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Title Degas : dance, politics and society / edited by Adriano Pedrosa, Fernando Oliva ; texts by Adriano Pedrosa [and ten others].

Publication Info. São Paulo, Brazil : Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand ; New York, NY : DelMonico Books/D.A.P., 2021.


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 GDL Brand Library Non-Fiction    709.2 Degas,E DEG    Available
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Description 343 pages : illustrations ; 29 x 22 cm
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Note Published in conjunction with an exhibition held at the Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, São Paulo, Brazil, December 4, 2020-August 1, 2021.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page 335).
Contents Degas and Borges at MASP / Adriano Pedrosa and Heitor Martins -- Degas : dance, politics and society / Adriano Pedrosa and Fernando Oliva -- Essay on a sculpture / Sofia Borges -- Degas's alleged misogyny : the resilience of a cultural myth / Norma Broude -- Degas and gender relations at the Opéra de Paris / Leïla Jarbouai -- "Little dancer aged fourteen" : from mannequin to bibelot / Ana Magalhães -- "Elles me détestent" : Degas and women, Blacks, and Jews / Fernando Oliva -- Degas's images of working women : modernity in motion / Susan Tenneriello -- Degas : digging the dirt / Anthea Callen -- Looping and weaving time / Leslie Dick -- Through the painter's lens : photography and Degas's dancers / Raisa Rexer -- From one Degas to the other : Mademoiselle Malot, dancer at the Opéra / Isolde Pludermacher.
Summary This substantial new monograph on the work of Edgar Degas (1834-1917), one of the most significant artists of the 19th and 20th centuries. With underlying discussions related to "dance, politics and society," it pays special attention to issues of gender, identity, labor, race and the representation of women. Degas worked in various mediums, and, at the end of his life, left around 6,000 works, including 2,000 related to the world of dance and ballet. The contradictions and ambiguities of his art, especially the way he straddles both tradition and modernity, reaffirm both his uniqueness and significance in the history of Western art. Degas: Dance, Politics and Society includes ten essays, never before published, by experts around the world, and also features a visual essay of black-and-white photographs of the bronze sculptures, including Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, by the Brazilian artist Sofia Borges. Through her camera, Borges reinterprets and conceives new images of Degas' most cherished and classic sculptures.
Subject Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917 -- Exhibitions.
Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917 -- Themes, motives -- Exhibitions.
Borges, Sofia, 1984- -- Exhibitions.
Ballet dancers in art -- Exhibitions.
Ballet dancers -- France -- Social conditions -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
Art and society -- France -- History -- 19th century -- Exhibitions.
Photography of sculpture -- Exhibitions.
Added Author Degas, Edgar, 1834-1917, artist.
Pedrosa, Adriano, editor.
Oliva, Fernando, editor.
Borges, Sofia, 1984- photographer.
Museu de Arte de São Paulo Assis Chateaubriand, host institution.
ISBN 9781636810041 hardcover
1636810047 hardcover

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