A History of Ballet and Dance
Hardback coffee table book discussing the history of ballet and dance in the western world. By Alexander Bland, published in 1976. First edition, 192 pages.
"Dance is universal and as old as society. Until very recently, its continuous history could be traced only through the works of artists who depicted it. Nowadays, photography, motion-picture film and new forms of dance notation provide a more reliable and comprehensive record. Nevertheless, the artists of the past serve us well. Alexander Bland has searched out a diverse collection of illustrations from many sources to illuminate this concise history of ballet and dance in the West."