Lot 191 of 446:
Genthe's The Book of the Dance, 1916  

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Lot closed - Sold For (Includes Buyers Premium):$120
Estimate:
$200 - $300

Title:
The Book of the Dance

Author:
Genthe, Arnold

Place:
New York

Publisher:
Mitchell Kennerley

Date:
[1916]

Description:

With over 100 half-tones from photographs by Arnold Genthe in b&w and 6 in color illustrating all schools of the Dance. 26.3x18 cm (10¼x7"), original green cloth lettered in gilt with a gilt cover vignette of a dancer. First Edition.  

Includes images of Isadora Duncan, Anna Pavlova, Ruth St. Denis, and other notable dancers of the period. In his Foreward, Genthe states "When I decided to publish in book form the pictures of the dance which I made during the last few years, my object was not to make a book of personalities. I merely wanted to show some of the phases of modern dance tendencies that could be recorded in a pictorially interesting manner.  This, therefore, is meant to be just a picture book, permanently recording something of the fugitive charm of rhythmic motion, significant gesture and brilliant color which the dance has once more brought into our lives. 


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Spine darkened slightly, some soiling to cloth; front hinge cracked, a few stains within; images very good or better; overall very good.


 
Item number:
312822
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