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  • Dancers

    By Philip Trager

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780821218945
    • Publisher: Bulfinch Press
    • Published: October 1992
    The architectural photographer captures both the high-energy performances of Mark Morris and the quiet unfolding of Kazuo Ohno's work. Each of the 81 tritone photographs has been taken in an outdoor setting, enablingthe dancers and photographer to explore their interaction in new ways. This large-format book includes essays from dance critic Joan Acocella and art historian David Freedburg and an afterword from Mark Morris. 159p.
  • Last Night on Earth

    By Bill T. Jones

    Our Price: $35.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • Publisher: Pantheon Books
    • Published: 1995
    (1995). Square 8vo. 1st edition. INSCRIBED by Jones. Slight bumping and rubbing to extremities of boards and spine. Gentle rippling to both pastedowns. Light rubbing and impressions to mildly edgeworn d.j. Faint dampstaining to lower edge of front panel verso. VG/VG.
  • Story/Time: The Life of an Idea (The Toni Morrison Lecture Series)

    By Bill T. Jones

    Our Price: $12.50
    • Format: Oversize Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780691162706
    • Publisher: Princeton University Press
    • Published: September 2014
    In this ceaselessly questioning book, acclaimed African American dancer, choreographer, and director Bill T. Jones reflects on his art and life as he describes the genesis of Story/Time, a recent dance work produced by his company and inspired by the modernist composer and performer John Cage. Presenting personally revealing stories, richly illustrated with striking color photographs of the work's original stage production, and featuring a beautiful, large-format design, the book is a work of art in itself.Like the dance work, Story/Time the book is filled with telling vignettes--about Jones's childhood as part of a large, poor, Southern family that migrated to upstate New York; about his struggles to find a place for himself in a white-dominated dance world; and about his encounters with notable artists and musicians. In particular, Jones examines his ambivalent attraction to avant-garde modernism, which he finds liberating but also limiting in its disregard for audience response. As he strives to make his work more personal and broadly engaging, especially to an elusive African American audience, Jones--who is still drawn to the avant-garde--wrestles with questions of how an artist can remain true to himself while still caring about the popular reception of his work. A provocative meditation on the demands and rewards of artistic creation, Story/Time is an inspiring and enlightening portrait of the life and work of one of the great artists of our time.

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