Hardcover. NY, Harcourt, 1st, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. B&w photos, 185 pages. Twenty years after his death, George Balanchine still dominates the world of ballet. Not only have his works been danced by the New York City Ballet continuously since 1948, but they also have been performed by more than two dozen other companies throughout the world. In clear and elegant writing, Terry Teachout brings to life the dramatic story of George Balanchine, a Russian emigre who fell in love with American culture, married four times and kept a mistress on the side, and transformed the art of ballet forever. Clean copy.
Hardcover. New York, Hyperion, 1st, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a very good, unclipped dust jacket. Non-paginated. SIGNED BY ANDREA DAVIS PINKNEY AND BRIAN PINKNEY ON TITLE PAGE. Full color illustrations. Clean, bright copy.
Hardcover. New York, Scribners, 1st, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover. Non-paginated. Etchings by Barbara Garrison. Not Ex-library. A bright, clean copy. Boris the bear receives dancing lessons from his friend Max, a dancing bear with the Moscow Circus.
Hardcover. New York, Playbill/ Applause Thetre& Cinama Books, 1st, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 357 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Clean, tight copy. Minor wear to dust jacket. Minor rubbing to top spine. Light soil on rear. This is the ultimate backstage tour of Broadway! AT THIS THEATRE tells the complete history of Broadway in the 20th century, theatre by theatre. This gorgeous book is now updated, revised and with a larger format, covering 1900 to 2001. PLAYBILL's columnist, Louis Botto, along with Robert Viagas, opens the doors and lets readers explore the 40 active Broadway theatres in New York. From the conception and design of the buildings, to their original creators, and on to the theatres' transformation, often under duress, from legitimate houses to vaudeville and Burlesque, to movie houses and then back to their original purpose, this book captures the magical world of Broadway. It is a complete and authoritative history that only Botto, the curator of PLAYBILL's incomparable 116-year-old archives, can tell.
Hardcover. New York, Greystone Press, 1st, 1941, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 64 pages, 56 b&w illustrations by Gard. Introduction by Walter Terry. Collection of 56 full page caricatures of prominent ballet figures including dancers, choreographers, composers and producers. Illustrated boards with faded color, light soil. Interior clean, with bright plates.
Hardcover. NY, Abrams, 1st U.S., 1990, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 303 pages. With 264 illustrations, 145 in color. Oversized. Silver cloth cover, very little wear. Dust jacket has minor wear to corners and edges. White cardboard slipcase. Inside is bright and clean. A beautiful copy. Lavish look at Swedish Ballet, 1920-25, with ballet-by-ballet analysis.Glossary of names, list of illustrations, numerous b/w and color illustrations, b/w decorated endpapers; gray boards/silver decoration.
Hardcover. New York, Ginee Seo Books/Antheneum Books for Young Readers, 1st, 2007, Book: Fine, Dust Jacket: Fine, SIGNED BY BARYSHNIKOV AND RADUNSKY ON TITLE PAGE. Glossy dust jacket and covers completely illustrated in color, beautiful full page color illustrations by Vladimir Radunsky. No wear to book or dust jacket; a gorgeous children's book in excellent condition.
Hardcover. New York, Ginee Seo Books/Antheneum Books for Young Readers, 1st, 2007, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, SIGNED BY BARYSHNIKOV AND RADUNSKY ON TITLE PAGE. Glossy dust jacket and covers completely illustrated in color, beautiful full page color illustrations by Vladimir Radunsky. No wear to book or dust jacket; a gorgeous children's book in excellent condition.
Hardcover. Portland, Or., Collectors Press, 1st, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 176 pages, illustrated throughout with portraits of vintage burlesque dancers in color and b&w. Minor dust jacket edge wear, otherwise, very clean and tight copy.
Hardcover. NY, Aperture, 1st, 1987, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 129 pages. Color photographs by Ethan Hoffman and text by Mark Holborn, Tatsumi Hijikata and Yukio Mishima and Kazuo Ohno. Includes a 12 page section on Ohno with numerous color photographs. Color cover photograph is of Ohno. Features work of several other Butohchoreographers/dancers.
Hardcover. US, Prestel USA, 1st, 2015, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 304 pages. Hardcover with no dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to boards. Color and black and white pictures throughout. Developed in close collaboration with the artist, this vivid book captures the movement and pace of Charles Atlas's celebrated and highly collaborative time-based art. Looking back at a career that has spanned four decades, this beautiful volume profiles over 75 projects by Charles Atlas-including works recently exhibited at Tate Modern and the 2012 Whitney Biennial. As one of the first artists to explore the possibilities of video as a genre of expression, and especially through his long-lasting collaboration with Merce Cunningham, Atlas has teamed with numerous dancers and artists to create projects that range from feature-length documentaries to shorter media works, transforming the way performance is viewed by its audiences and the art world. In this inventive publication, Atlas's own commentary accompanies exquisite images that capture the structure and flow of his work in film, video, dance, and performance. The volume also includes interviews between Atlas and a number of writers and collaborators who have played a critical role in the development and reception of his oeuvre, as well as an array of fascinating ephemera from the artist's personal archives.
Hardcover. New York, Schirmer Books, 1st, 1981, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 212 pages, illustrated throughout with photos in b&w. Introduction by Paul Padgette. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. In this large format book, Paul Padgette presents more than 200 of Van Vechten's finest works, selected from more than 5,000 photographs left by Van Vechten to the Dance Collection at Lincoln Center.
Softcover. Washington DC, Smithsonian Institute Press, 1st, 1992, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 54 pages. The most well-known celebrity photographer working today focuses on a longtime fascination: dance. This collection of photographs features portraits of Mikhail Baryshnikov, taken over a period of more than ten years, which show the man behind the legend and also includes a selection of photos of other dancers. 30 black-and-white photographs. Light soil to covers.
Hardcover. Buffalo, N.Y., Prometheus Books, 1st, 1992, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 137 pages. Hardcover. INSCRIBED BY AUTHOR on title page and front fly leaf. Extensive b&w photography throughout. Foxing to top edge, otherwise clean, tight copy. Dancing Naked in the Material World, a unique and illuminating photo-documentary, allows us to look beyond the exotic, sometimes grimy surface of the world of striptease and into the lives of the women who perform there. The dancers, whose humanity and intelligence is graciously depicted in Marilyn Futterman's brilliant black-and-white photographs, describe in their own words how they feel about themselves, their marginal profession, and the men who support it. How does such a sexual, competitive occupation affect the self-esteem of these women? What are their fears, hopes, and ambitions?Futterman, after deciding to do a photographic series on strippers, became a waitress in one of the clubs in Atlanta, Georgia. Working with and interviewing the dancers enabled her to better understand their diverse and complex lives. She witnessed first-hand the strippers' working environment, the people met there, and the relationships between the women.
Softcover. US, Yale University Press with Joslyn Art Museum, Omaha, 1st, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, 192 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Light edgewear and rubbing to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy. This beautiful book is the first full-length study of Degas`s Little Dancer Aged Fourteen, one of the most famous and beloved of all nineteenth-century sculptures. The book surveys the history, character, and significance of the sculpture, as well as its social context and the mixed reactions to it over the years.
Hardcover. London, Faber and Faber Ltd., 1st, 1949, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 435 pages. Hardcover. 256 black & white illustrations and 12 tipped-in full color plates. Fading to spine and along cover edges. No dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy.
Softcover. NY, Praeger, reprint, 1998, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 189 pages, b&w illustrations. This ground-breaking work brings dance into current discussions of the African presence in American culture. Dixon Gottschild argues that the Africanist aesthetic has been invisibilized by the pervasive force of racism. This book provides evidence to correct and balance the record, investigating the Africanist presence as a conditioning factor in shaping American performance, onstage and in everyday life. She examines the Africanist presence in American dance forms particularly in George Balanchine's Americanized style of ballet, (post)modern dance, and blackface minstrelsy. Hip hop culture and rap are related to contemporary performance, showing how a disenfranchised culture affects the culture in power. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Milano, Skira, 1st, 2009, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 320 pages. Hardcover. Profusely illustrated in full color. Clean, tight copy. This catalog of over three hundred artworks related to the Saisons Russes between 1909 and 1929 is the official companion to an exhibition in Monte Carlo. The legendary productions are brought to life through stage designs, costumes, paintings, sculptures, photographs, and programs. The artwork comes from a wide variety of public and private collections, including the Fokine collection in the St. Petersburg Theatre Museum.
Hardcover. New York, Doubleday, 1st, 1991, 604 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Light yellowing and wear to top edge of dust jacket. Minor foxing to top edge of textblock. An otherwise clean, unmarked copy. Recollections by fellow artists and collaborators elucidate the life of teacher and choreographer George Balanchine.
Softcover. Minneapolis, MN, The Minneapolis Institute of Arts, 1st, 1976, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover exhibition catalog. 90 pages. B&W and color illustrations throughout. Black pictorial cover with slight wear to spine and both covers. Very slight spotting to top edge. Overall, a clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. NY, Random House, 1st, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 532 pages, b&w photos. Minor wear to dust jacket, small closed tear. The life story of Josephine Baker, the outrageous entertainer who dared to become the first black sex symbol of the 20th century. Collected voices of men and women, over the decades, who shared the stage with Josephine. Clean copy
Softcover. London/NY, Routledge, reprint, 2005, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 260 pages, b&w illustrations. Kathakali Dance-Drama provides a comprehensive introduction to the distinctive and colorful dance-drama of Kerala in South-West India for the first time. This landmark volume explores Kathakali's reception as it reaches new audiences both in India and the west. During these performances heroes, heroines, gods and demons tell their stories of traditional Indian epics. The four Kathakali plays included in this anthology, translated from actual performances into English are:* The Flower of Good Fortune* The Killing of Kirmmira* The Progeny of Krishna* King Rugmamgada's LawEach play has an introduction and detailed commentary and is illustrated by stunning photographs taken during performances. Clean copy.
Hardcover. Fort Worth, TCU Press, Reprint, 1981, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Two hardcover volumes,. Volume 1 - 164 pages. Ceremonial Dance, Ritual and Song. Full color and black & white illustrations. Dust jacket in clear plastic protective cover. Clean, tight copy. Volume 2 - 323 pages. Myths, Legends and Folktales. Full color and black & white illustrations. Dust jacket in clear protective cover. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. NY, powerHouse Books, 1st, 2003, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 150 color photos. An insightful look into a world most of us never see. Beasley captures natural and spontaneous moments that at times were shocking and sensitive towards the subject matter. As a veteran stripper, she looks wisely at her own experience working as a lapdancer. The book is also interspersed with sincere interviews with customers and dancers. throughout the book. The result is a sometimes surprising, often revealing (both mentally and physically) and always a brutally honest portrait of a lap dancer's life.
Softcover. US, The Countryman Press, 1st, 1982, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 47 pages, photos in b&w. Light sun-fade to spine, else a clean, tight copy. From publisher's jacket flap: "Berlin was a magic place for the arts in the twenties and early thirties, and no more so than in theater and dance. Fortunately for us, in the midst of this brilliant world, a young woman destined to become one of the best portrait photographers was just beginning her long illustrious career. Fourth generation photographer (her great grandfather had been taught by Daguerre), Lotte Jacobi photographed the brightest personalities of Berlin (and later New York), many of them her friends, in a direct and honest way that remains surprisingly fresh even today. In this book, along with Lotte's reminiscences of each, are revealing portraits of Peter Lorre, Lotte Lenya, Emil Jannings, Anna May Wong, Rene Clair, Lil Dagover, Claire Bauroff, Pauline Koner, Hanya Holme, and many others. Theater and Dance Photographs is a remarkable record of a remarkable time."
Hardcover. Paris, France, Vilo, 1st, 1967, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, 72 pages. Hardcover. FRENCH TEXT. B/w illustrations throughout. Decorated glossy cover boards, some chipping of lamination at spine and corners, a couple scratch marks. Previous owner's bookplate on front endpaper. Back cover boards slightly warped so it curls just a touch at top and bottom. Pages clean. Binding tight. A beautifully photo-illustrated volume featuring performance photos and portraits of the world-famous prima ballerina.
Hardcover. New York, Duell, Sloan and Pearce, 1st, 1941, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Introduction by Morgan, her superb photographs reproduced in black & white photogravure. Essays by George Beiswanger and Louis Horst as well as a statement by Graham. 160 pages. Corners worn, some chipping of cloth at ends of spine. Light age tanning to cover and page edges.
Hardcover. New York, Alfred A. Knopf, 1st, 1966, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 179 pages, with photographs throughout by Martha Swope. Minor dust jacket edge wear and rub, otherwise, very clean and tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Morgan & Morgan , 2nd Ed., 1980, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 164 pages. Hardcover with dust jacket. Clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket. Sun fading to dust jacket spine. Black and white images throughout. Tight copy. Facsimile of the 1941 edition with an updated choreographic record. The B/W photographs, taken in 1935 to 1941; capture scenes of Martha Graham and members of her company performing 16 dances choreographed by Ms. Graham.
Hardcover. NY, Random House, 1st, 1991, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. Agnes de Mille, a distinguished and popular choreographer in her own right, and a sometimes intimate friend of Martha Graham, has written an outstanding biography of this iconic woman. The story of Martha Graham is inevitably the story of Modern Dance-- which many would say she invented--and the history of American artists--of which she was the queen.De Mille's book is both extremely informative and thoroughly enjoyable. She gives you the history you need in order to put Graham's revolutionary dance technique in context, and then she offers personal insights and observations on the life, love affairs, personality, triumphs, and tragedies of the inimitable Martha. llustrated with black and white photographs. 508 pages. Clean copy.
Hardcover. United Kingdom, Littlehampton Book Services Ltd, reprint, 1981, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 140 pages. 70 full color paintings with extensive documentation and notes. Illustrated title page. Light foxing to top edge, otherwise clean, unmarked copy with only minor wear to dust jacket.
Hardcover. NY, Boni And Liveright, Ltd. Ed., 1928, Book: Good, Dust Jacket: None, Hardcover, black cloth, top edge gilt. Limited Edition. Number 569 of 650 copies. Facsimile signature of Duncan on front free endpaper. This book was published posthumously on the basis of Duncan's handwritten text and illustrated with 24 black and white photographs of her (two by Arnold Genthe). As one of the great free spirits of the early 20th century, Duncan's account of her life was as uninhibited as her career. This is one of the "presentation copies" published as a limited edition for authors and other friends of Boni and Liveright. Red leather label missing from spine, bookplate inside front cover, light wear to beveled covers.
Hardcover. NT, Di Capua/ HarperCollins, reprint, 1993, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright dust jacket, color illustrations by James McMullan. Copyright page states 1st Ed but no price on dust-jacket so assumed Book Club.
Hardcover. Boston, Little, Brown, 1st, 1931, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 259 pages. Illustrated with 16 black & white photographs. Previous owners signature at top of front endpaper. Dust jacket missing 3 small chunks at top and bottom of spine. Clean, tight copy.
Hardcover. New York, Bantam Books, 1st, 1988, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 259 pages, b&w photos by Arnold. Offers unprecedented access to the behind-the-scenes world of Mikhail Baryshnikov's American Ballet Theatre, chronicling the daily lives of the dancers & their director. Text by John Fraser. Clean, very good in an unclipped dust jacket.
Hardcover. San Francisco, Chronicle Books, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Like new in publishers shrink-wrap. Hardcover, 177 pages. From the controlled beauty of classical ballet to the vivacity of salsa, dance can be found in nearly every culture on Earth. Shall We Dance is the result of Pulitzer Prize-winning photographer Brian Lanker's year of travel across the United States, documenting the huge variety of styles (from tap to tango, salsa to swing) and dancers he encountered. What began as a photo-essay for National Geographic soon expanded into a vast documentary project, which includes interviews with dancers from all corners of the globe. Shall We Dance celebrates dance's diversity of culture and capacity to express every emotion imaginable. Featuring a foreword by legendary writer, and former dancer, Maya Angelou, this volume is a treasure trove of dance from around the world.
Softcover. Atglen PA, Schiffer Books, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, Softcover, 160 pages, b&w photos throughout. Here are the ladies who pioneered and perfected the art of titillating performance in the 1950s, as captured by famous female photographer and pin-up girl Bunny Yeager. Celebrities shown include Dixie Evans, Blaze Starr, Bonnie Bell, Michelle Toots LAmour, and Kitten DeVille, and Lana Loy. These women practiced the art of teasing with varying and increasing degrees of nudity, and were billed under many monikers, including stripper, exotic or erotic dancer, burlesque queen, and stripteuse. Though most strip clubs have abandoned the delayed gratification of teasing in recent decades, the art of striptease is undergoing revival. Yeagers images embody the mix of sultry and playful that characterized the art during the 1950s. Here famous subjects pose in the spotlight amidst smoky nightclubs, as well as at home or relaxing on the beach. If you love women, youll love this journey back into the era of the 1950s.
Hardcover. New York , North-South Books, 1st US, 2002, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Good, Hardcover, 24 pages illustrated in color by Lisbeth Zwerger, Dust jacket tanning at edges, price-clipped. Otherwise very good, clean.
Hardcover. Cambridge MA, Barefoot Books, 1st, 2004, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket, 96 pages. SIGNED BY BOTH AUTHORS on a tipped-in bookplate on the front fly leaf. Lovely color illustrations by Rebecca Guay. Let yourself be drawn into the magical world of the dance with this sumptuous anthology. Love, laughter, betrayal, adventure and tragedy intertwine to create stories that will reach deep into the heart and dreams of the reader. The story of "The Sleeping Beauty" will whisk you away to the thorny castle where Princess Aurora awaits her prince; the comedy and confusion of "Coppelia" will delight you, and the magical adventures of Clara in "The Nutcracker" will entrance you. Featuring a brief history of classical ballet, as well as historical details of each dance, composition, choreography and early performances, this book will captivate anyone with a love of this awe-inspiring art.
Hardcover. Greenwich CT, New York Graphic Society, 1st, 1973, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 187 pages. Written with Busby Berkeley. Foreward by Ruby Keeler. With more than 250 photographs. "The life and works of the Wizard of Oz of the Thirties and Forties with a complete filmography of his meticulously ordered fantasy world." Clean copy.
Hardcover. Middletown CT, Wesleyan University Press, 1st, 2008, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. The Dancer Within is a collection of photographic portraits and short essays based on confessional interviews with forty dancers and entertainers, many of them world-famous. Well-known on the concert stage, on Broadway, in Hollywood musicals, and on television, the personalities featured in this book speak with extraordinary candor about all stages of the dancer's life-from their first dance class to their signature performances and their days of reflection on the artist's life. The Dancer Within reveals how these artists triumphed, but also how they overcame adversity, including self-doubt, injuries, and aging. Most of all, this book is about the courage, commitment, love, and passion of these performers in their quest for artistic excellence. The reader will quickly realize that "the dancer within" is a metaphor of the human spirit.
Hardcover. NY, Viking, 1st, 1994, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, unclipped dust jacket. 521 pages, b&w photos. A biography of the Russian Jewish emigrant who introduced American audiences to ballet and brought live music, dance, and theater to small towns discusses his work in Moscow and his work with Isadora Duncan, Marian Anderson, Nureyev, and other greats. Remainder line to bottom edge otherwise clean.
Hardcover. NY, Knopf, 1st, 1979, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover in a bright, price-clipped dust jacket, 326 pages. Extensively illustrated in color and black and white. Clean copy. Margot Fonteyn shares her personal vision of the history of dance.