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Artist of the Theatre: Alexandra Exter

By Donald Oenslager, Andrei B. Nakov, Simon Lissim, Lobanov N.

New York: New York Public Library, 1974. This is a very good softcover copy with only light wear. Very clean, a little soil to the spine. This catalog was prepared to accompany the exhibition at the New York Public Library in the spring and summer of 1974. Essays by Donald Oenslager, Andrei B. Nakov, Simon Lissim, and N. Lobanov. Bibliography. List of Alexandra Exter's theatrical productions and projects. Checklist with 91 works in the exhibition all illustrated in black & white. 9" high X 8" wide, 40 pages. . Soft Cover. Very Good.

$35.00

Un Secolo di Scenografia Alla Scala

By Adami, Giuseppe

Milan, Italy: Emilio Bestetti , 1945. This is an almost very good hardcover reference copy bound in black cloth with gilt title on the spine. Very clean inside and out, but the pages are tanning and there was a moisture splash to the top page edge near the spine. This is visible internally at the top near the middle of the book. Not all that visible, but there. No mustiness. One name to a front endpaper. Not ex-library. Text by Adami in Italian. 296 plates in both color and black & white. Plate list fully identifies the artists. About 65 artists who designed sets for La Scala during the glorious fist century of its' existence. Costume designs by 37 designers (many also designed sets). 13" high X 9" wide, 33 text pages + plates. Large heavy book foreign postage will be extra. . Hard Cover. Very Good.

$75.00

George Tsypin Opera Factory: Building in the Black Void
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George Tsypin Opera Factory: Building in the Black Void

By Tsypin, George; Taymor, Julie & Grigory Revzin

New York: Princeton Architectural Press, 2005. This is a very good hardcover copy with a very good dust jacket. Signed with a silver marker or pen, by Grigory Revzin, on the front black endpaper. Not inscribed to anyone, just signed. Stated first edition. Texts by Julie Taymor and Grigory Revzin. Illustrated throughout in color. 12" high X 9" wide, 223 pages. A beautiful signed copy of the first edition. This book will be securely wrapped and packed in a sturdy box and shipped with tracking. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$395.00

The Diaghilev and Ballets Russes Costumes from Castle Howard

By Sotheby's

London: Sotheby's, 1995. This is a very good softcover copy with almost no wear. Completely clean inside and out. This is a sale catalog for an auction held at Sotheby's London on December 14, 1995. Sale code: LN5746 "DIAGHILEV". Essays by Sergei Essaian and Philip Dyer. The Castle Howard Collection of Ballets Russes material is probably the last of the great private collections to come to auction since the historic series of sales in the 1960's and 1970's. 118 lots in the sale. All illustrated with color plates. Extensive entries for most lots. No prices realized sheet, just price estimates for each lot. 11" high X 8" wide, 133 pages. . Soft Cover. Very Good.

$45.00

Charles Fazzino: Now Playing on Broadway

By Maner, Julie

New Rochelle, New York : Museum Editions , 2010. This is a fine hardcover copy with no wear at all. Completely clean. Illustrated profusely in color throughout. Illustrated flexi covers. 12" high X 11" wide, 107 pages. . Hard Cover. Fine.

$45.00

Moscow Art Theatre

By Sol Hurok

Sol Hurok, 1965. This is an almost very good softcover copy, the front cover left edge is sunned. The front cover is red with the Moscow Art Theatre iconic white bird in flight, over some wavy horizontal black lines. Completely clean, inside and out. Text pages slightly tanning at the edges. This program was prepared to accompany the 1965 season, when Sol Hurok brought the Moscow Art Theatre to America. The productions this season were: Chekhov's The Cherry Orchard, The Three Sisters, an adaptation of Gogol's Dead Souls, and Nikolai Pogodin's Kremlin Chimes. Lots of biographical information about the Moscow Art Theatre actors and actresses. Essays by the Konstantin Stanislavsky 'Before the Moscow Art Theatre', also a continuation of this essay by Vladimir Nemirovich-Danchenko, an essay by Director of MAT, and also one by Joshua Logan. Small black & white photographs of all the MAT personnel. Also b/w photos from the stage sets. 6 page list of the 180 dramatic works in the MAT repertoire. 12" high X 9" wide, about 30 pages. . Soft Cover. Very Good.

$35.00

Album of Life With Father

By Clarence Day, Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, Jack Gould

New York: W.R. Stotler, 1941. This is an almost very good hardcover copy of the Album, with sunned and worn covers. The gilt on the front cover is practically worn away (Album still legible). Internally it is completely clean, no foxing or marks. The Album is comprised of two versions of the play adapted from Clarence Day's book of stories, 'Life With Father' published in 1936. Day wrote short stories for the New Yorker magazine and also contributed material to 'The Talk of the Town'. After Clarence Day died, the stories were adapted into a play and became the longest running play on Broadway. The first version of the play stars Lillian Gish and Percy Waram, the second version starred Howard Lindsay and Dorothy Stickney. Illustrated throughout with black & white photographs of the actors, Day, settings from the productions of the play, a double page lithograph (reproduction) by Don Freeman of a breakfast table scene in the Day household. Clarence Day's drawings are scattered here and there. Lots of excerpts from the reviwers of the day, and much more. Also laid in, in a pocket inside the rear cover are two stapled press releases, one 'Box-Office Miracle', and two 'The Natural History of a Great American Comedy'. 12" high X 9" wide.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

$50.00

Show and Tell: New Yorker Profiles
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Show and Tell: New Yorker Profiles

By Lahr, John

U.S.A.: The Overlook Press, 2000. This is a fine hardcover copy in a fine dust jacket with no wear. Signed in black marker, by the author, John Lahr, on the front endpaper. Not inscribed, no other marks. Completely clean throughout. Dust jacket cover design by Paul Davis. Not illustrated. The book is a compiilation of John Lahr's profiles of theater people for the New Yorker magazine. 9" high X 6" wide, 335 pages. . Signed by Author. First Edition. Hard Cover. Fine/Fine.

$25.00

La Scenografia del '700 e i Fratelli Galliari

By Viale Ferrero Mercedes

Torino: Edizioni d'Arte Fratelli Pozzo , 1963. This is a very good hardcover copy with just light cover wear. No dust jacket. Very clean inside and out. One handstamp of an artist, a private collector, active in theater set design. Text in Italian. Illustrated with 30 color plates +108 black & white plates. Large heavy book foreign postage will be extra. 11" high X 12" wide, 283 pages. This book will be securely wrapped and packed in a sturdy box and shipped with tracking.. Hard Cover. Very Good/No Jacket.

$125.00

Zeffirelli: Scenografie- Verona, Sala Maffeiana,

By Caterina d'Amico de Carvalho

Roma: Edizioni De Luca, 1995. This is a near fine softcover copy with virtually no wear. Completely clean. Text in Italian. This edition of the catalog was prepared for the exhibition in Verona, Italy at the Sala Maffeiana from July 21 to September 3, 1995. Curated by Caterina d'Amico de Carvalho. Texts by these writers: Richard Buckle, Kenneth Tynan, Masolino d'Amico, Gianandrea Gavazzeni, and Luciano Alberti. Illustrated with 44 color plates + 2 black & white photographs (Maria Callas, Anna Magnani). Also many black & white images in the text. Full chronology of Franco Zeffirelli opera productions. 12" high X 9" wide, 88 pages. . Soft Cover. Near Fine.

$45.00

Khudozhnik v Teatre Chekhova

By Berezkin, Viktor

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.

$35.00

El Kazovszkij's Cruel Theatre of the Body / El Kazovszkij Kegyetlen Testszinhaza

By Uhl Gabriella et al.

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.

$75.00

Unsere Theaterneubauten Nach 1945

By Ebert, Carl et al.

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.

$35.00

Emursive Presents Punchdrunk's Sleep No More (The McKittrick Hotel) Program

By Punchdrunk

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.

$25.00

Divadlo, Ktore Vzniklo v Martine

By Stefko, Vladimir

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.

$45.00

Theatrical Costume, Masks, Make-Up and Wigs: A Bibliography and Iconography (The Motley Bibliographies, 4)
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Theatrical Costume, Masks, Make-Up and Wigs: A Bibliography and Iconography (The Motley Bibliographies, 4)

By Jowers, Sidney and John Cavanagh

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. This book will be securely wrapped and packed in a sturdy box and shipped with tracking. . Hard Cover. As New.

$95.00

Oskar Schlemmer: Tanz Theater Buhne

By Huneke, Andreas; Bossmann, Andreas; Rasche, Adelheid; et al.

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.

$50.00

La Escenografia De Guillermo De La Torre

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. This book will be securely wrapped and packed in a sturdy box and shipped with tracking. . Signed by Artist.. Soft Cover. Very Good.

$125.00

Stage Designs and the Russian Avant-Garde 1911-1929

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.

$15.00

Nuo Mask Art in Guizhou

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. This book will be securely wrapped and packed in a sturdy box and sent with tracking. . Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good.

$195.00

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