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[BAKST]. REAU, Louis; ROCHE, Louis; SVETLOV, Valerian ; TESSIER, A.

Inedited Works of Bakst.

Stock Code
102411
New York, Brentano's, 1927
£7,500

Fine example from the limited edition of this collection of Bakst's previously unpublished pieces.
An outstanding painter, Bakst is best remembered for the costumes and theatrical sets he designed for Diaghilev's Ballet Russes. However, the artist's work stretched well beyond that. Along with Bakst's designs of costumes for such ballets as Daphnis and Chloe, The Sleeping Princess and Boris Godounov, this work examines many of artist's other accomplishments. Magnificent illustrations, which include 20 photo-type plates hand-coloured en pochoir, were produced in the French atelier of Daniel Jacomet, one of the leaders in pochoir. They are accompanied by four essays that explore Bakst's life, his contribution to the development of the modern art of Western Europe and artist's unique interpretation of music.

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Description

Limited edition, one of 600 copies, this being copy number one; folio (34 x 26 cm); 127pp., with 30 plates by Bakst, including 20 coloured by pochoir, 5 colour printed and mounted and 5 plain, lettered tissue guards, black and white and colour illustrations in the text, a few leaves are loose, very minor spotting; original cloth backed boards with vignette printed to centre of upper cover, slight browning, original printed dust jacket with Bakst's design, spine replaced and jacket repaired, a good copy.

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