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Alexey Brodovitch - Ballet, J.J. Augustin, 1945, New York

 

Hardcover with dust jacket, design by Brodovitch, text by Edwin Denby. "104 Photographs by Alexey Brodovitch".

"Brodovitch's layout was as radical as his pictures. He divided the book into eleven segments, each corresponding to a ballet. Every section was laid out in a continuous strip, each image bled across its own page, so that a double-page spread can often be read as a single panorama, and the whole section like a strip of movie film. This gives the book a vibrancy and a fluidity that perfectly captures the motion of the dance. In his book on the life and work of Brodovitch, Kerry William Purcell suggests that during his early years in Paris, the young designer may have seen Anton Giulio Bragaglia's Fotodinamismo futurista (Futurist Photodynamics) and been influenced by that modernist pioneering work on photographic movement. Whether he did or not, Ballet is one of the most successful attempts at suggesting motion in photography, and certainly one of the most cinematic and dynamic photo-books ever published." (Parr and Badger, The Photobook, A History, Vol. 1)

Pages: 104
Place: New York
Year: 1945
Publisher: J.J. Augustin
Size: 28 x 22 cm (approx.)


Included in "The Photobook: A History Volume I" by Parr/Badger
>> see more Vol. I picks here






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Hardcover with dust jacket, design by Brodovitch, text by Edwin Denby. "104 Photographs by Alexey Brodovitch".

"Brodovitch's layout was as radical as his pictures. He divided the book into eleven segments, each corresponding to a ballet. Every section was laid out in a continuous strip, each image bled across its own page, so that a double-page spread can often be read as a single panorama, and the whole section like a strip of movie film. This gives the book a vibrancy and a fluidity that perfectly captures the motion of the dance. In his book on the life and work of Brodovitch, Kerry William Purcell suggests that during his early years in Paris, the young designer may have seen Anton Giulio Bragaglia's Fotodinamismo futurista (Futurist Photodynamics) and been influenced by that modernist pioneering work on photographic movement. Whether he did or not, Ballet is one of the most successful attempts at suggesting motion in photography, and certainly one of the most cinematic and dynamic photo-books ever published." (Parr and Badger, The Photobook, A History, Vol. 1)

Pages: 104
Place: New York
Year: 1945
Publisher: J.J. Augustin
Size: 28 x 22 cm (approx.)


Included in "The Photobook: A History Volume I" by Parr/Badger
>> see more Vol. I picks here