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Degas and the Dance
Jill Devonyar
0810932822
Oct 2002
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 2-5-Degas created more than a thousand ballet pictures during his career. He spent hours behind the scenes at the Paris Opera and had dancers pose in his studio. Most of them were poor, working-class girls, hence the nickname "petits rats." He illustrated the hard work behind the finished product, showing ballerinas rehearsing, warming up, stretching, and even waiting before an exam. Just as the dancers practiced the same positions over and over again, so did Degas draw them repeatedly. Full-color reproductions of sketches and preparatory drawings are included as well as finished paintings in oil and pastel. Rubin's narrative focuses exclusively on the artist and the dance, with additional biographical material included at the end. Quotes from the painter and his friends enliven the text. The...


Degas
Robert Gordon
0810981076
September 1996
Hardcover
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Dancing with Degas
Julie Merberg
0811840476
July 2003
Board Book
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Book Description
This imaginative board book features beautiful paintings by a renowned artist paired with playful, rhyming text. Children can enter Edgar Degas's magical world of toe shoes, tutus and elegant ballerinas. Dancing with Degas is a fun introduction to art and an imaginative adventure all rolled into one!

Card catalog description
Provides a simple introduction to French artist Edgar Degas and his pastel paintings of ballerinas.

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Odd Man Out
Carol M. Armstrong
0226026957
Sept 1991
Hardcover
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Book Description
In Odd Man Out, Carol Armstrong offers an important study of Edgar Degas's work and reputation. Armstrong grapples with contradictory portrayals of Degas as odd man out within the modernist canon: he was a realist whom realists rejected; he was a storyteller in pictures who did not satisfy novelist-critics; he painted modern life yet was no modernist; he belonged to the impressionist group yet was no impressionist. She confronts these and other contradictions by analyzing the critical vocabularies used to describe Degas's work.

By reading several groups of the artist's images through the lens of a sequence of critical texts, Armstrong shows how our critical and popular expectations of Degas are overturned and subverted. Each of these groups of images is matched to different interpretive moves, each...


Edgar Degas: Paintings That Dance
Maryann Cocca-Leffler
0448425203
October 2001
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
With a clear, accessible format, the Smart About Art series kicks off with Edgar Degas: Paintings that Dance by Maryann Cocca-Leffler; Claude Monet: Sunshine and Waterlilies by True Kelley; and Vincent van Gogh: Sunflowers and Swirly Stars by Joan Holub. Each presents factual information about each artist in the style of a school report, interjecting the narrative with the voice of a child writer. In Degas, for instance, "author" Kristin pastes in a photograph of herself in fourth position (aping one of Degas's sketches of a ballet dancer); in Monet, the narrator compares two paintings of the same scene, one by Renoir and one by Monet. Full-color photos and reproductions of the paintings illustrate the text. Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information, Inc.

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Degas and the Business of Art
Marilyn Brown
0271009446
Jan 1994
Hardcover
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Degas and the Little Dancer
Laurence Anholt
0812065832
August 1996
Hardcover
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Book Description
Many years ago, Marie hoped to be a famous ballerina, but because her family had too little money for lessons she began modeling at the ballet school. The painter for whom she modeled was the artist, Edgar Degas. As Degas' figure of The Little Dancer took shape, Marie began to feel sympathy for the bad-tempered artist. When the sculpture was finished, thousands of art lovers came to see the statue, making Marie the most famous dancer of all. Here is an exquisite introduction to the life of a great nineteenth-century French artist, with beautiful impressionistic illustrations and reproductions of Degas' own work.


Degas Landscapes
Richard Kendall
0300058373
Jan 1994
Hardcover
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From Library Journal
Degas was considered to be the dominant figurative painter among the French Impressionists. British art historian Kendall presents a highly focused study that details the artist's more than 40 years as a landscapist. Published in conjunction with an exhibition that opened at New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art and travels this spring to Houston's Museum of Fine Arts, this amply illustrated volume brings together for the first time less familiar Degas works, including previously unpublished images. Beginning with Degas's travels in Italy in the 1850s, Kendall discusses the artist's early Italian landscape studies, equestrian scenes, and pastel seascapes and concludes with a series from the French resort town of Saint-Valery-sur-Somme. There is a fascinating analysis of the only individual exhibition Degas himself...


Degas and the Little Dancer
Richard Kendall
0300074972
Jan 1998
Hardcover
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Book Description
This beautiful book is the first full-length study of Degas`s Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, one of the most famous and beloved of all nineteenth-century sculptures. The book surveys the history, character, and significance of the sculpture, as well as its social context and the mixed reactions to it over the years.


Edgar Degas: Waiting
Richard Thomson
0892362855
May 1995
Paperback
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Book Description
Degas's pastel Waiting (L'Attente) is an extraordinary object in its craftsmanship and color, as well as in the emotional pull it exerts upon the viewer. But in addition to these, which we expect from a great work of art, Waiting also has an aura of ambiguity and even mystery. This study
look at both its aesthetic qualities and the deeper questions that it arouses. Part of the Getty Museum Studies on Art series, the book offers a detailed discussion of Degas's pastel as well as an analysis of the broader context in which the work was created.


Edgar Degas, Photographer
Malcolm Daniel
0300085931
Jan 1994
Hardcover
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Marie, Dancing
Carolyn Meyer
0152051163
October 2005
Hardcover
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From School Library Journal
Grade 6-8–This is a fictionalized account of the inspiration for Degas's famous statue, The Little Dancer. Young Marie van Goethem and her two sisters are students at the Paris Opera Ballet. Their mother envisions this as their only hope to get out of their destitute life. The oldest sister, Antoinette, is soon being wined and dined by wealthy men who often pursue the young dancers. Marie, the responsible one, is trying to deal with her mother's alcoholism and care for her younger sister, Charlotte. When Degas chooses Marie to pose for his sculpture both in the nude and costumed, the extra money is only a temporary solution. Eventually Antoinette and Marie are dismissed from the Paris Opera for failing to adhere to the strict rules. Charlotte continues and, with Marie's support, succeeds. Marie finds...


The Private Collection of Edgar Degas
Ann Dumas
0300086563
Jan 1997
Hardcover
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Book Review
When Edgar Degas died in 1917, his heirs found crate after crate gathering dust in the rented rooms inhabited by the isolated old artist. The opened containers revealed one of the greatest personal art collections of all time: There were paintings, drawings, and prints by El Greco, Ingres, Delacroix, Daumier, Cassatt, Manet, van Gogh, Cézanne, and Degas himself, including the famous Bellelli Family, a work from his youth that Degas could never bear to part with. When his heirs auctioned off the collection in 1918, governments granted national museums special funds to make purchases, even though it was the height of World War I and money was tight. The museums, it turned out, were also aided by the war--on the day of the sale, cannon fire sent most bidders running for cover. The ones who remained got ...


Degas: The Man and His Art
Henri Loyrette
0810928973
March 1993
Paperback
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Language Notes
Text: English (translation)
Original Language: French


Edgar Degas, Photographer
Malcolm R. Daniel
0870998838
October 1998
Hardcover
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The Private Collection of Edgar Degas
Colta Feller Ives
0300086571
Jan 1997
Hardcover
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Degas
Jean Sutherland Boggs
0810963248
September 1996
Hardcover
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Midwest Book Review
Portraits of Degas' early career and details on his works use the Art Institute's extensive Degas holdings to provide visual embellishment. Expect a title light on discussion and heavy on visual images, with Boggs tracing patterns of experimentation and innovation which were key Degas contributions.

Book Description
Another title from The Crown Art Library, the most useful monographs available on a wide range of significant artists. Each volume is written by an internationally recognized authority and is generously illustrated with full-color reproductions of the artist's paintings and two-color reproductions of sketches and line drawings. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.

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Edgar Degas
Jennifer R. Gross
0300100043
Feb 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
Through his representation of modern subjects such as ballet dancers and race horses, his constant questioning of traditional artistic practices, and his vital engagement with Parisian society, Edgar Degas (1834–1917) helped to define the beginnings of modernism in visual culture at the end of the nineteenth century. This engaging book yields new scholarship on works by Degas in the collection of the Yale University Art Gallery and provides in-depth discussion of works of art in every medium explored by this innovative artist. Extended entries by distinguished scholars including Richard Kendall and Edgar Munhall provide a complete review of the artist’s working methods. The book also introduces several important pieces by Degas that have rarely been available for view by the public, including a notable wax...


Edgar Degas
Jayne Woodhouse
1588106020
April 2002
Hardcover
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Card catalog description
A biography of the nineteenth-century artist, known as one of the French Impressionists.

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