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Swan Lake

By Ping Zhu
Illustrated by Ping Zhu

Swan Lake is a beautiful concertina book detailing a night at the Ballet.

Illustrated by Californian artist Ping Zhu, we see the pristine theatre, audience and performance on one side and the back-stage bustle and nerves on the other. Based on a performance of Tchaikovsky’s Swan Lake, the images are not only inspired by the dramatic story but also the atmosphere of a working dance venue. Zhu illustrates the orchestra, the boxes and even the entrance hall and ticket office. Backstage is a world away from the delicate and precise presentation of front stage – ropes and pulleys, stage hands and prop handlers, seamstresses sewing sequins, ballerinas nervously awaiting their queue, the director signalling and gesturing silently – all in all we are treated to delightful concertina which anyone with an interest in the performing arts will immediately love.

  • Can be read as a book or unfolded and displayed on a shelf or even hung on the wall.
  • Beautifully illustrated and printed using only the best paper and materials, it is a great collectors item or gift for design enthusiasts.
  • Suitable for all ages.

About the author

Ping Zhu grew up in Los Angeles and recently graduated from Art Center, Pasadena, USA with a first class degree in illustration. She works as a freelance illustrator and now lives in Chelsea, London. We are very excited to be publishing her first book.

ISBN: 9781907704222
Imprint: Nobrow
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: March 1, 2012
Dimensions: 138 x 235mm, 20pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $19.99
New Zealand RRP: $22.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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