Darcey Bussell | Photo-Biography | First look at the photos
I’m not (yet) allowed to tell you all about Darcey Bussell’s new photo-biography, but I can say that this covetable book is in a league of it’s own and for that reason alone I encourage you to pre-order, especially the Limited Edition boxed and signed version – the details are at the bottom of this page.
Today, the publisher of Darcey Bussell’s upcoming photo-biography, entitled simply Darcey Bussell, released a selection of images ahead of publication in early September.
What makes this book unique are the captions which Darcey has penned herself, and they are included here with the photographs I have chosen.
Darcey Bussell is a glorious photographic celebration of the spectacular career of the world-famous ballerina. Showcasing Darcey’s incredible talent as well as featuring revealing personal photographs from backstage and the studio, this pictorial memoir is lavishly illustrated with the work of world-class photographers from Mario Testino and Annie Liebovitz to Bryan Adams, Mary McCartney, Bill Cooper and Johan Persson.
Darcey Bussell commented on the upcoming publication : “I am so excited to be able to put this compilation of photos together, I have wanted to make this book for a long time and now it has come to fruition. Throughout my career I was very fortunate to work with many incredibly talented photographers. They not only captured the essence of my work, but provided me with so many wonderful memories, which I have also included in this book. I hope you really enjoy it.”
The images create a stunning visual backdrop to Darcey’s ballet story which is woven through the book in extended captions. Darcey reveals the personal story behind each photograph.
Darcey Bussell’s personal appearances
Bussell will be at the V&A on Friday 21 September, Cheltenham Literature Festival on Sunday 14 October, an event in Birmingham with Waterstones on Thursday 22 November and a signing at Waterstones Windsor on Thursday 29 November.
You can read my complete review of Darcey Bussell’s photo-biography on September 3rd and you can, of course, pre order your copy here, saving you some money too :
There are two versions, and as it’s such an iconic piece of history I recommend that you waste no time and pre-order the Limited Edition, which is signed by Darcey Bussell and boxed.
This is the un-signed version of the book :
This is the Limited Edition version, boxed, signed by Darcey Bussell, and my recommendation :