The Art of Grace

The Art of Grace

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Grace has long been taught as essential to civilized living. The Three Graces—goddesses of charm, beauty, and creativity—exemplify ease and harmony with one another and the world around them. But what has happened to this simple, marvelous concept of being at ease in the world?With warmth, humor, and an ever-perceptive eye, Sarah L. Kaufman sifts the graceful from the graceless, celebrating heart-catching moments of physical elegance in sports, movies, dance, fashion, and music; rare sightings of celebrity grace; the secrets of gracious hosts; and grace found unexpectedly, in the kitchen of a high-end restaurant and among strippers in a basement bar. Kaufman’s thought-provoking reflections on these physical and social acts of grace offer hope for even the clumsiest, most awkward among us.Guided by the muse of Cary Grant (with further inspiration from Smokey Robinson, Roger Federer, Nelson Mandela, Margot Fonteyn, Amy Purdy, Beyoncé, and others), Kaufman illuminates the importance of grace in the small moments of everyday life. In The Art of Grace, she inspires us to walk taller, spend time on unnecessary kindnesses, and celebrate the grace notes in our lives and those of others.
A Pulitzer Prize–winning dance critic teaches us to appreciate—and enact—grace in every dimension, from the physical to the emotional.

Baker & Taylor
A culture writer and dance critic describes how to see elegance and grace in the everyday, finding examples in the most unlikely of places, from the bustling kitchen of a high-end restaurant to strippers in a basement go-go bar.

Baker
& Taylor

A Pulitzer Prize-winning culture writer and dance critic describes how to see elegance and grace in the everyday, finding examples in the most unlikely of places, from the bustling kitchen of a high-end restaurant to strippers in a basement go-go bar.

Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Company, [2016]
Edition: First Edition
Copyright Date: ©2016
ISBN: 9780393243956
0393243958
Branch Call Number: 111.85 KAUFMAN
Characteristics: xxvi, 310 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

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Dec 07, 2017

The author describes what grace is but doesn't offer advice on how to achieve it, such as how to deal with difficult situations.

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