Of Barbara Karinska, George Balanchine said, "There is Shakespeare for literature and Karinska for costume." While any comparison to Shakespeare is hyperbole, Karinska was certainly among the greatest costume designers of her generation. She was one of Balanchine's closest collaborators, and her work for film, theater, opera, and dance helped define the look of an era. Among others, she worked with Agnes de Mille, Bronislava Nijinska, Jerome Robbins, Louis Jouvet, Franco Zeffirelli, Mike Todd, Victor Fleming, and George Cukor. One of the highest moments in her long career was the remounting of Firebird in 1970 for the New York City Ballet based on designs by Chagall. Entertainingly written by Bentley (Winter Season, A Dancer's Journal, LJ 8/82. o.p.), a former dancer with the New York City Ballet, this lavishly illustrated volume is recommended for costume, theater, and dance collections.-Daniel J. Lombardo, Jones Lib., Amherst, Mass.