L'Art Decoratif De Leon Bakst. Arsene Alexandre.

L'Art Decoratif De Leon Bakst

Paris: Maurice De Brunoff, 1913. Bakst, Leon. First edition. Hardcover. 49 pages in text. Folio, 41 x 28 cm. Fifty tipped-in color lithographs, and twenty-seven tipped-in black and white plates, mounted on gray paper. Notes on the Ballet by Jean Cocteau. Lev Samoylovich Rosenberg (Bakst), painter and stage designer realized his greatest artistic success in the Alesandrinksy and Maryinsky theaters, and latter from 1901 to 1921 with Diaghilev at the Ballet Russe where he designed more productions than any other artist. A fine example of Leon Bakst's contribution to the Russian ballet of the Diaghilev period. It includes a fine text by Alexandre and Cocteau, and numerous plates representing the various scenes and costumes he created for Diaghilev's ballet company. Bakst's greatest works are included in this volume, such as Scheherazade, Cleopatre, Daphnis and Chloe, and the notorious L'Apres-Midi d'un Faun, the erotic ballet choreographed and performed by the legendary Nijinsky. Interior contents fresh and clean, small nick to backstrip label, owner inscription front cover pastedown dated 1913. Three quarter vellum and blue cloth. Very good. Item #17615

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