The Decorative Art of Leon Bakst

The Decorative Art of Leon Bakst

Leon Bakst; Arsene Alexandre; Jean Cocteau

London : Fine Art Society, 1913

[First English Edition of the Earliest Major Work on Baskt]  Limited edition of only 425 copies. Folio; 41 cm.  Bound in publisher's 3/4 vellum over marbled boards.  Gilt stamped spine. Top edge gilt. Green, calf spine label. 51 pages; portrait frontispiece and 77 mounted plates, including 50 in color.   Art decoratif de Leon Bakst; translated from the French by Harry Melvill.   "With the greatest economy of means he [Bakst] obtains the greatest sum of effect, and thus he realises an "orchestration" of colour in unison with the true colour of music..." (Preface). The colour plates depict Bakst's iconic costume designs (several made for Nijinsky) and several stage sets.  Cocteau provided the notes on the ballets the designs were created for.  [Ballets Russes (Diaghilev)]  

This is an oversized or heavy book, which requires additional postage for international delivery outside the US.

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