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Degas and the Dance Hardcover – 11 Nov 2002

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  • Hardcover: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Harry N. Abrams, Inc.; 01 edition (11 Nov. 2002)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0810932822
  • ISBN-13: 978-0810932821
  • Product Dimensions: 25.4 x 2.9 x 30.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,121,288 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Jill DeVoynar is an independent curator and a former ballet dancer who continues to teach ballet. Richard Kendall, an art historian and independent curator, is a recognized authority on Degas and Impressionism. Both authors live in Nyack, NY.

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5.0 out of 5 stars A review of the BOOK.... 3 Jan. 2006
By J. Arnesen - Published on
Format: Hardcover
I see the other reviewer has reviewed AMAZON's delivery service and not the actual book... Which is a pity. Because the book is truly gorgeous and an amazing source of knowledge to those who's interested in Degas. It has an incredible amount of picture documentation, as well as tons of interesting written material. It shows in particular how Degas to some extent understood the world of ballet so well he was able to correct the petite ballet rats if they showed an imperfect technique...

It also displays much interesting info about the two old Parisian opera houses Rue Peletier (destroyed in a fire) and Palais Garnier (still existing and in use).

And last, but not least, it shows Degas's various motifs, techiques and ideas. I love this book most of all the arts book I have, and though sligthly expensive I found it to be worth every penny.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Much better than Cem Altinel's review suggests 5 Nov. 2007
By Kerry Smith - Published on
Format: Paperback
The copy I saw didn't show evidence of poor color separations, nothing that I could detect at any rate...I especially appreciated the degree of attention paid to Degas' drawings...some publishers seem to think that finished paintings are the only things worth reproducing in color. Next paycheck, I'm buying this one! I also thought that the reviewer's crack about a typically rough American approach was uncalled for (and I'm not an American). Ever hear, for example, of Yale University Press?
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended. 29 Feb. 2016
By LouHieb - Published on
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
Published in 2002 and now out of print this is an outstanding work on Degas' famous images of the dance. Highly recommended.
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1.0 out of 5 stars Dissapointment 17 Oct. 2007
By CEM ALTINEL - Published on
Format: Paperback Verified Purchase
This book has neither fulfilled my expectations on Degas nor provided his most distinguished paintings. The dance theme is not properly supported with the paintings. Additionally the quality of colour separations is very poor. I have also found the page designs unsatisfactory. A typical rough American approach to European Art.
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