International Encyclopedia of Dance

International Encyclopedia of Dance : 6 volumes: print and e-reference editions available

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Since its 1998 publication, the International Encyclopedia of Dance has been the definitive source on this expressive art form, documenting all types of dance around the world and throughout history. Now available in an affordable, attractive paperback edition, this indispensable reference makes a stunning addition to the small library. It is now also available as an e-reference text from Oxford's Digital Reference Shelf. In six volumes, the Encyclopedia offers authoritative coverage of the full spectrum of dance, including theatrical, ritual dance-drama, folk, traditional, ethnic, and social dance. Extensive historical and cultural overviews of many nations appear along with articles on specific dance forms, music and costumes, performances, biographies of dancers and choreographers, and much more. The set features nearly 2,000 alphabetically arranged articles, an exhaustive index, full cross-references, and more than 2,300 illustrations. Amazing in its scope and dazzling in its diversity, the Encyclopedia is like no other reference work on dance. Accessibly written and arranged for use by a wide audience, it is essential for academic and public libraries, and every arts and humanities aficionado.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 4048 pages
  • 356 x 502 x 214mm | 10,439.84g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised ed.
  • numerous halftones and line drawings
  • 0195173694
  • 9780195173697

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This set takes a place among the great subject encyclopedias as the first work to consult for authoritative information on a discipline. * Choice * Choreographers, balletomanes, dance historians, Fred Astaire fanatics - all will covet this encyclopedia ... dazzling. * Wall Street Journal *show more