Theater and Set Design
RECENT ARRIVALS in Theater and Set Design From Design Books
By Cogniat, Raymond
Geneva,Switzerland: Pierre Cailler, Editeur , 1957. This is a very good softcover copy with just light cover wear. Completely clean inside and out. Text in French. This small format monograph on the French artist Raoul Dufy (1877- 1953) covers the full range of his designs in the decorative arts: graphic art, textile design, murals, tapestries, theater and set design, and ceramics. Illustrated in black & white with 80 b/w plates. 7" high X 5" wide, 50 text pages + plates. . Soft Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.
By Torre, Guillermo de La
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.
By Bowlt,John E
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.
By Shanghai Museum
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.
Russkii kostium, 1750-1917 : materialy dlia stsenicheskikh postanovok russkoi dramaturgii ot Fonvizina do Gor'kogo / Russian costume, 1750-1917: materials for stage productions of Russian drama Fonvizin to Gorky (Volume I, II, III, IV, V)
By Ryndin, V. F., Kozlinskii, V.I., Berman, Elizaveta, Elena Kurbatova
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.
By Winter, Marian Hannah
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.
By Aldega, Marcello & Margot Gordon
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.
By Wemmlinger, Raymond and McNamara, Brooks
New York: Vincent Astor Library and The New York Public Library at Lincoln Center, 1989. This is a very good softcover copy with just light cover wear. Completely clean inside and out. This catalog was prepared to accompany the exhibition at NYPL in the fall of 1989. The materials presented were selected and organized by Raymond Wemmlinger and Brooks McNamara. Many items relating to the history of the Player's Club on Gramercy Park. Costumes, photographs, documents. All are illustrated a few in color. 10" high X 7" wide, 126 pages. A brochure from the Hampden-Booth Theatre Library laid in. . Soft Cover. Very Good.
By Buckle, Richard
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.
By Röper, Horst, Kühl, Hannes, Bergan, M. K. Rudolf
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.
By Laufer, Berthold
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.
By Courtade, Francis
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.
By Hyams, Barry
New York: Barry Hyams , 1951. This is a very good softcover copy with just light wear. Very clean outside, just a little soil to rear cover. Completely clean inside. Sadler's Well Ballet. First Coast-to-Coast Tour. 1950-1951. From the Royal Opera House, Covent Garden, London. Under the Management of S. Hurok Presented in association with the Arts Council of Great Breitain. Cover design from Giselle by James Bailey. Color artwork from the set designs and black & white photographs of principal dancers and choreographers Margot Fonteyn, Moira Shearer, Frederick Ashton, Ninette de Valois. Ballets included Don Quixote, Le Lac des Cygnes, Checkmate, The Sleeping Beauty, Giselle, and Facade. Biographical sketches of many dancers and black & white photographs of all of them. Set designs by Oliver Messel, James Bailey, E. McKnight Kauffer, and Edward Burra. 12" high X 9" wide.. Soft Cover. Very Good.
By Castle, Charles
London: Thames & Hudson, 1986. This is an about very good hardcover copy in a very good dust jacket. The jacket is complete, no chips or tears. Completely clean inside and out. Faint yellowing to top edge of pages. Oliver Hilary Sambourne Messel (1904- 1978) was an English artist and one of the foremost stage designers of the 20th century. He was born in London and got his first break there when Serge Diaghilev asked him to design masks for one of his London productions in 1925. Afre that C.B. Cochran started using his work in theatrical revues of the 1920's and 30's. Illustrated in color and black & white. 145 illustrations, 20 color plates. Chronology. 11" high X 9" wide, 264 pages. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.
By Causa, Raffaello et al
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.
By Duchartre, Pierre-Louis
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.
Catalogue Principally of Diaghilev Ballet Material. Decor and Costume Designs, Portraits and Posters
By Sotheby & Co
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.
By Grassi, Paolo and Strehler, Giorgio
Milan: Nicola Moneta Editore, 1958. This is a very good hardcover copy in a very good dust jacket with just light wear. The jacket has a chip out of the spine. Completely clean inside and out. Text in Italian. Illustrated in color and black & white. Many of the most famous plays produced at the Piccolo Teatro during the years 1947 to 1958 are illustrated here with black & white photographs of the actors on stage and some color photographs of the stage sets and costume designs. Index of plays, directors, actors for all of the Piccolo Teatro's productions during these years. 11" high X 10" wide, 271 pages. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.
London: Sotheby's, 1984. This is a very good softcover copy with just light wear. Completely clean inside and out. Spine uncreased, binding firm. This is a sale catalog for an auction held at Sotheby's London on May 9, 1984. The auction consisted of Serge Lifar's collection of works of art, manuscripts and memorabilia from his years of working with Diaghilev and the Ballets Russes. There was one earlier sale of some of Serge Lifar's collection to the Wadsworth Atheneum in 1933. This 1984 sale contained all the rest of the materials in Serge Lifar's collection and was an historic event. There is a review of the sale from the New York Times laid in. The works in the collection sold for $1,150,000. Rarities in the sale included Diaghilev's working notebook, written in his hand, also albums of photographs by Baron de Meyer, a Debussy autograph score of 'Jeux' that contained annotations by the composer and Nijinsky. 227 lots in the sale. Many illustrated both in color and black & white. (Lots include estimates, but no prices realized sheet). 10" high X 7" wide. . Soft Cover. Very Good.
Paris: L'Avant Scene Theatre , 1986. This is a very good softcover copy with just light cover wear. Very clean inside and out. Text in French. This is Issue No. 797, 1st November, 1986. This issue features Michael Vinaver's Les Voisins, and Jean-Gabriel Nordmann's Simple Suicide. Illustrated in black & white. 10" high X 7" wide, 53 pages. . Soft Cover. Very Good.