bergère, one of the most famous cabarets in Paris, and was a muse for artists at the time, having been portrayed by Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Koloman Moser, Charles Maurin, Auguste Rodin, Henri-Pierre Roché, and many others. She is the main subject in many posters of the time, classic imagery that we all know from the belle epoque. She was also in an openly lesbian relationship with Gab Sorère, her work partner.
Overall, Loïe Fuller is an icon and trailblazer in the theatrical scene of the early 1900s and this book aims to promote her life and work in a curated and visual way.
I chose Alegreya as the copy type for its character and readability and I paired it with Argesta Display for some highlighted text, giving the book a classic yet modern look. The book was designed for personal use.