London: Adam & Charles Black, Ltd., 1956. First Edition. very good. BALLET DECADE

Haskell, Arnold L. [Edited by]

Published by Published by Adam & Charles Black, Ltd. 4, 5 & 6 Soho Square, London
First Edition. 1956.

First edition publisher's original burgundy cloth turquoise stamping to spine and upper panel, illustrated end papers. 8vo 9½" x 6¾" 224 pp. Four colour plates, drawings and 112 photographs. dust jacket with small area missing at the top affecting title on the spine, with tiny surface rub and loss to corners. not price clipped. With owner’s name and address on the inside if the front flap.
THE GOLDEN DECADE; This Volume needs no Lengthy introduction. The decade with which it deals has been a golden one and as such it is a challenge to the future. Are we going to live on the formula of these ten years and suffer the same steep decline as in the post-Romantic era, or are we going to use this inspiration as a springboard? We have in this country, for the first time, established the machinery for a national ballet that will endure. We may be justly proud but we must never be complacent; there can be even greater risks in perfect machinery than in hasty improvisation. The personality of the decade has been Dame Ninette de Valois. Her artistry, integrity and great personal prestige have meant that the transfer of power from the individual to the machine has not yet occurred in fact and we are still living under the best possible régime, that of the creative individual in charge of the machine. The test will come when that is no longer the case and we are working as in Paris, Copenhagen and Moscow. ID# 0568
Price Usd $45.00. Burgandy Cloth / good. Item #568

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