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Dance and American Art: A Long Embrace Hardcover – Jul 1 2012


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“By exploring the continual dialogue between art and dance, Udall not only probes dance’s own cultural meanings, she also casts new light on visual artists’ persistent reliance on dance to invent new forms, revitalize technique and style, and better understand the human body and movement.”—Andrea Harris, editor of Before, Between, and Beyond: Three Decades of Dance Writing



“Dance and American Art is a visual and intellectual delight: a lavishly illustrated and eloquently written overview that traces the longstanding fascination America’s artists have had with dance from the nation’s beginnings to the present day. From pictures of Shaker religious practices, minstrelsy, and folk dancing, to paintings, sculptures, and photographs of modern performance arts, this far-reaching study admirably positions dance in America’s visual landscape and simultaneously accounts for its meaning on social, cultural, and political terms. Highly recommended.”—Erika Doss, author of Twentieth-Century American Art
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About the Author

Sharyn R. Udall is an art historian, author, and independent curator who has written, taught and lectured widely on nineteenth- and twentieth-century American and European art. She is the author of six previous books, as well as the editor of many catalogs and scholarly articles. Her scholarly interests include women in the visual arts, American modernism, and the creative connections among visual artists, performing artists, and writers. She lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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