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Apollo's Angels

By: Homans, Jennifer

Price: $9.00

Publisher: RANDOM HOUSE INC: 7/7/2014

Seller ID: 9780812968743

ISBN: 0812968743

Condition: USED


NATIONAL BESTSELLER 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, emigre ... View more info