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Monday, 06 February 2017 17:08

Publication of the Designing Dreams, a Celebration of Leon Bakst catalogue


This publication, conceived as an extension of the exhibition Designing Dreams, A Celebration of Léon Bakst and its design, gathers scientific contributions from leading researchers and art historians alongside in situ installation views, pays tribute to Léon Bakst, the greatest set designer of the modern era.

Viewing theater as a total artwork in which choreography, music, costumes and sets were of equal importance, Léon Bakst worked closely with artists such as Serge Diaghilev, Vaslav Nijinsky, Jean Cocteau, Ida Rubinstein and Igor Stravinsky, transforming the perception of ballet.

Like the exhibition, the book highlights Bakst’s finest achievements in stage design, while also revealing his decisive influence in the field of textile design.

The cloth covers of each publication, available in five colors, were stenciled by Nick Mauss during a residency in Monaco using motifs created by Léon Bakst.

Designing Dreams, A Celebration of Léon Bakst celebrates the artform of the book and offers a detailed presentation of Bakst's drawings, costume and textile designs, previously unpublished writings on ornament and fashion, new scholarship on Bakst’s sources and the impact of his vision, as well in situ views of the scenography created by Nick Mauss for the exhibition.

Edited by Célia Bernasconi, John E. Bowlt, Nick Mauss
Preface by HRH The Princess of Hanover, President of the NMNM Board and Acquisition Committee
Foreword by Marie-Claude Beaud, Director of the NMNM
Texts by Leon Bakst, John E. Bowlt, Emmelyn Butterfield-Rosen, Nina Lobanov-Rostovsky, Firuza Melville, Nicoletta Misler, Elena Terkel

2017, Mousse Publishing, 45 €
208 pages, French / English
Flexicover, 24 x 33 cm
ISBN 9-788867-492770

Information : bookshop[@]nmnm[point]mc



 
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