Edited by Erik Naslund.
Dansmuseet & Bokforlaget Langenskiold. Stockholm. 2009. First edition. Hardback; printed pattern on boards. xxxii, 356 pages. Profusely illustrated in colour and monochrome with many full-page plates. English & Swedish. 335 x 250mm. 2.8kg. 9789197790161. Fine.
This finely produced and designed book is a catalogue of the collection of costumes for Diaghilev's Ballets Russes held by the Dansmuseet in Stockholm. It is one of the finest and largest collections of its kind in the world. The costumes are photographed and described fully, illustrating the designs of Leon Bakst, Alexandre Benois, de Chirico, Andre Derain, Natalia Gontcharova, Larionov, Laurencin, Lurcat, Masson, Matisse, Pedro Pruna, Nicholas Roerich, Jose-Maria Sert, Pavel Tchelitchev.