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Le Ballet by Boris Kochno 1954 1st edition WITH Original Picasso Lithograph
france: hachette, 1954. cover has some wear, on spine mostly, inside is clean tight and very good. Le Ballet by Boris Kochno 1954 1st edition published by Arts du Monde, Hachette WITH Original Picasso Lithograph printed by Mourlot Freres Red cloth over boards; 378 pp.; 415 plates and figures cover design by Henri Matisse First edition of this history of ballet, with an original four-color lithographic frontispiece signed in the plate by Pablo Picasso and hundreds of additional illustrations, including over a dozen tipped-in color plates by modern artists, in original publisher's cloth featuring a design by Henri Matisse. "Picasso made a lithograph at Vallauris in March 1954. It represents, in several colors, the figure of a woman dancing; she seems, at once, both abstract and corporal. In the book, Kochno traces the history of ballet from the masquerades at 15th-century courts to the modern ballets of the first half of the 20th century... The front of the red cloth cover is stamped in white with a drawing after Matisse of a ballerina in tutu" (Picasso: The Illustrated Books, 180). The original Picasso lithograph is rarely present. The book boasts hundreds of in-text illustrations and half-tones, as well as numerous tipped-in color plates of costumes and set designs by artists such as Toulouse-Lautrec, Bakst, Braque, Miró, Laurencin and Picasso. Text in French.". [Attributes: First Edition]
Bookseller: sheapast [Van Nuys, California, United States]
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