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By with to & from: a Lincoln Kirstein reader

£9.99

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This edition published 2006, reprinting the first edition of 1991.

This is an ex-library copy, with the usual stamps etc.  The spine and the edges of the cover have been laminated with stiff plastic.

Lincoln Kirstein's writing is a notable example of a wide historical awareness that was fired by passion and guided by taste. Best known for his pioneering efforts to cultivate ballet in the United States, he actively pursued a professional partnership with legendary choreographer George Balanchine, with whom he founded both the School of American Ballet and the New York City Ballet. This collection, in paperback for the first time, showcases Kirstein's knowledge of dance, painting, photography, theatre, politics, and literature and combines many of his best-known and most authoritative statements with less familiar but equally brilliant polemics and appreciations. Along with autobiographical essays and poetry, his commentary covers such diverse personalities as composer Igor Stravinsky, photographer Walker Evans, author Ernest Hemingway, actress Marilyn Monroe, and Robert Gould Shaw, leader of the courageous black Civil War regiment. The book also contains photographs from Kirstein's private collection - portraits of himself and other famous artists of the time, such as Diaghilev, Cocteau, and Eisenstein, among others.

Item details

Author(s):
Lincoln Kirstein; Nicholas Jenkins (editor)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
228.6x176.28x24.64
EAN-13:
9780813029542
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0813029546
ISBN-13:
9780813029542
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
423
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Title:
By with to & from: a Lincoln Kirstein reader

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This edition published 2006, reprinting the first edition of 1991.

This is an ex-library copy, with the usual stamps etc.  The spine and the edges of the cover have been laminated with stiff plastic.

Lincoln Kirstein's writing is a notable example of a wide historical awareness that was fired by passion and guided by taste. Best known for his pioneering efforts to cultivate ballet in the United States, he actively pursued a professional partnership with legendary choreographer George Balanchine, with whom he founded both the School of American Ballet and the New York City Ballet. This collection, in paperback for the first time, showcases Kirstein's knowledge of dance, painting, photography, theatre, politics, and literature and combines many of his best-known and most authoritative statements with less familiar but equally brilliant polemics and appreciations. Along with autobiographical essays and poetry, his commentary covers such diverse personalities as composer Igor Stravinsky, photographer Walker Evans, author Ernest Hemingway, actress Marilyn Monroe, and Robert Gould Shaw, leader of the courageous black Civil War regiment. The book also contains photographs from Kirstein's private collection - portraits of himself and other famous artists of the time, such as Diaghilev, Cocteau, and Eisenstein, among others.

Author(s):
Lincoln Kirstein; Nicholas Jenkins (editor)
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
228.6x176.28x24.64
EAN-13:
9780813029542
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0813029546
ISBN-13:
9780813029542
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
423
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
Title:
By with to & from: a Lincoln Kirstein reader

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