"Ballet" 1951 BEATON, Cecil


[86] pp.

Doubleday & Company Inc.


First Edition

9" x 6"

Jacket design by the author

Colour vignette title page, with black & white illustrations and photographs throughout

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Beaton's very personal account of his love affair with ballet. The book covers Beaton's lifelong interest in ballet, from watching The Palace Girls when young, through the Ballets Russes and Sadler's Wells, to designing productions for The Royal Ballet. His reminiscences and artistic comments are accompanied by his photographs and drawings of the great stars and choreographers of ballet from the first half of the 20th century - Lydia Lopokova, Leonide Massine, Tamara Karsavina, Serge Lifar, Kyra Nijinska, Margot Fonteyn, Frederick Ashton, George Balanchine, Christian Berard and Lord Berners.

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