In this work, the history of these two genres of dance is covered in a brief but thorough manner. The author describes prominent dance schools and their contributions to the field. Included are several sections on dance in America. There are excerpts from primary sources and eight photo sections. (HF)
This book covers musical topics from A to Z; in a very concise form with bibliographical information for further reference. As there are no biographies of musicians included, this book is best used in conjunction with a comprehensive biographical source book.
Arnason and Prather’s approach focuses on analysis of the artists’ attitudes toward spatial organization. Commentary about and illustration of works are provided. The book covers a period from the 1800’s through the 1960s, beginning with a prehistory of modern painting and ending with post-modernism in architecture.