Ballet After Diaghilev II. Suzanne Smith Pruchnicki.
Ballet After Diaghilev II
Ballet After Diaghilev II
Ballet After Diaghilev II
Ballet After Diaghilev II

Ballet After Diaghilev II

The Bronte Press, (2006). Limited Edition. Hardcover. No. 30 of 35, miniature book, [30] pp., signed by Suzanne Smith Pruchnicki. Fine. Item #17080403

Ballet experienced serious development as an art form in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Russia, and art critic and ballet patron Serge Diaghilev (1872-1929) had a defining influence on the culture and forms of the dance; he created the Ballet Russes, a ballet dance company from which many notable and talented dancers and choreographers arose.

"Ballet After Diaghilev, II" is a collection of portraits of dancers on the scene after Diaghilev, such as Alexander Grant, Mia Slavenska, and Tamara Toumanova, and pairs illustrations with a brief written biography of each dancer. All the illustrations are coloured by hand by Suzanne Smith Pruchnicki (b. 1929), making this book a colourful and intimate look at some of the finest dancers of ballet.

___DESCRIPTION: Full marbled paper, white paper spine label with title in black, title page with hand-coloured illustration of stage curtains in purple and orange, illustrations of ballet dancers with hand-colouring by Suzanne Pruchnicki throughout; miniature book (3" by 2.5"), 30 unnumbered pages, one of 35 copies, this number 30, signed by Suzanne Smith Pruchnicki on the colophon.

___CONDITION: A fine copy; the covers clean, the corners straight and unrubbed, the binding tight with solid hinges, the interior clean and bright, and free of prior owner markings; clean, crisp, as new.

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Price: $175.00