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.

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

frankenstein Dansmuseet & Langenskiöld ballets russes russian book

frankenstein Dansmuseet & Langenskiöld ballets russes russian book













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



  • Wow that looks beautiful!

  • sarah

    stunning illustration

  • Jls

    i want this!

  • 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

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

    • 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?

    • 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…

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

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

    • 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.

  • i like MMMMound better ;) http://mmmmound.blogspot.com/

  • 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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“It was incredible to see how differently they presented themselves to me and to the camera: all grew more confident and were less willing to expose themselves. It was clear they were now more aware of who they are and what part of themselves they wanted to show.”

Click here to see our previous post of Dror’s work. More images from “15/20” below.

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26.07.17 by Staff

Artist Spotlight: Vadis Turner

A selection of recent work by artist Vadis Turner (previously featured here). See more images courtesy of the artist and Geary Gallery in New York below or on display that The Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville until September 10.

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