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By Anya Peterson Royce

ISBN-10: 0759102236

ISBN-13: 9780759102231

ISBN-10: 0759102244

ISBN-13: 9780759102248

Anya Peterson Royce turns the anthropological gaze at the appearing arts, looking for large commonalities in functionality, paintings, and artists throughout area, time, and tradition. She asks common questions as to the character of inventive interpretation, the variations among virtuosity and artistry, and the way artists interaction with viewers, aesthetics, and magnificence. To aid her case, she examines artists as varied as Fokine and the Ballets Russes, Tewa Indian dancers, seventeenth century commedia dell'arte, jap kabuki and butoh, Zapotec shamans, and the mime of Marcel Marceau, including her personal observations as a certified dancer within the classical ballet culture. Royce additionally issues to the new flow towards collaboration throughout inventive genres as proof of the universality of aesthetics. Her research results in a greater figuring out of inventive interpretation, artist-audience relationships, and the creative mind's eye as cross-cultural phenomena. Over 29 black and white photos and drawings illustrate the big variety of Royce's cross-cultural procedure. Her well-crafted quantity can be of significant curiosity to anthropologists, arts researchers, and scholars of cultural reports and appearing arts.

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