Leon Bakst (Penguin non-fiction)

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This illustrated book concerns Leon Bakst (!866-1924), a Russian artist and a founding member of the Mir iskusstva (World Art) association, a group organized in St Petersburg in the late 1890s by artists and art lovers, led by Alexander Benois and Sergei Diaghilev. It contains colour reproductions of his paintings, book illustrations and set designs for which he was most noted. His stage sets and costumes are known for their elements of fantasy, beauty and historical accuracy. He made a unique contribution to the promotion of Russian art in Western Europe as the leading designer for the Russian ballet.

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This album includes handsome reproductions of the Russian artist's work and a laudatory essay as well as a chronology (Bakst, who was born Lev Samoilovich Rosenberg in Grodno, lived from 1866-1924) featuring photographs and excerpts from letters. A prominent member of the Mir iskusst va (World of Art) Society, Bakst is probably best remembered for his theatrical designs, notably Diaghilev's Ballets Russes , extraordinary for their rich colors and imaginative patterns. Even Bakst's most opulent set and costume designs convincingly state that more is more. According to this book, it was the ballet Scheherazade that "disclosed for the first time Bakst's full coloristic potential . . . To convey the mood generated by the music through colour, to interpret in a painterly way the emotional sensuality inherent in the musicthis was the most significant innovation to occur in theatre design for many years." Many of the volume's thoughtfully selected illustrations (115 in color; 85 in black and white) are culled from Soviet collections. Also included are a good number of Bakst's impressive book illustrations, paintings and portraits. If anything is missing from this artfully designed volume, it is the critical perspective that might have been provided by a more objective text. Although the book is a rewarding labor of love, more instructive and clearly presented information would have been helpful.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

From Library Journal:

This delightful introduction to Bakst (1866-1924) traces his career with the Ballets Russes and his relationship with the other members of the World of Art movement. Bakst was surely a genius in the art of dramatic color for the stage; what is so beautifully represented here is the extent of his talent in other media. The illustrations, all handsomely reproduced and with a fine accompanying catalog and chronology, cover not only his setting and costume designs but a wide array of portraits, landscapes, and magazine covers. One of the finest studies of a European costume designer to have appeared recently.Sally R. Sims, Univ. of Maryland, College Park, Lib.
Copyright 1988 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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