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Diaghilev-Creator of the Ballets Russe

Ann Kodicek-Editor

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ISBN 10: 0853316880 / ISBN 13: 9780853316886
Published by Barbican Art Gallery/Lund Humphries Publishers, London, 1996
Condition: Near Fine Soft cover
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Catalog of the exhibition held at the Barbican Gallery,London. January 25-April 14,1996. Edited by Ann Kodicek.Contributions by Rosamund Bartlett,Militsa Pozharskaia ,Irina Vershinina,Alexander Schouvaloff,Lynn Garafola, and Gleb Pospelov. Beautifully illustrated overview of the life and career of Diaghliev. The first exhibition devoted to the famed impressario and art figure, and largely inspired by the cooperation and participation of the newly available resources of important Russian Institutions. Near Fine, in very slightly edgeworn ; illustrated wraps. Uncommon. Size: Small 4vo. Bookseller Inventory # 3793

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Title: Diaghilev-Creator of the Ballets Russe

Publisher: Barbican Art Gallery/Lund Humphries Publishers, London

Publication Date: 1996

Binding: Wraps

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: None

Edition: 1st English Edition.

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Color frontispiece, foreword, editor's preface, lenders to the exhibition, chronology, notes, biographical notes, select bibliography, index of artists, photographic acknowledgements, acknowledgements and numerous color pictures throughout this exhibition catalogue. 175 pages. stiff paper wrappers. small 4to..

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In his own words, Serge Diaghilev was "a great charlatan," "a great charmer," "a person with a lot of logic and few principles," and "someone afflicted...with a complete absence of talent." Regardless, he was destined for greatness. An unparalleled impresario with an uncanny eye for talent and innovation, Diaghilev introduced the West to any number of Russian artists?among them Fyodor Chaliapin, Michel Fokine, Tamara Karsavina, Vaslav Nijinsky, Leon Bakst, and Alexandre Benois?and was the singular force behind the Ballets Russes, a cultural benchmark for the 20th century. This catalog to a British exhibition curated after the demise of communism includes previously inaccessible art and artifacts on loan from a variety of Russian sources. Written by dance and theater historians and critics, the essays emphasize the origins and the development of Diaghilev's highly successful career. Reproductions of Bakst's ornately beautiful costumes, photographs of ballet legends in character and in informal poses, and paintings by Russian artists rarely seen in the West provide the reader with a glimpse of the visual splendor and richness that greeted those fortunate to see the exhibition. For the rest of us, this catalog complements, but does not replace, other books on Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes, such as Lynn Garafola's Art and Enterprise in Diaghilev's Ballet Russes (LJ 7/89) and Richard Buckle's Diaghilev (LJ 10/1/79). Highly recommended for large public and academic libraries as well as for specialized dance, music, and theater collections.?Joan Stahl, National Museum of American Art, Washington, D.C.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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