Author: Edh, Börje; Photographs by Mats Bäcker
Year Published: 1998
No. of pages: 111
Illustrations: 80 Color Illustrations. 13 B&W Illustrations.
Binding: Hardbound w/ jacket
Size: 13”x 9 1/2”
Biblio/Bio: Index. Bibl.
This gorgeous book is a pictorial cavalcade presenting 46 stories about the intriguing costumes and objects from the heyday of the 1700s up to the 1920s. Author Börje Edh, costume designer for the Royal Opera for over 30 years, presents his favorites from their extensive collection, and weaves exciting stories using intricate details regarding the historical backgrounds of each piece. This book blends the history of opera, costume, and culture into one exhilarating story that, above all, will entertain its audience- like the Royal Opera itself.