A Dance Through Time (Paperback)
Images of Western Social Dancing from the Middle Ages to Modern Times
Bodleian Library, 9781851242993, 121pp.
Publication Date: September 1, 2012
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Praise For A Dance Through Time: Images of Western Social Dancing from the Middle Ages to Modern Times…
“A visual feast for lovers of dance.”
“Jeremy Barlow takes well-chosen examples of dance illustrations—in which the Bodleian library is particularly rich—to trace enduring human, social, and cultural themes, providing fascinating insights into the history of dance in the process.”
-Richard Ralph, editor of Dance Research
"Images of dance are potent sources of information, but only if interpreted judiciously. In this book, not only does Jeremy Barlow elucidate the selected pictures from his deep knowledge of both art and dance, but he also offers the reader rich insights into dance across time."—Anne Daye, TrinityLaban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
-Anne Daye, TrinityLaban Trinity Laban Conservatoire of Music and Dance
A Dance Through Time by Jeremy Barlow is a volume of commentary on a lavish collection of dance illustrations from the thirteenth to the twenty-first centuries. Barlow’s ability to point up and interpret details in many images in the book is both impressive and enlightening. This is a well-produced, thoroughly researched volume which will be of interest to those concerned with the deeper meaning and mores of Western social dance through eight centuries."