Les Visages de la Danse Ouvrage orné de cent dix photographies. BALLETS RUSSES, André Levinson.
Les Visages de la Danse Ouvrage orné de cent dix photographies

Les Visages de la Danse Ouvrage orné de cent dix photographies

Paris: Éditions Bernard Grasset, [1933]. Octavo. Original publisher's wrappers printed in red and black. 1f. (recto half-title, verso list of books by Levinson), 1f. (recto title, verso limitation statement), 1f. (recto dedication, verso illustration), 9-[335], [i] (printer's note) pp.

Contents:
I. In memoriam: S. de Diaghilew; A. Pavlova
II. Derniers ballets de Diaghilew
III. La succession des "Ballets Russes"
IV. Les Ballets Ida Rubinstein
V. Le Ballet de l'Opéra et l'action de Serge Lifar
VI. Argentina et les Ballets Espagnols
VII. Hypothèses sur la danse populaire
VIII. Nouvelles orientales
IX. Notes sur la danse au concert
X. Notes sur la danse au music-hall

Previous owner's signature to upper inner corner of title dated Paris 1939.

Wrappers somewhat worn and creased; head and tail of spine frayed. Slightly worn and browned; corners slightly creased.

First Edition. Limited to 2,200 copies, this no. 1260. Derra de Moroda 1666. Niles & Leslie II p. 316. Magriel p. 114.

A Russian ballet and literary critic "of international standing, Levinson is best known for his landmark critiques of the Serge Diaghilev enterprise... Complementing his prolific career as a critic, Levinson also wrote numerous full-length works on dance and aesthetics." The present work was published just after his death. Susan Cook Summer in the International Encyclopedia of Dance, Vol. 4, pp. 154-155. Item #29646

Price: $25.00  other currencies

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