George Barbier Vingt-cinq costumes pour le théatre. Préface par Edmond Jaloux. George BARBIER.
George Barbier Vingt-cinq costumes pour le théatre. Préface par Edmond Jaloux.
George Barbier Vingt-cinq costumes pour le théatre. Préface par Edmond Jaloux.
George Barbier Vingt-cinq costumes pour le théatre. Préface par Edmond Jaloux.
George Barbier Vingt-cinq costumes pour le théatre. Préface par Edmond Jaloux.
George Barbier Vingt-cinq costumes pour le théatre. Préface par Edmond Jaloux.

George Barbier Vingt-cinq costumes pour le théatre. Préface par Edmond Jaloux.
George Barbier Vingt-cinq costumes pour le théatre. Préface par Edmond Jaloux.

Paris: Chez Camille Bloch & Jules Meynial, 1927.

Quarto, portrait frontispiece, introduction followed by twenty-five pochoir colour plates, each signed by the artist and mounted on tinted grey Arches paper; fine in polished half-calf with black lettering.

Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes

A remarkable collection of elegant theatrical costume designs signed by leading French Art Deco designer George Barbier (1882-1932) with a portrait frontispiece of Barbier by his friend and rival Charles Martin. Although primarily a book illustrator, Barbier applied his considerable skill to fabric design, posters, jewellery, wallpapers and commercial wrappings. He rose to prominence on the Parisian scene after his first exhibition of 1911 and worked under the creative direction of Diaghilev for the Ballets Russes, issuing a portfolio of designs for Nijinsky in 1913. The designs featured in Vingt-Cinq Costumes pour le theatre show Barbier at the height of his artistic career.

A remarkable collection of elegant theatrical costume designs signed by leading French Art Deco designer George Barbier (1882-1932) with a portrait frontispiece of Barbier by his friend and rival Charles Martin. Although primarily a book illustrator, Barbier applied his considerable skill to fabric design, posters, jewellery, wallpapers and commercial wrappings. He rose to prominence on the Parisian scene after his first exhibition of 1911 and worked under the creative direction of Diaghilev for the Ballets Russes, issuing a portfolio of designs for Nijinsky in 1913. The designs featured in Vingt-Cinq Costumes pour le theatre show Barbier at the height of his artistic career.

Limited edition of 260 copies.

Price (AUD): $7,500.00  other currencies     Ref: #4504079