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Swan Lake [Concertina fold-out book]: Leporello (Novelty book)


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Swan Lake [Concertina fold-out book]: Leporello Cover Image


Based on a performance of Pyotr Tchaikovsky's Swan Lake, Ping Zhu captures the delicate precision and backstage bustle of ballet in this delightfully designed concertina book.

A tribute to the measured intensity of ballet, Zhu explores both sides of the curtain at a working dance venue. Once the book is unfolded, readers will find the elegant front-of-house performance on one side and the fraught mechanics of the show on the other.

Swan Lake will be immediately loved by all those with an interest in the performing arts.

About the Author

Ping Zhu is a freelance illustrator who frequently contributes to the New Yorker, the New York Times, and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. She also works with book publishers (Nobrow Press, Pushkin Press and Helium) as well as advertising agencies (VSA Partners, Pentagram, and Concrete). She attended Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, CA and is currently based in London, UK. Her portfolio is available at

Praise For…

—Design Week

—Comic Book Resources

"Immensely stylish"
—Playing by the Book
Product Details
ISBN: 9781907704222
ISBN-10: 1907704221
Publisher: Nobrow
Publication Date: September 4th, 2012
Pages: 20
Language: English
Series: Leporello