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1 Bland, Alexander Fonteyn and Nureyev - The Story of a Partnership
London Orbis 1979 085613161X / 9780856131615 First Edition Hard Cover Very Good Very Good 
Silver title on black boards which are very clean and unmarked with no wear. Internally there is an inscription and date to front endpaper and some light foxing to half title page and last page else very clean, tight and unmarked. Dustjacket has some wear to edges. 208 pages in large format. 200+ photographs selected by Nureyev and Fonteyn. The author knew both dancers well and has watched them perform from their first appearance together and traces the threads which drew them together, records their many successes and discusses the alchemy of their collaboration.Probably the most photogenic pair in dancing history, their images form an album which serves as a great tribute. **** NOT EX LIB **** **** A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.3 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE EXTRA SHIPPING COST **** 
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2 Bland, Alexander and Percival, John Men Dancing - Performers and Performances
London Weidenfeld and Nicolson 1984 0297780735 / 9780297780731 First Edition Hard Cover Near Fine Near Fine 
A near Fine unmarked copy with near Fine dustjacket which is not price clipped. A very large format volume of 176 pages. Profusely illustrated. This book celebrates one of the biggest comebacks in the history of the arts. The most striking post-war development in the world of the arts has been the emergence of dance as a popular art form; and the most striking development in the world of dance has been the re-emergence of the male dancer. The two phenomena are not unconnected. Originating as an activity for men, dance has been dominated for over a century by women. Though admired and envied, these remote ethereal creatures were too far from ordinary life to become the subjects of general interest; they were the precious idols of a select few. The picture now is radically different. The book analyses the role of man in dance. It sketches the historical background and examines, for the first time, the different qualities, both physiological and psychlogical, that make up the various types of dancer. It presents a gallery of the finest artists, all vividly illustrated, giving attention to many from all over the world and through the ages, but concentrating on those extraordinary dancers like Nureyev and Baryshnikov. PLEASE NOTE: A LARGE HEAVY VOLUME OF 1.33 KILO UNPACKED WEIGHT WHICH MAY REQUIRE ADDITIONAL SHIPPING COST 
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