DANCE Carol M. Wallace Dance

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Dance

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9780847808199: Dance

Surveys the history of dance, examines the development of ball gowns and other dancing costumes, and discusses the depiction of dance in art

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Four digressively anecdotal but entertaining essays here examine dance and high society, but, in this companion volume to an exhibit at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the lavish illustrations are the real treatfrom color reproductions of works by Renoir and Whistler to Avedon's black-and-white photo of an evening slipper. Wallace, coauthor of The Preppy Handbook, illuminates "masquerade madness" in balls given by Louis XV, Queen Victoria and William K. Vanderbilt. Commonwealstet dance critic McDonagh details dance steps and rules from the Renaissance onward (one present-day schoolmaster is said to have cautioned boys that it was impolite to leave their partners until they "found another partner or got married"). Druesedow, associate curator of the Met's Costume Institute, discourses on sumptuous ball gowns. Libin, the Met's curator of musical instruments, and Old, a former dancer, look to art for clues about dancing in different periods and places.
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Published to coincide with an exhibition of dance costumes at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, this brings together four essays by different authors, each treating an aspect of social dancing. Covered are balls of Europe and America from the 18th century to the present; dance steps, from Renaissance Italy to contemporary America; clothing associated with balls; and dance as it has been depicted in the visual arts. Social mores are frequently reflected in dance etiquette, and this multifaceted work offers much to the student of social and cultural history as well as to historians of costume or the dance. Each essay is generously illustrated with well-chosen contemporary paintings, drawings, engravings, or photographs. Recommended. Marjorie Miller, Fashion Inst. of Technology Lib., New York
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