Hardcover. US, Smithsonian, 1st, 1999, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, Hardcover, 48 pages. Illustrated throughout with photos in b&w. Light shelf-wear to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy. Focusing primarily on dancers who have performed with the Paris Opera Ballet, this portfolio of forty-six duotone images taken between 1953 and 1994 pays homage to the art as revealed in dancers' bodies. Rudolf Nureyev stands intently playing a piano in a prop-filled studio; Suzanne Farrell, en pointe, gazes into a skylight, her tall silhouette seeming to float toward it; groups of dancers relax in a classroom, casually stretching while waiting to perform; Sylvie Guillem perches on a stool, gazing cooly at the camera over a folded knee; Carolyn Carlson peers intently into a mirror, brushing powder onto her hollow cheeks. Maintaining that dancers posses a "corporal intelligence" that gives them a unique ability to fill empty space with the beauty of their movements, Jeanloup Sieff has captured both the fleeting gestures of individual dancers and the timeless world of their profession.
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.
Hardcover. US, powerHouse Books, 1st, 2008-05-01, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: None, 175 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Light shelf-wear to boards, else a clean, tight copy. Text and color and black and white photographs by Corona. A collection of images about a little known subset of bullfighers - dwarfs and their families.
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. US, Schiffer Publishing, Ltd., 1st, 2014, Book: Very Good, Dust Jacket: Very Good, 176 pages, illustrated throughout in color and b&w. Light edgewear to dust jacket, else a clean, tight copy. Roy Kemp's previously unpublished burlesque portfolio presents thirty-nine dancers performing in authentic clubs and backstage settings in 1950s New York. This nostalgic collection includes nearly 250 never-before-seen black and white and color photographs of well-known dancers, including Tempest Storm, Liz O'Leyar, Murine, Rita Gable, and Princess Domay, as well as other sultry performers, quite famous in their heyday. Kemp's talents as a photojournalist provide a fresh perspective on the lives of burlesque performers in this golden era. An artist as well as an investigator, Kemp created striptease photo montages and composed biographies for several dancers, giving the reader an intimate feel for the campy burlesque culture. This time capsule depicts live performances and peeps into club dressing rooms, and offers unedited material from pin-up photo sessions. It is a must-have for aspiring dancers, aficionados, or any modern-day guy or gal who appreciates the style and grit of this fabulous art form.