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Dance and Photography

Ewing, William A

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ISBN 10: 0805005919 / ISBN 13: 9780805005912
Published by Henry Holt, New York, 1987
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of first edition. Book is as new, with luminous full-page black-and-white plates. A small spot of sticker remnant on corner of front free endpage and on corner of one inside page. Price-clipped dust jacket has a tiny nick on front and a few surface scratches on rear. Folio. 240 pp. including index. In protective Mylar. Heavy--may require additional postage if shipped abroad. Bookseller Inventory # 78156

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Title: Dance and Photography

Publisher: Henry Holt, New York

Publication Date: 1987

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Edition: First edition

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Illustrates dance and dancers, from many countries and periods, from ballet to rock 'n' roll--wherever people waltz, tango, tap dance, stomp, jive, or kick up their heels

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These two books are similar in scope, but each is unique. Dance and Photography captures the history of dance photography from daguerreotype to the present. Focusing on the extraordinary pioneering use of photography to capture the "fugitive gesture," Ewing creates a rare compilation of works by a virtual who's who of photographersBrassai, Beaton, Man Ray, and over 100 others. Ranging from ballet to rock 'n' roll to tribal ritual, from dance immortals like Astaire and Duncan to anonymous participants, the more than 200 plates outline a series of photographic conceptsinvention, record & document, icon & idol, independent eye, collaboration, and tour-de-force. The volume leaves us wanting more. In contrast, Butoh transcends the usual dance book with its fascinating look at a performance art form that combines dance and theater through stark, at times grotesque, visual imagery. Created by avant-garde Japanese dancer Hijikata, butoh is a truly universal dance form at the same time intensely Japanese. Extensive interviews with the late Hijikata and his collaboratorsAshikawa, Ohno, Mishima, and othersare complemented by the highly emotional, thought-provoking, and ultimately shocking images. A unique experience of special interest to dance enthusiasts and photographers. Stephen Allan Patrick, East Tennessee State Univ. Lib., Johnson City
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