Bakst. The Story of the Artist's Life.


Bakst. The Story of the Artist’s Life.

London The Bayard Press 1923

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A Fine copy of the first edition of this celebrated work.
André Levinson (1887-1933) was born in St. Petersburg but emigrated to France in 1918 where he became a critic and dance writer. One of the most influential critics of the early 20th Century, he was known as a formalist and espoused the notion of ‘Pure Dance’.


First English edition. Limited to 315 copies. Folio (37.5 x 29 cm). 240 pp., 68 plates, some in colour, with numerous engravings and illustrations in text. Original publisher’s vellum, title stamped in brown on upper board, spine with raised bands with lettering and ornaments in brown; some light spotting; a good copy.



Stock ID: 97824