Text Edited by Charles Engell France, 'Baryshnikov at Work: Mikhail Baryshnikov Discusses His Roles,' a Borzoi Book published by Alfred A. Knopf, New York, first published in 1976, this is the first paperback edition of 1978, photographs by Martha Swope.
Baryshnikov at Work: Mikhail Baryshnikov Discusses His Roles is a 252 page softcover measuring 11 1/4" x 10". The protective plastic cover on the cover is bubbling but intact. The back cover has a chip and small closed tear. Inside, the pages are clean, crisp and unmarked. The condition is good.
This was not an easy book to make...Mikhail Baryshnikov is a very modest man. But fortunately his life is his work. And on the subject of his work he is passionate and expansive. Since he began to dance in the West, Baryshnikov has attacked his work with a vengeance, dancing more than twenty new roles in less than two years. This book is a history in pictures of that period and a history in words of how he felt about every role he danced--what it was like to perform new works in styles he had never dreamed of attempting, what it was like to develop the ones he knew. Perhaps never before has an artist of such impact and importance taken the time in the middle of such an extraordinarily active career to document his development, his artistic curiosity, and the sheer work of it all. --Charles Engell France
ISBN: 0-394-73587-0 (pbk)