Following is information (or more information) about several books I’ve enjoyed being involved with since I retired—writing, co-writing, or helping to edit and publish—from most recent to oldest:
Two Thoughts with But a Single Mind;
A Summer in the Kingdom of Greece, 1962
•The Dancing Goddesses: Folklore, Archaeology, and the Origins of European Dance, by E.W. Barber. (W.W. Norton, New York; 2013; 429 pp.; heavily illustrated.)
Full of fairytales! Read the Table of contents.
Your bookstore can order The Dancing Goddesses for you, or you can find it online.
•Resplendent Dress from Southeastern Europe: A History in Layers, by E.W. Barber and Barbara Belle Sloan. (Fowler Museum Textile Series #11, Los Angeles; 2013; 275 pp.; heavily illustrated in color and including essays by the late Charlotte Jirousek, Joyce Corbett, and Elsie Ivancich Dunin. Available through Fowler Museum of Cultural History UCLA.) Catalog of large exhibit (in 2013) of “folk costumes,” with analysis of their development over many millennia.
The catalogue is available, used, through most online booksellers.
•Playing Cards of the Apaches: A Study in Cultural Adaptation, by Virginia Wayland, Harold Wayland, and Alan Ferg. (Screenfold Press, 2006; 320 pp.; 170 color photos, 30 historical photos, numerous line drawings, detailed index.) Nothing to do with dance, but a remarkable study of culture that I grew up with.
Screenfold Press has closed its doors, and the book is difficult to find. We’ve noticed it on ebay recently.