This is the catalogue that accompanied the exhibition “Lila de Nobili – Yannis Tsarouchis. An encounter”, that was held at the Benaki Museum, in cooperation with the Tsarouchis Foundation (4 July-23 September 2002), as a tribute to the great set and costume designer and painter Lila de Nobili (1916-2002). In this book more than 200 works by Lila de Nobili have been gathered together from the Yannis Tsarouchis Museum and private collections, as well as samples of her work in the theatre and the opera (models for sets, costume designs, etc.) and of her skill as a painter (illustrations of books, impressions of Italy, etc.). At the same time works by Yannis Tsarouchis are presented that demonstrate the artistic kinship and common concerns of the two artists.