Moscow: Izobrazitelnoye Iskusstvo Publishers, 1987. This is a very good hardcover copy in a very good illustrated card slipcase with light wear: one small dent to the spine (not visible internally). Text completely in RUSSIAN, but two page English summary at the end. Completely clean inside and out. Art historian, Viktor Berezkin, surveys the history of Checkhov productions in Russia. The set designs, costumes, producers, directors and actors. Starting with the first production of the Seagull in 1898 at the Moscow Art Theatre, all the way through Soviet productions of the 1960's and 70's. Illustrated in color with 141 plates.10" high X 7" wide, 236 pages. . Hard Cover. Very Good.
Budapest: Jaffa Kiado, 2008. This is a near fine softcover copy with almost no wear. Completely clean inside and out. Text in English and Hungarian. Monograph on the Hungarian artist El Kazovszkij (1948- 2008), who was a Russian-born Hungarian painter, set designer and performance artist. This is the most complete book on this unusual transgender artist. Complete with DVD in rear sleeve. Essays by seven authors. Illustrated in color with many color plates and black & white with many vintage photographs of performances and installations. Exhibition history. Bibliography. 11" high X 9" wide, 218 pages. . Soft Cover. Near Fine.
Berlin: Deutschen Sektion Des Internationalen Theaterinstitutes, 1960. This is a very good softcover copy with just light wear. Very clean inside and out. This copy belonged to the American set designer, Jo Mielziner, who signed it on the front cover. Text in German and English. Three essays by Carl Ebert, Gerhard Graubner and Walter Unruh. Illustrated throughout in black & white. . Soft Cover. Very Good.
New York: Emursive, 2011. This is a near fine softcover copy, very small bump to bottom right corner. Completely clean inside and out. Theater program for Emursive's 2011 adaptation of Macbeth set in the 1930's and staged at the 'McKittrick Hotel' in New York. The 'McKittrick Hotel' was actually three warehouses in the Chelsea district of New York. Illustrated in black & white and color, photographs of the actors, interviews, etc. 11" high X 8" wide, 68 pages.. Soft Cover. Near Fine.
Czechoslovakia: Osveta, 1984. This is a very good hardcover copy in a very good dust jacket with just light wear. Very clean inside and out. Text in Slovak. Illustrated throughout in black & white with photographs from various theater productions, all from the Archiv Divadla SNP. Bibliography. 10" high X 8" wide, 280 pages. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.
U.S.A.: Routledge/Motley Press, 2000. This is an as new hardcover copy with no wear at all. Completely clean inside and out. 11" high X 8" wide, 542 pages. . Hard Cover. As New.
Germany: Verlag Gerd Hatje, 1994. This is an about very good softcover copy with some wear to the back cover. Back cover corner creased. Completely clean inside and out. Spine is not creased. Text in German. This catalog was prepared to accompany the exhibition in Dusseldorf from July 30-Ocober 16, 1994 ; Vienna from November 11, 1994- January 29, 1995 and Hannover from February 19-May 21, 1995. Illustrated profusely in color and some black & white. Checklist with 192 works catalogued. All illustrated, most in color. Chronology. Bibliography. 11" high X 9" wide, 311 pages. Large heavy book foreign postage will be extra. . Soft Cover. Very Good.
Fondo Nacional de las Artes, 1996. This is as very good softcover copy with just light cover wear. Signed and briefly inscribed to a colleague, by the artist, Guillermo de la Torre, on the half title-page, and dated 1998. Otherwise completely clean inside and out. Text in Spanish. Illustrated throughout in color and black & white, with reproductions of the artist's set and costume designs and vintage photographs from the productions of the plays. Curriculum vitae and illustrated chronology. 9" high X 12" wide, 163 pages. . Signed by Artist.. Soft Cover. Very Good.
Washington,D.C.: International Exhibitions Foundation, 1976. This is a very good softcover copy with just light wear, completely clean inside. Text by renowned scholar John Bowlt. Subtitled "A Loan Exhibition of Stage and Costume Designs From the Collection of Mr. and Mrs.Nikita D.Lobanov-Rostovsky", this show features some 30 artists' work. Not only Lissitzky, Rodchenko, Exter and Popova but many artists less well known in the states. 127 black & white illustrations. Artists' biographies. Short bibliography. 11" high X 8" wide, 84 pages. . Soft Cover. Very Good.
Shanghai, China: Shanghai Museum , 1989. This is a very good hardcover copy in a very good dustjacket with just light wear. Completely clean inside and out, no writing or marks. Text in Chinese. 227 color photographs of Nuo mask art from Guizhou, China. Nuo opera or Nuo drama is one of the most popular folk operas in southern China. Characterized by its special features such as ferocious masks, unique dresses and adornments, the strange language used in performance and mysterious scenes. 11" high X 9" wide, 147 pages. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.
Moscow: Vserossiiskoe teatral'noe obshchestvo / Russian Theatrical Society, 1960. This is a very good 5 volume hardcover set (complete) three volumes with dustwrappers, two without. All volumes very clean inside, no marks. The off white dustwrappers are tanned and have a few stains to the spine of the last volume only and several closed edge tears. Two volumes have faint tan stains to top page-edge not visible internally. All text in Russian. The set is edited by V. F. Ryndin. All drawings by V.I. Kozlinskii. Additional editing and text by Elena Kurbatova and Elizaveta Berman. This set covers Russian costume design for staged productions from 1750 to 1917. In other words from the beginning of Russian drama to the Russian Revolution. All volumes are illustrated with drawings similar to fashion drawings in French and German periodicals from the late 19th century. All volumes have some color drawings as well as black & white. All volumes also have some technical details to guide the costume designers making period costumes: some of the illustrations are like pattern designs for tailors. A spectacular resource. 12" high X 9" wide, 170 & 182 & 182 & 182 & 222 pages. The volumes were all published between 1960 and 1972. Volume 1: 1750-1830, volume 2: 1830-1850, volume 3: 1850-1870, volume 4: 1870-1890, volume 5: 1890-1917. Foreign buyers should expect extra postage.. Hard Cover. Very Good/Good.
New York: Benjamin Blom, Inc., 1964. This is a very good hardcover copy in a very good dust jacket with some wear. The jacket is all there not price-clipped but has minor soiling, a few small closed tears and one tiny repaired hole at the lower edge of the front panel. Completely clean inside. Four pages have an indentation or wrinkle, at the lower edge, probably from the binder. Illustrated throughout in color and black & white. Classic study of the 'Theatre of Marvels' or popular street theater which was practiced in Europe from 1789 to the 1860's. This study grew out of the author's work at Harvard and later the Sorbonne on this fascinating subject. Profusely illustrated in color and black & white with about 200 prints and engravings. Preface by Marcel Marceau. Bibliography. 12" high X 9" wide, 208 pages. . First American Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.
Italy: Privately Printed, 1999. This is an almost very good softcover copy with some wear. Faint small stain to lower edge of first three pages. Text by Marcello Aldega and Margot Gordon. This catalog reproduces 35 drawings for the stage that were originally attributed to Fabrizio Galliari, but that the authors believe to actually be by his son Giuseppino Galliari (1752- 1817). Short text + bibliography + color plates. 7" high X 10" wide. . Soft Cover. Good.
Venezia: Palazzo Grassi, 1975. This is a very good softcover copy with just light cover wear. Completely clean inside and out. Text in Italian and English. This catalog was prepared for the exhibition at the Palazzo Grassi in Venice in the summer of 1975. Curated by Richard Buckle, with materials from the Theatre Museum in London. The exhibition highlights the work of the artists who designed sets and costumes for Serge Diaghilev's ballets. They include Picasso, Leon Bakst, Nicolas Roerich, Juan Gris, Georges Braques, Pavel Tchelitchev, Michel Larionov, Natalia Gontcharova, Marie Laurencin, Alexandre Benois, etc. Illustrated in black & white. Checklist of each room in the Palazzo Grassi with the works displayed, and many legthy entries by R.B. 9" high X 10" wide, 41 text pages + plates. . Soft Cover. Very Good.
Scheersberg: Jugendhof Scheersberg, 1971. This is an about very good softcover copy with light cover wear. A few very small stains. Completely clean inside. Text in German. Illustrated throughout in black & white with photographs of the actors, classes, rehearsals, performances, etc. 6" high X 8" wide, 106 pages. . Soft Cover. Very Good.
Chicago: Field Museum of Natural History, 1923. This is a very good softcover copy with light wear. Light toning to covers. Tear cover corner chip. Illustrated with several fold-outs. Pamphlet accompanying an exhibit at the Field Museum of Natural History in Chicago, 1929. Table of contents: The Religious Drama of the Chinese; The Lion-Dance, China; Imperial Play, China; The Shadow-Play, China; The Tibetan Mystery-Play; The Theatre in Java; Singhalese Masks. 8" high X 6" wide, 57 pages. . Soft Cover. Very Good.
Paris: Henri Veyrier, 1984. This is an about very good softcover copy with light wear to the edges. Very clean inside and out. Text in French. Illustrated throughout in black & white. Bibliography. Indices of films, names. 11" high X 8" wide, 238 pages. . Soft Cover. Very Good.
Firenze: Centro Di, 1980. This is a very good 2 volume (complete) softcover set with just light wear. Completely clean inside and out. Text in Italian. A comprehensive survey of the fine and decorative arts of 18th century Naples. Essays by various scholars including Anthony Blunt, Mario Praz, Francis Haskell, Domenico de Marco, Raffaele Ajello, Giancarlo Alisio, Mario de Cunzo, Valentina Maderna, Flavia Petrelli, Oreste Ferrari, Nicola Spinosa, Raffaello Causa, Marina Causa Picone, Cesare de Seta, Teodoro Fittipaldi, Alvar Gonzalez-Palacios, Margherita Siniscalco, Vega de Martini, Guido Donatone, Salvatore Abita, Renata Ruotolo, Elio e Corrado Catello, Giuseppe Mauri Mori, Luigi Buccino Grimaldi, Rubina Cariello, Alberto Guarino, Franco Mancini, Franco Carmelo Greco, Renato Bossa and Steffi Rottgen. Hundreds of illustrations in black & white also some color. Biographical sketches of artists, architects, designers, etc. Bibliography. Indices of names, places. 9" high X 8" wide, 445 & 493 pages. Overseas shipping extra postage for this heavy 2 volume set.. Soft Cover. Very Good.
Paris: Editions D'art et Industrie, 1955. This is a very good hardcover copy in a clear mylar wrapper. The book is very clean inside, except for a short name on the front endpaper. Text in French. 9 tipped in color plates + black & white photographs or reproductions of prints and drawings on almost every page. Bibliography. 11" high X 8" wide, 291 pages. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.
London: Sotheby & Co., 1968. This is a very good softcover copy in printed green wrappers of this historic sale catalog with just light wear. Recently released from a major New York art museum reference library and bearing a few of their handstamps, on the front cover, and prices realized sheet. Completely clean inside and out, but faint adhesive strips shadow on inside rear cover, from slip removal. This is a sale catalog for the second of the great auctions of costumes and set decor from Serge Diaghilev's productions of the Russian ballet. The sale was held at Sotheby's on New Bond Street in London on July 18, 1968. (The first great sale was on July 17, 1968 at the Scala Theatre). Costume and set designs by Leon Bakst (35 lots), A. Benois (27 lots), Soudeikine, Larionov (14 lots), Natalia Gontcharova (28 lots with 1 color plate), Andre Derain, Sonia Delaunay, Henri Matisse, Juan Gris, Giorgio Di Chirico, Picasso, and Georges Braque among many others. 206 lots in the sale. Color frontis with 2 designs by Bakst + 1 color plate. Many of the lots illustrated in black & white. Glossary of ballets, operas and plays. Bibliography. 10" high X 7" wide, 174 pages. Prices realized sheet laid in. . Soft Cover. Very Good. Ex-Library.