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Passion & Line: Photographs of Dancers Hardcover – November 1, 1997


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 218 pages
  • Publisher: Graphis Inc; illustrated edition edition (November 1, 1997)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1888001372
  • ISBN-13: 978-1888001372
  • Product Dimensions: 1.2 x 11.2 x 13.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,222,387 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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From Library Journal

This is not a souvenir book with pretty pictures of swans in tutus and princes in tights; rather, it is a virtual gallery of kinetic sculpture. Members of our leading dance companies, including the San Francisco Ballet, American Ballet Theater, New York City Ballet, Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, Paul Taylor Dance Company, and others worked with the photographer to capture the very essence of the art of dance. Schatz, whose previous titles range from Water Dance (Graphis, 1995) to Homeless: Portraits of Americans in Hard Times (Chronicle, 1993), explains that the "images in this book are not dance photographs; they are photographs of dancers who performed for an exact moment?for the camera alone.... We collaborated to create the `performances' that resulted in the photographs." An exquisite collection of stunning images well suited for photography, dance, and performing arts collections.?Carolyn M. Mulac, Chicago P.L.
Copyright 1998 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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Anyone who loves dance, black & white photography or erotica will love this book!
CurvynThick
Howard Schatz book of dancers photographed in the studio is a high energy look at their subtle grace.
rriggins@mail.bcpl.lib.md.us
I like the book an awful lot very glad i was able to find it as it is out of print.
Judith Ann Sims

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By SandyWells on March 20, 2003
Format: Hardcover
Any serious artist should have this text on their shelf. The simple anantomy of the human body is not enough as found in other similar texts, but this text offers not only dancers in motion but still poised with lighting that shows the muscles we completely miss in full light. The silver gelatin prints darken the skin enough to show each nuance. A must have.
It's art for artists.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By bentmax on September 19, 1999
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Passion and Line is one of my very favorite books and I have thousands of books. It inspires me. It motivates me. It is the zenith of what the human body can be. I get chills each time I view this thrilling book. The hard work, the incredible discipline of the dancers is exquisitly captured by Howard Schultz. Bravo to the Artist Schultz and bravo to his subject dancers.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 31, 1998
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This book is a wonderful rareity; a collection of breathtaking photographs that doens't sink to the level of objectification or predictability. The work is a celebration! The pictures are full of life and vitality, and it's obvious that Mr. Schatz has a profound respect for the dancers. He brings out the beauty of each of his models in a unique and interesting way. I will definately look for more his work!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 9, 1998
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Five stars! As an artist, Howard Schatz breaks new ground in representing the human form. His dancers are shown in some of the best photographs I've ever seen. An artist myself, I love his use of composition, subject matter, black & white film, and paused action. Absolutely wonderful.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Timothy Anderson on August 23, 1998
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This book was everything that I've been looking for in a photographic study. Not only are the images beautiful, but the layout is artistic. The reproductions are top-notch on oversized, heavy paper. A treasure.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By wiredweird HALL OF FAMETOP 1000 REVIEWER on July 9, 2009
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Dance, as I see it, is sculpture molded from human substance. People are made of muscle, muscle is made to move, so dancers represent one vision of humankind as it's meant to be.

These amazing athletes show why dancers fascinate visual artists. They project power, sensuality, and so much more, and Schatz captures them beautifully. The first quarter of the book devotes itself to female figures, elegant, lithe, and limber beyond belief. Next, the male figures appear, similar in their strength, but wonderfully different in how their bodies express that strength. Couples come next, in pas de deux, followed by groups to a half-dozen or more.

Schatz depicts dark-skinned models as often as lighter ones, and male figures as often as female. That cuts a cross-section through humanity much wider than many photo collections'. These models are all twenty-somethings in the peak of physical condition, so many shapes and ages don't appear here. That's fine, though. Schatz shows these amazing figures at their very finest.

-- wiredweird
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By NMHP on November 19, 2002
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...The embodiment of perfect human physical condition captured in a way that could not be imagined. OUTSTANDING!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 7, 1998
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Had I not seen Waterdance first, this book would have been a number 1 for photography of dancers. I'm a fan of the human body, and this book shows it beautifully. While excellent, it leaves me wishing for that something more, that something that exists in Waterdance. I'm thrilled to see that Schatz has continued the water photography in Pool of Light - can't wait for it to be delivered. - Sam Hunter
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