December 14, 1998 12:00 PM

edited by Christopher Ramsey; preface by Peter Martins

From George Balanchine to Mikhail Baryshnikov, New York City Ballet has brought many of the century’s great dancers and choreographers toe-to-toe. All make an encore appearance in this trove, a beautifully produced book that brims with stunning performance photos and set designs, as well as illuminating essays by admirers like Wendy Wasserstein. (Morrow, $50)

Bottom Line: Perfectly poised bow to a modern ballet institution

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