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Bloomsbury Ballerina

Author : Judith Mackrell
ISBN : 9781780227085
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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The story of the splendidly unpredictable Russian dancer who ruffled the feathers of the Bloomsbury set and became the wife of John Maynard Keynes Born in 1891 in St Petersburg, Lydia Lopokova lived a long and remarkable life. Her vivacious personality and the sheer force of her charm propelled her to the top of Diaghilev's Ballet Russes. Through a combination of luck, determination and talent, Lydia became a star in Paris, a vaudeville favourite in America, the toast of Britain and then married the world-renowned economist, and formerly homosexual, John Maynard Keynes. Lydia's story links ballet and the Bloomsbury group, war, revolution and the economic policies of the super-powers. She was an immensely captivating, eccentric and irreverent personality: a bolter, a true bohemian and, eventually, an utterly devoted wife.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Cambridge Companion To The Bloomsbury Group

Author : Victoria Rosner
ISBN : 9781107018242
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Named after a small neighborhood in London where its members settled as young adults, the Bloomsbury Group produced an impressive body of work that yielded British Post-Impressionist painting, literary modernism, the field of macroeconomics, and a new direction for public taste in art. This Companion offers a comprehensive guide to the intellectual and social contexts surrounding Bloomsbury and its coterie, which includes writer Virginia Woolf, economist Maynard Keynes, and art critic Roger Fry, among others. Thirteen chapters from leading scholars and critics explore the Bloomsbury Group's rejection of Victorian values and social mores, their interventions in issues of empire and international politics, their innovations in the literary and visual arts, and more. Complete with a chronology of key events and a detailed guide to further reading, this Companion provides scholars and students of English literature fresh perspectives on the achievements of this remarkable circle of friends.
Category: Literary Criticism

A Russian Jew Of Bloomsbury

Author : Galya Diment
ISBN : 9780773541764
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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How a Russian Jew from a small shtetl befriended and influenced Britain's turn-of-the-century cultural and literary elite.
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Nijinsky S Bloomsbury Ballet

Author : Millicent Hodson
ISBN : STANFORD:36105131648078
Genre : Music
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Vaslav Nijinsky's Jeux, to a commissioned score by Claude Debussy, is a daring dance poem about the libertine manners and mores of the Bloomsbury artists he and designer Leon Bakst observed at a nocturnal tennis party in London's Bedford Square. The ambiguous coupling and tripling Nijinsky explored in Jeux startled the public, as did Debussy's music, in which both the tango and turkey trot, as well as pleasure-garden themes inspired by Wagner's Parsifal are quoted. Critics attacked not so much the ethics of the ballet as its post-impressionist aesthetics, influenced by the French painters that Bloomsbury had revealed to England since 1910. Despite contemporary references, athletic moves and pure spatial geometry, Jeux disarmed spectators in 1913 because it still looked like a ballet. Nijinsky had discovered neoclassicism in dance. In 1996 Millicent Hodson, choreographer and graphic artist, together with Kenneth Archer, scenic consultant and art historian, premiered the reconstructed Jeux in Verona at the Teatro Filarmonico. During the spring 2000 restaging in London at the Royal Ballet, Covent Garden, Hodson completed the reconstruction dance score.Nijinsky's Bloomsbury Ballet presents the dance score with its verbal and visual documentation of the period, as well as Hodson's choreographic drawings and text collated with music. Archer contributes an essay on Bakst's costumes and décor. The book is a companion volume to Hodson's reconstruction score for Le Sacre du Printemps, Nijinsky's Crime Against Grace, published by Pendragon Press in 1996.
Category: Music

The Spectator

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ISBN : UIUC:30112083966355
Genre : English literature
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Bloomsbury Activity And Sticker Books My Sparkly Pink Fairy

Author : Anonymous Anonymous
ISBN : 9781408190074
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Your very own magical fairyland comes to life with fairies dancing to dressing up with activities including through the maze to the magic castle to decorating the fairy shoes. Sticker, colour, puzzle and draw fun for every little fairy! Bloomsbury Activity Books provide hours of colouring, doodling, stickering and activity fun for boys and girls alike. Every book includes enchanting, bright and beautiful illustrations which children and parents will find very hard to resist. Perfect for providing entertainment at home or on the move!

Virginia Woolf And The Bloomsbury Avant Garde

Author : Christine Froula
ISBN : 9780231508780
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Virginia Woolf and the Bloomsbury Avant-Garde traces the dynamic emergence of Woolf's art and thought against Bloomsbury's public thinking about Europe's future in a period marked by two world wars and rising threats of totalitarianism. Educated informally in her father's library and in Bloomsbury's London extension of Cambridge, Virginia Woolf came of age in the prewar decades, when progressive political and social movements gave hope that Europe "might really be on the brink of becoming civilized," as Leonard Woolf put it. For pacifist Bloomsbury, heir to Europe's unfinished Enlightenment project of human rights, democratic self-governance, and world peace—and, in E. M. Forster's words, "the only genuine movement in English civilization"— the 1914 "civil war" exposed barbarities within Europe: belligerent nationalisms, rapacious racialized economic imperialism, oppressive class and sex/gender systems, a tragic and unnecessary war that mobilized sixty-five million and left thirty-seven million casualties. An avant-garde in the twentieth-century struggle against the violence within European civilization, Bloomsbury and Woolf contributed richly to interwar debates on Europe's future at a moment when democracy's triumph over fascism and communism was by no means assured. Woolf honed her public voice in dialogue with contemporaries in and beyond Bloomsbury— John Maynard Keynes and Roger Fry to Sigmund Freud (published by the Woolfs'Hogarth Press), Bertrand Russell, T. S. Eliot, E. M. Forster, Katherine Mansfield, and many others—and her works embody and illuminate the convergence of aesthetics and politics in post-Enlightenment thought. An ambitious history of her writings in relation to important currents in British intellectual life in the first half of the twentieth century, this book explores Virginia Woolf's narrative journey from her first novel, The Voyage Out, through her last, Between the Acts.
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New Statesman

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ISBN : STANFORD:36105132677183
Genre : Great Britain
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Ballets Russes

Author : Robert Bell
ISBN : MINN:31951D03225799F
Genre : Design
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The Ballets Russes has engaged people for 100 years, ever sinceRussian-born Sergei Diaghilev created this dynamic avant-garde company.Diaghilev brought together some of the most important visual artists ofthe 20th century to work as costume and stage designers and workwith composers, choreographers, and dancers, infusing new life andcreative energy into the performing arts of the time. Through thecostumes, drawings, programs, and posters presented in this book, thevisual spectacle of the Ballets Russes is brought back into view for acontemporary audience to appreciate the revolution it was and theongoing influence it continues to have today.
Category: Design

Kaapse Bibliotekaris

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ISBN : UCBK:C098776368
Genre : Libraries
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Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957- (also published separately)
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Author : Judith Mackrell
ISBN : 9780230771680
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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For many young women, the 1920s felt like a promise of liberty. It was a period when they dared to shorten their skirts and shingle their hair, to smoke, drink, take drugs and to claim sexual freedoms. In an era of soaring stock markets, consumer expansion, urbanization and fast travel, women were reimagining both the small detail and the large ambitions of their lives. In Flappers, acclaimed biographer Judith Mackrell follows a group of six women - Diana Cooper, Nancy Cunard, Tallulah Bankhead, Zelda Fitzgerald, Josephine Baker and Tamara de Lempicka - who, between them, exemplified the range and daring of that generation's spirit. For them, the pursuit of experience was not just about dancing the Charleston and wearing fashionable clothes. They made themselves prominent among the artists, icons, and heroines of their age, pursuing experience in ways that their mothers could never have imagined, seeking to define what it was to be young and a woman in an age where the smashing of old certainties had thrown the world wide open. Talented, reckless and wilful, with personalities that transcended their class and background, they re-wrote their destinies in remarkable, entertaining and sometimes tragic ways. And between them they blazed the trail of the New Woman around the world.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

A Feast Of Wonders

Author : Salle des Arts du Sporting d'Hiver (Monaco)
ISBN : UOM:39015084135881
Genre : Design
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Featuring contributions by leading specialists in the history of Russian dance and the visual arts, a lavishly illustrated catalog focuses on artworks related to the Saisons Russes between 1909 and 1929 and draws on public and private collections including the Fokine collection in the St. Petersburg Theatre Museum.
Category: Design

Preservation Politics

Author : Stephanie Jordan
ISBN : UCSC:32106016774223
Genre : Performing Arts
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Dance is now clearly wanting more of a past. Reconstruction is increasingly seen as a political manoeuvre, to establish a power base for cultural identity as well as for the art itself. This book is an artistic debate on the issues.
Category: Performing Arts

Duncan Grant And The Bloomsbury Group

Author : Douglas Blair Turnbaugh
ISBN : UOM:39015016400031
Genre : Art
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Traces the life of the modern British painter, discusses his relationship with Vanessa Bell and other members of the Bloomsbury Group, and discusses Grant's current reputation as a painter
Category: Art

Women In World History Laa Lyud

Author : Anne Commire
ISBN : 0787640689
Genre : History
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"Locating information on women is difficult and the editors have done a fine job assembling and publishing information extant on individual women from many nations both living and dead. Because in some cases only birth, marriage, children, and death dates are known, the 10,000 articles vary in length according to the subject. If you haven't been able to answer reference questions on women, you need this set."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001.
Category: History

Millennial Keynes

Author : Bruno Ventelou
ISBN : 0765631660
Genre : Business & Economics
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This work provides a concise grounding in the the origins, development, and continuing significance of Keynesian economics. The author first presents the contributions of economists working before Keynes who would have tremendous influence on him and his work, such as Walras, Pigou, Marshall, Straffa, and Fisher. Ventelou then introduces and analyzes Keynes's own major works, including the Treatise on Money, Treatise on Probability, and the General Theory. He concludes by looking at the many differing interpretations of the influencee of the Keynesian tradition on economics as a discipline, and the schools of thought that have spawned these often divergent opinions. Ventelou also offers a detailed explanation of why these ongoing debates among econmists are likely to continue.
Category: Business & Economics