Item #67452 Russian Ballet. Camera Studies by Gordon Anthony. With an Introduction by Arnold Haskell. Gordon ANTHONY, A. introduction HASKELL.
Russian Ballet. Camera Studies by Gordon Anthony. With an Introduction by Arnold Haskell.
Russian Ballet. Camera Studies by Gordon Anthony. With an Introduction by Arnold Haskell.
Russian Ballet. Camera Studies by Gordon Anthony. With an Introduction by Arnold Haskell.
Russian Ballet. Camera Studies by Gordon Anthony. With an Introduction by Arnold Haskell.

Russian Ballet. Camera Studies by Gordon Anthony. With an Introduction by Arnold Haskell.

London: Geoffrey Bles, 1939. [Ballet Photography] LEATHER-BOUND First Edition. Large Quarto (33 x 27cm), pp.[32]. Illustrated with 96 tipped-in black and white photographs of Russian ballet stars, including a frontispiece. Recently re-bound in navy half morocco, with gilt titles to twin red labels, four raised bands to spine, and matching cloth over boards. All edges untrimmed. Internally crisp and clean, presented in an attractive new leather binding. A series of photographic studies of the stars of both Russian ballet companies at the time, including a portrait of the choreographer Michael Fokine, young Serge Lifar, Irina Baronova, Anton Dolin, Alexandra Danilova, Frederick Franklin, Tamara Grigorieva, David Lichine, Alicia Markova, Marc Platoff, Leonide Massine, Mia Slavenska and others. Gordon Anthony was born James Gordon Dawson Stannus in Wicklow, Ireland on 23 December 1902. He started working in photography in 1926, making images of the students at his sister's ballet school in London. In 1933 he became the portrait photographer to the Shakespeare Memorial Theatre, Stratford. His photographs helped to make the Royal Ballet known across the world in the 1930s. In 1948, he published the first ever book of colour photography in Great Britain, Studies of Dancers. Anthony's photographs are held in major collection including the Victoria and Albert Museum and the National Portrait Gallery. Item #67452

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