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Bauhaus Ballet by Lesley Barnes, Gabby Dawnay

Bauhaus Ballet

Lesley Barnes, Gabby Dawnay

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Category: Children's
Imprint: Laurence King Publishing
Publisher: Laurence King Publishing
Publication date: 26 Aug 2019
ISBN: 9781786274885
4 stars out of 5
James Lovegrove
6 Sep 2019

"Gabby Dawnay and illustrator Lesley Barnes have produced a scintillating thing"

[W]e have Bauhaus Ballet, which re-creates in pop-up form the costumes and choreography used by German Modernist painter Oskar Schlemmer in his avant-garde Triadic Ballet (1922). This may strike you as a peculiar subject for a pop-up book, and it is, but writer Gabby Dawnay and illustrator Lesley Barnes have produced a scintillating thing using geometric patterns, restrained colours and cunning paper engineering. Chunks of sparse text loop around the images, mimicking the shifting steps of a dance.

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