Performing Arts:Dance

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1 Martin, John The Dance the Story of the Dance in Pictures and Text
In magnificent pictures and vivid prose, the (former) distinguished dance critic of the New York Times traces the development of the dance from its primitive beginnings through folk and early pageants and spectacles, to the latest forms (for 1946) , and includes dance in films. His ability to access archives of dance history enabled him to collect an amazingly complete group of pictures illustrating all phases of the dance. There are more than 260 superb shots. The book is in four parts: Basic dance, in which the elemental nature of all dance is discussed simply and intimately; Dance for the Sake of Dance, a charming discussion of folk dancing and ballroom dance; Dance as a Spectacle, covering all the significant trends and styles that have swept through the history of ballet; and last, Dance as a Means of Communication, with an especially brilliant critical history of American dance from Isadora Duncan to Denishawn down to the contemporary concert scene, plus a chapter on African-American Dance. 160 pages including index. The binding is fine, black with a silver outline of the dancer on the jacket. There is foxing on the page tops. The jacket has a 1/2" triangular piece missing at the lower left; chipping and light wear at the corners and spine ends. Foxing on the vertical edges and tops of flaps, and scuffing on the back; jacket is in a protective cover. 8 1/2" x 11
Tudor Publishing Co.
New York, 1946, First Edition
Very Good in Good dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
Price: 14.72 USD
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