International Encyclopedia of Dance

ISBN 13: 9780195187632

International Encyclopedia of Dance

 
9780195187632: International Encyclopedia of Dance

Since its 1998 publication, the International Encyclopedia of Dance has been the definitive source on this expressive art form, documenting all types of dance around the world and throughout history. Now available in an affordable, attractive paperback edition, this indispensable reference makes a stunning addition to the small library.

In six volumes, the Encyclopedia offers authoritative coverage of the full spectrum of dance, including theatrical, ritual dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance. Extensive historical and cultural overviews of many nations appear along with articles on specific dance forms, music and costumes, performances, biographies of dancers and choreographers, and much more. The set features nearly 2,000 alphabetically arranged articles, an exhaustive index, full cross-references, and more than 2,300 illustrations.

Amazing in its scope and dazzling in its diversity, the Encyclopedia is like no other reference work on dance. Accessibly written and arranged for use by a wide audience, it is essential for academic and public libraries, and every arts and humanities aficionado.

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By far the most ambitious reference work in the history of dance publishing... a monument of scholarship... an indispensable foundation for any serious dance library. (Toronto Star)

For size, scope, and quality of scholarship, there simply isn't anything comparable to theInternational Encyclopedia of Dance... A distinguished editorial board, headed by Selma Jeanne Cohen, and hundreds of experts in dance, anthropology, art, music, folklore, philosophy and other fields have produced a singular work. From Abraxas to the Zurich Ballet... Mark Morris to morris dancing... a remarkable variety of dances, dancers and dance topics are represented... There has never been a dance reference work with such a wide ranging outlook presented in such a carefully planned and executed format... indispensable. (RBB/Booklist)

Choreographers, balletomanes, dance historians, Fred Astaire fanatics (all will covet this encyclopedia for its handy assessment of great works and global dance styles... [a] dazzling debut performance.)

[T]his set takes a place among the great subject encyclopedias as the first work to consult for authoritative information on a discipline. (Choice)

Provides unparalleled access to information on dance and dancers. (Library Journal Best Reference)

Originally published in 1998, this award-winning set was named an LJ Best Reference title as well as an ALA/RUSA Outstanding Reference Source. Now available in paperback, it covers the same ground, with no additional features or coverage but for less than a third the cost.... The six volumes are attractively slipcased and designed to stand up to heavy use despite the binding. Every type of dance is covered (e.g., social, folk, theatrical) as well as every country and historical period. (Library Journal)

Likely to be the standard reference source for years to come. (Booklist Editors)

The importance of the dance encyclopedia is immeasurable . . .There is now a new standard of accuracy and intellectual rigor that adds permanence to the achievement of this evanescent art form . . . the most ambitious and comprehensive dance encyclopedia ever attempted . . . a brilliant success. (Los Angeles Times Book Review "A great achievement...an encyclopedia that immediately established itself as indispensable...The IED is now by far the most comprehensive and rigorous dance reference source available)

Choreographers, balletomanes, dance historians, Fred Astaire fanatics (all will covet this encyclopedia for its hand assessment of great works and global dance styles . . . [a] dazzling debut performance.)

For size, scope, and quality of scholarship, there simply isn't anything comparable to theInternational Encyclopedia of Dance . . . A distinguished editorial board, headed by relma Jeanne Cohen, and hundresd of experts in dance, anthropology, art, music, folklore, philosophy and other fields have produced a singular work. From Abraxas to the Zurich Balledt . . . Mark Morris to morris dancing . . . a remarkable variety of dances, dancers and dancetopics are represented . . . There has never been a dance reference work with such a wide ranging outlook presented in such a carefully planned and executed format . . . indispensable. (RBB/Booklist)

A remarkable collection . . . not only the scholar but the amateur can drink in it. (Washington Post)

The new Internation Encyclopedia of Dance is already an essential part of my dance collection. A truly wonderful work. (John Neumeier, artistic director, Hamburg Ballet)

By far the most ambitious reference work in the history of dance publishing . . . a monument of scholarship . . . an indispensable foundation for any serious dance library. (Toronto Star)

Articles represent thorough scholarship, yet are , , , easy to read and understand. A quick browse provides an irresistible enticement to further explore the world of dance . . . (Christian Science Monitor)

. . . this is an encyclopedia to be kept and treasured for ever. (Dawn)

. . . a browser's delight . . . it will not fail to set searchers on the right path for further information. (he Economist)

. . .a must for every major library in the English-speaking world. (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel)

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