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Apollo's Angels

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This is a history of ballet by a dancer turned historian and critic. It begins in the courts of Europe, where ballet was a form of aristocratic etiquette and a political event as much as it was an art.
For more than four hundred years, the art of ballet has stood at the center of Western civilization. Its traditions serve as a record of our past. A ballerina dancing The Sleeping Beauty today is a link in a long chain of dancers stretching back to sixteenth-century Italy and France: Her graceful movements recall a lost world of courts, kings, and aristocracy, but her steps and gestures are also marked by the dramatic changes in dance and culture that followed. Ballet has been shaped by the Renaissance and Classicism, the Enlightenment and Romanticism, Bolshevism, Modernism, and the Cold War. Apollos Angels is a groundbreaking work - the first cultural history of ballet ever written, lavishly illustrated and beautifully told.

Item details

Author(s):
Homans, Jennifer
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1847082564
ISBN-13:
9781847082565
Number of pages:
639
Publisher:
Granta

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This is a history of ballet by a dancer turned historian and critic. It begins in the courts of Europe, where ballet was a form of aristocratic etiquette and a political event as much as it was an art.
For more than four hundred years, the art of ballet has stood at the center of Western civilization. Its traditions serve as a record of our past. A ballerina dancing The Sleeping Beauty today is a link in a long chain of dancers stretching back to sixteenth-century Italy and France: Her graceful movements recall a lost world of courts, kings, and aristocracy, but her steps and gestures are also marked by the dramatic changes in dance and culture that followed. Ballet has been shaped by the Renaissance and Classicism, the Enlightenment and Romanticism, Bolshevism, Modernism, and the Cold War. Apollos Angels is a groundbreaking work - the first cultural history of ballet ever written, lavishly illustrated and beautifully told.

Author(s):
Homans, Jennifer
Condition:
Used: very good
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
1847082564
ISBN-13:
9781847082565
Number of pages:
639
Publisher:
Granta

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