Dancers to Remember: The Photographic Art of Gordon Anthony (Gordon Anthony)

Dancers to Remember: The Photographic Art of Gordon Anthony (Gordon Anthony) lands on the shelves of my shop, where it will be found in my Dance section. priced at just £4.00!

London, Melbourne, Auckland & Johannesburg: Hutchinson, 1980, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.

Contains: Black & white photographs; Diagrams; Frontispiece; Appendices [2];

From the cover: Gordon Anthony is one of the great photographers whose work gains with the perspective of time and, like Hoppe, de Meyer and Beaton, his pictures of dancers have a very personal stamp that is instantly recognisable They are instructive, amusing, quaint and very nostalgic [this is] a record to be treasured from the foreword by Dame Margot Fonteyn.

Dancers to Remember presents a remarkable collection of some 200 of Gordon Anthonys best pictures of dancers and choreographers including Ashton, Fonteyn, Nijinska, Fokine, Dolin, Massine, Markova, Helpmann, Field and Moira Shearer. His work, when first published in The Tatler and Bystander, was immediately hailed as revolutionary. Gone were the rigid poses for solo ballerinas, in their place was life, movement and imagination. The male dancer, also, was rescued from obscurity and acknowledged as an important artist in his own right.

The photographs are complemented by two appendices, one giving details of the work, year and place of performance and choreographer for each picture, the other describing Gordon Anthonys methods and techniques.

Introduction by: Dame Margot Fonteyn

Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Dust wrapper has been mylar-wrapped at some point with tape offset to the blanks and endpapers. Text complete, clean and tight otherwise.

Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 149 pages. Bibliography. 11″ x 8¾”.

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