Nijinsky. Prelude a l'Apres-Midi d'un Faune

Nijinsky. Prelude a l'Apres-Midi d'un Faune
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Nijinsky. Prelude a l'Apres-Midi d'un FauneNijinsky. Prelude a l'Apres-Midi d'un FauneNijinsky. Prelude a l'Apres-Midi d'un Faune

Edited by Jean-Michel Nectoux. Texts by Claudia Jeschke, Ann Hutchinson Guest, Jean-Michel Nectoux & Philippe Neagu.

Editions Adam Biro. Paris. 1989 Hardback; grey cloth-bound boards, dust jacket, matching cloth-bound slipcase. 144 pages. Illustrated throughout in colour and b&w, including 30 full-page plates on wove paper reproducing Adolph de Meyer's photographs of Nijinsky's dance. French. 370 x 270mm. 2.1kg. 2876600560. Near fine, in near fine dust jacket; some slight shelf wear to slipcase.

An examination of the artistic influence of Mallarme's poem L'Apres-Midi d'un Faune on art, music and dance. The poem was first published in 1876 with illustrations by Edouard Manet. The original pages are reproduced in full here. It was then set to music by Claude Debussy. In 1912 Nijinksy performed a dance to Debussy's music for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes. He caused a scandal with his revolutionary choreography inspired by poses observed on Greek vases in the Louvre. These poses, as well as Bakst's costume designs, were captured by Adolph Meyer in his series of photographs. The photographs were published in 1914 by Paul Iribe and are beautifully reproduced here. The reactions of artistic contemporaries such as  Rodin, Redon, Hofmannsthal and Kokoschka are also recorded.

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