Featuring more than 80 exquisite duotone photographs, and printed using a stochastic process and inks developed for Ansel Adams,
this unique limited-edition collector’s item may be the finest book of Nureyev photography ever created. These previously unpublished photos of Nureyev in performance and behind the scenes reveal the majesty of this master dancer as never before.
With text on the creative process of ballet written by Dutch National Ballet Artistic Director and Choreographer Rudi Van Dantzig; a preface by Madeleine Nichols, Curator Emerita of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts; and a concluding essay on photography and dance by Richard Benson, Dean of Yale University School of Art, Life Behind the Metaphor
is the perfect gift for any ballet enthusiast.
As a special bonus, the first printing of Life Behind the Metaphor
includes a deluxe lithograph, signed by the photographer and suitable for framing.
For your part in supporting our donation of rare photographic materials to the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, $30 of the purchase price of this book is tax-deductible.
Special thanks to FedEx Freight for their support of the Nureyev Legacy Project.