PUBLISHER
Editions Dilecta

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Hardcover, 11 x 8 in. / 160 pgs / 82 color / 14 bw.

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Pub Date
Out of stock indefinitely

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D.A.P. Exclusive
Catalog: FALL 2012 p. 110   

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ISBN 9791090490048 TRADE
List Price: $60.00 CDN $79.00

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Toronto, Canada
Sony Centre for the Performing Arts, 06/08/12-06/10/12

Brooklyn, NY
Brooklyn Academy of Music, 09/14/12-09/16/12

Berkeley, CA
Zellerbach Hall, 10/26/12-10/28/12

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EDITIONS DILECTA

Robert Wilson & Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach

Foreword by Robert Wilson.

Featured image is reproduced from <I>Robert Wilson & Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach</I>.Debuting at the Avignon Festival in France in 1976, Robert Wilson and Philip Glass’ Einstein on the Beach completely reinvented opera, synthesizing the musical and theatrical avant-gardes of its time into one spectacular five-hour extravaganza. Colossal in ambition, length and scale, it appeared on paper to obey all the conventions of opera--four acts, the singers on the stage, duets, choirs, an orchestra pit--but it drastically departed from them in all other respects. Einstein on the Beach had no plot, the singers did not play characters, the music was minimalist and repetitive, and connections between the images and the music were also fairly minimal. Nonetheless, the opera successfully stormed the gates of classical opera and seized the public imagination. Following its 1976 premiere, the work was staged twice, in 1984 (at the Brooklyn Academy of Music) and 1992 (at Princeton)--and then, for the first time in 20 years, it was performed in January 2012 at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, an event that paved the way for an official tour that commences in March 2012, with stops in London, Toronto, Brooklyn, Berkeley, Mexico City and Amsterdam. This anniversary volume gathers previously unpublished material that includes Robert Wilson’s original workbook, sketches and storyboards annotated with Philip Glass’ notes, as well as photographs from the opera’s various world tours. Together these documents illustrate the genesis of a collaboration that created a revolution in contemporary opera.

Featured image is reproduced from Robert Wilson & Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach.

Robert Wilson & Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach

STATUS: Out of stock indefinitely.

STAFF REVIEW

The most famous anecdote about Philip Glass is that around the time Einstein on the Beach premiered in the U.S., at the Metropolitan Opera in 1976, he was driving a cab. Performing and composing music didn't earn him enough money to pay his ensemble. Call it genius, stubborn or mad, but Glass has always done precisely what he wants. Einstein on the Beach (1976) is an opera in four acts, scored by Glass and directed by theatrical producer & artist Robert Wilson. It's only been shown a handful of times since its premiere. This anniversary volume gathers previously unpublished material that includes Robert Wilson's original workbook, sketches and storyboards annotated with Philip Glass' notes, as well as photographs from the opera's various world tours. Einstein on the Beach,/I> will be getting lots of press starting this summer, as a large North American tour is planned. -- Alexa Forosty
Artbook | D.A.P. Staff

 

ROBERT WILSON MONOGRAPHS + ARTIST'S BOOKS

Robert Wilson: Space Time

ROBERT WILSON: SPACE TIME

Text by Franco Laera, Achille Bonito Oliva, Francesco Casetti, Noah Khoshbin, Carmelo Marabello, Robert L. Pincus, Matthew Shattuck, Robert Wilson.

SILVANA EDITORIALE

ISBN: 9788836625086
USD $35.00
| CAN $40

Pub Date: 10/31/2013
Out of print | Not available


Robert Wilson & Philip Glass: Einstein on the Beach

ROBERT WILSON & PHILIP GLASS: EINSTEIN ON THE BEACH

Foreword by Robert Wilson.

EDITIONS DILECTA

ISBN: 9791090490048
USD $60.00
| CAN $79

Pub Date: 9/30/2012
Out of stock indefinitely | Not available


Robert Wilson from Within

ROBERT WILSON FROM WITHIN

Edited by Margery Arent Safir. Text by Marina Abramovic, Laurie Anderson, Philip Glass, Isabelle Huppert, et al.

THE ARTS ARENA

ISBN: 9782953823707
USD $55.00
| CAN $65

Pub Date: 10/31/2011
Out of print | Not available


Robert Wilson: The Watermill Center

ROBERT WILSON: THE WATERMILL CENTER

Edited by José Macián, Sue Jane Stoker, Jörn Weisbrodt.

DACO VERLAG

ISBN: 9783871350542
USD $95.00
| CAN $127.5

Pub Date: 1/31/2012
Active | In stock


Robert Wilson: Video Portraits

ROBERT WILSON: VIDEO PORTRAITS

Edited by Peter Weibel. Text by Norman Bryson, Ali Hossaini, Noah Khoshbin, Matthew Shattuck, Nicola Suthor, Peter Weibel, Robert Wilson.

WALTHER KöNIG, KöLN

ISBN: 9783865608505
USD $45.00
| CAN $60

Pub Date: 9/30/2011
Out of stock indefinitely | Not available


Balanchine Then and Now

BALANCHINE THEN AND NOW

SYLPH EDITIONS

ISBN: 9780955296390
USD $45.00
| CAN $60

Pub Date: 11/30/2009
Out of stock indefinitely | Not available


Broken Screen: Expanding The Image, Breaking The Narrative

BROKEN SCREEN: EXPANDING THE IMAGE, BREAKING THE NARRATIVE

Edited by Noel Daniel.

D.A.P./DISTRIBUTED ART PUBLISHERS

ISBN: 9781933045269
USD $40.00
| CAN $50

Pub Date: 11/15/2005
Out of print | Not available


Robert Wilson

ROBERT WILSON

Edited by Miguel Morey and Carmen Pardo.

EDICIONES POLíGRAFA

ISBN: 9788434309876
USD $60.00
| CAN $79

Pub Date: 7/2/2003
Out of stock indefinitely | Not available



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