Sotheby's Publications. London. 1991. First edition. Hardback; navy cloth-bound boards. 272 pages. Illustrated extensively in colour and b&w. English. 285 x 245mm. 1.6kg. 0856673919. Very good, in very good dust jacket; slight shelf wear, light browning to top edge of inner flaps of jacket.
A generously illustrated survey of Leon Bakst's designs for theatre and the ballet. From 1901 until 1924 Bakst enthralled ballet audiences with his sensational, colourful designs for the sets and costumes of the Ballets Russes, and for individual stars such as Anna Pavlova and Ida Rubinstein. Alexander Schouvaloff's survey recounts Bakst's life, illustrates and critically examines his work, and includes a complete list of productions, exhibitions and bibliography. From the library of the theatre designer David Collis.