21.07.09 by Jeff

Frankenstein / Ballets Russes

Not too long ago, I saw an image of this book on jjjjound and wanted to know what it was. By some magic, it appeared on my doorstep this week. Ballets Russes is a beautiful documentation of the Russian ballets that took place in Paris that moved ballet into the high fashion world. I love the drawing section! It’s a hardcover with nearly 350 pages so I’m sure the shipping wasn’t cheap – Huge thank you to Anton for your mystical mind-reading abilities and everyone else at, Frankenstein. You can purchase the book here.

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frankenstein Dansmuseet & Langenskiöld ballets russes russian book

frankenstein Dansmuseet & Langenskiöld ballets russes russian book

frankenstein Dansmuseet & Langenskiöld ballets russes russian book

frankenstein Dansmuseet & Langenskiöld ballets russes russian book

frankenstein Dansmuseet & Langenskiöld ballets russes russian book

frankenstein Dansmuseet & Langenskiöld ballets russes russian book

frankenstein Dansmuseet & Langenskiöld ballets russes russian book

frankenstein Dansmuseet & Langenskiöld ballets russes russian book

frankenstein Dansmuseet & Langenskiöld ballets russes russian book

frankenstein Dansmuseet & Langenskiöld ballets russes russian book

frankenstein Dansmuseet & Langenskiöld ballets russes russian book

frankenstein Dansmuseet & Langenskiöld ballets russes russian book

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Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • http://martaryczko.com Marta

    Wow that looks beautiful!

  • sarah

    stunning illustration

  • Jls

    i want this!

  • http://www.hushcolours.com José

    Hi,

    It seems to be a wonderful book and the word “russian” continues to be a synonim of culture.
    I particularly like the fact that illustrations are used instead of solely recurring to photography.
    History in images, one might say.

    Have a nice week,

    José

  • http://shotsringout.com Brian

    When you are going to open up a library Jeff :) You have to be running out of room soon.

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

      haha i would love nothing more than to amass a collection that could fill scrooge mcduck’s swimming pool.

  • Maurice

    That looks amazing. Did you ever see the documentary film by the same name, Jeff?

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

      i haven’t seen it but i just read about it this morning. worth seeing?

      • Maurice

        I highly recommend it. It’s a very well made glimpse at another period in time and the ballerinas are quite endearing & sassy in their old age…

  • http://elinemarierenee.com Eline

    OH MY GOD THIS BOOK IS A DREAM COME TRUE! ARGH I NEED IT!

  • http://www.defgrip.net Harrison

    I need that! the first few pages look amazing!!

    • http://www.jeffhamada.com/ jeffhamada

      i saw david’s cliff diving pic on jjjj as well!

  • Courtney

    Beautiful book! Some very amazing images and photographs by the look of it.

  • http://picdit.wordpress.com Adam

    i like MMMMound better 😉 http://mmmmound.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.missmilki.blogspot.com missmilki

    ooo lovely! Another book to add to my ridiculously long wish list!

  • Kiwi

    The 9th image, the yellow costume was designed by Henri Matisse, no?





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