Dance and photography
Dance and photography By William A. Ewing
Good Condition: (COLLECTIBLE. FIRST AMERICAN EDITION (AS STATED). FIRST PRINTING (FULL NUMBER LINE). Price Clipped. Inscription to former owner on front inside end paper. Clean and unmarked text pages. Dust jacket is in Good Condition with some indentations and some edge wear on back.)
"Over two hundred superbly reproduced duotone plates reveal dance in all its aspects - from many countries and periods, from classical ballet to the cancan, from rock 'n' roll to the lindy hop - photographed wherever people waltz, tango, tap dance, stomp, jive or simply kick up their heels for joy. The great dancers are here - Nijinsky, Lifar and Fred Astaire; Pavlova, Fonteyn and Isadora Duncan among numerous other immortals; but so to are the anonymous stompers, captured in a Parisian nightclub or at New York City's Roxy; in a street cafe in Amsterdam or simply dancing alone by the sea."
From Library Journal
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
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.
- Hardcover:240 pages
- Publisher: Holt; 1st American ed edition (1987)
- Package Dimensions: 1 x 10.6 x 1.1 inches
- Shipping Weight:9 pounds