A collection of articles, with a number of photographs, sketches, of this first creative American dancer of great stature, whose abstract, intuitive, inspirational art won her international following. These essays concern her particular genius, as John Martin interprets Isadora Duncan and the ""basic dance"" which was a biological function -- rather than a system, a school. Carl Van Vechten reviews a series of her concerts, interprets her artistry, pure, poetic, sexless. There is a study of her association with artists, here and abroad, what she derived from other creative fields, what she inspired. The Gordon Craig folio of drawings round out the volume. For devotees.