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The Ballets Russes and the Art of Design Hardcover – December 1, 2009

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"This deluxe book from The Monacelli Press is beautifully illustrated and includes a number of varied essays which offer a thorough and lively exploration of the many accomplishments of this extraordinary dance company." —Bart Boehlert's Beautiful Things

About the Author

Alston Purvis, chair of the department of graphic design, College of Fine Arts, Boston University, has written numerous books, including Type: A Visual History of Typefaces and Graphic Styles, Vol. 1, Dutch Graphic Design: A Century of Innovation, and Meggs' History of Graphic Design.

Peter Rand teaches writing at the College of Communication, Boston University, and is the author of numerous works of fiction and nonfiction, including Firestorm and China Hands.

Anna Winestein is a historian and scholar of Russian culture working on her doctoral dissertation at Oxford University.
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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: The Monacelli Press; First Edition edition (December 1, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580932541
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580932547
  • Product Dimensions: 9.3 x 0.9 x 12.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.2 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #707,005 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Sally Waldmann on April 2, 2011
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I always find the "stuff" at Amazon--- in this case, the beautifully produced "The Ballet Russes and the Art of Design"--- I collect Diaghilev books--- and was thrilled to see the actual costumes...a lovely addition to the collection!
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By Janine on April 18, 2011
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The book has many photographs of art in black and white, also in color. The descriptions and stories are well
written. The eroticism in the early 1900's is displayed in many of the costumes.
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Anyone who is involved with or just loves theatre, ballet, opera design needs this book. Lots of great history and plenty of color photos of set renderings and costume designs from this great ballet company. I sure wish I could go back in time and see some of those productions!
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The quality of the illustrations in this book are outstanding! The colors are vivid and the illustrations are very sharp. The paper quality is excellent and the scholarly quality of the essays is first rate!
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