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Apollo's Angels

By Homans, Jennifer




Jennifer Homans was a professional dancer trained at the North Carolina School of the Arts, American Ballet Theatre, and The School of American Ballet. She performed with the Chicago Lyric Opera Ballet, the San Francisco Ballet, and Pacific Northwest Ballet. Currently the dance critic for The New Republic, she has written for The New York Times, the International Herald Tribune, The New York Review of Books, and The Australian. She earned her B.A. at Columbia University and her Ph.D. in modern European history at New York University, where she is a Distinguished Scholar in Residence.


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Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet

Jennifer Homans

2010-01-09. New. Ships with Tracking Number! INTERNATIONAL WORLDWIDE Shipping available. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service!

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APOLLO'S ANGELS: A HISTORY OF BALLET

Homans, Jennifer (Author); Balanchine, George; Stravinsky, Igor & Other Subjects

New York City, NY: Random House, 2010. First Edition. First Printing.. Hardcover. Fine/Fine Dust Jacket.. New York City, NY: Random House, 2010. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. First Edition/First Printing. 645 pages. Book-length account on subject. One of the best books on ballet ever written in our time. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with all other subsequent editions. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only that sold out shortly after publication. The First Edition is now rare. Presents Jennifer Homans' "Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet". Her deeply moving history of ballet. For Homans, ballet is a metaphor for art itself. Ballet is not dance. Anyone can dance, which is about life's vitality. Ballet demands the exact, mediated opposite: Precision, rigor, purity. In a word, art. Ballet - art - is about transcendence: The high leap we identify with ballet is transcendence itself, about a higher and exalted state of being that we often call grace. "Grace" is now undervalued and rarely invoked in both demotic and hieratic discourse. There is no grace, and a lot of vulgarity, for example, in contemporary culture as well as Ivory Tower academe. Like all great histories, "Apollo's Angels" makes a larger point: A culture that does not have a notion of transcendence is an inferior one, and will not have an enduring legacy. Often described as "Dionysian", "Le Sacre du Printemps" ("The Rite of Spring"), the sublime Nijinsky/Stravinsky collaboration that radically changed the course of ballet, is instead "Apollonian", the re-presentation of primitive trance-ritual through ballet's highly formalized movements, steps, and gestures. The virgin sacrifice in "Le Sacre du Printemps" is the primal version of the sacrifice in "Swan Lake" (and countless other ballets) that the prima ballerina-heroine makes. An absolute "must-have" title for Jennifer Homans and ballet aficionado/collectors. <b><i> This title is a great book. This is one of few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. Please note: Copies available online have serious flaws, are subsequent printings, or are remainder-marked. This is surely an accessible and lovely alternative. A rare copy thus. </b></i> Selected as one of the Ten Best Books of 2010 by The New York Times. One of the most brilliant American critic/writers of our time. A fine collectible copy. . ISBN 1400060605.

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Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet

Homans, Jennifer

Random House, 2010-11-02. 1st. Hardcover. Fine/Fine. Unmarked clean hardcover, crisp unclipped jacket in mylar. Tight and square, sharp corners. NY: Random House, 2010. Stated First Edition with full number line, 1st printing (including a '1', unusual for this publisher and scarce for this title since the first printing sold out quickly). xxv, 643 pages; 32 pp. of b&w plates, 8 pp. of color plates. Notes, bibliography, index. - A comprehensive cultural history of the artform, named by the NY Times as one of the 10 Best Books of 2010. - - Wrapped, boxed and promptly shipped with tracking provided.

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Jennifer Homans

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Jennifer Homans

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Jennifer Homans

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APOLLOS ANGELS

HOMANS JENNIFER

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Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet

Homans, Jennifer

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Homans, Jennifer

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Apollo's Angels: A History of Ballet

Homans, Jennifer (Signed)

Random House. Near Fine in Very Good- dust jacket. 2010. Hardcover,illus; Fourth Printing. 1400060605 . Book square and tight with pencil underlining 1st 57 pages. DJ with repaired tear at spine head, bumped corners and edge crimping, else OK, bright. DJ not price clipped ($35) ; Inscribed "for Pat, ......" and signed by author at half title page. ; 643 pages; Ships in a box, USA; Signed by Author .

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Jennifer Homans

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Homans, Jennifer

Granta Publications, London, 2010. First Edition. Hardcover. Near Fine Condition/Near Fine. First impression. Size: Octavo (standard book size). 643 pages. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. No foxing in this copy. Dust Jacket is in very good condition, without tears or chips or other damage. All edges clean, neat and free of foxing. This book is available and ready to be shipped.. 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. Lavishly illustrated and beautifully told, Apollo's Angels--the first cultural history of ballet ever written--is a groundbreaking work. From ballet's origins in the Renaissance and the codification of its basic steps and positions under France's Louis XIV (himself an avid dancer), the art form wound its way through the courts of Europe, from Paris and Milan to Vienna and St. Petersburg. In the twentieth century, émigré dancers taught their art to a generation in the United States and in Western Europe, setting off a new and radical transformation of dance. Jennifer Homans, a historian, critic, and former professional ballerina, wields a knowledge of dance born of dedicated practice. Her admiration and love for the ballet, as Entertainment Weekly notes, brings "a dancer's grace and sure-footed agility to the page." Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: Dance; United States; Theatre & Plays. ISBN: . ISBN/EAN: 9781862079502. Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 6792. . 9781862079502 This book weighs over one kilogram, and may involve extra shipping charges if posted to some countries..

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New York, NY: Random House, 2010. First edition. . Hard cover. Fine in very good dust jacket. Signed by previous owner. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 643 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white, Illustrations, color, Halftones, black & white, Halftones, color. Audience: General/trade. Gift inscription by previous owner.

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