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1 Andringa, Mel and F. John Herbert Camillo
Iowa City, IA The Drawing Legion 1982 First Edition Stiff Wraps in Paper Jacket Fine Near-Fine Book 
24-page "record" of this piece of performance devised by Andringa and Herbert and loosely based on Camillo's memory theatre. The pages are primarily visual--drawings by Durer, Palladio, Rejlander, a photograph of the two authors--plus meaningful quotes. One illustration has the "cherry" sticker applied. In Fine condition in stiff wraps with a printed overwrapper--this has a slight crease to the lower front corner. Unusual to find documentation of Andringa's performances, especially in this condition. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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2 Appel, Karel and Paul Jenkins Karel Appel / Paul Jenkins [1987]
Paris Theatre National Opera De Paris 1987 First Edition Stiff Wraps Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
A double catalogue for an exhibition of the work of Appel and Jenkins for L'Opera in theatre pieces each produced using dancers and music. Appel worked with choreographer Min Tanaka on "Peut-on Danser le Paysage?" and Jenkins with designer Simone Benmussa on "Le Prisme du Chaman". Photographs in color and black and white of the pieces being performed. Near-Fine in stiff wraps with light wear and taped label to spine--not an ex-library copy. 
Price: 20.00 USD
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3 Arts Council of Great Britain 1977 Hayward Annual: Current British Art
London UK Arts Council of Great Britain 1977 First Edition Hardcover Very Good About Very Good Book 
Includes everyone from Frank Auerbach to William Turnbull and the Theatre of Mistakes. Along the way, enjoy the work of Anthony Caro, David Hockney, Howard Hodgkin, and R. B. Kitaj, among others. All illustrations in black and white, and all media are represented. A delicious 140-page treat. Covers are lightly soiled, and there's a small closed tear to the paper jacket at the spine head. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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4 Blau, Herbert Nothing In Itself: Complexions of Fashion
Bloomington and Indianapolis Indiana University Press 1999 First Edition Stiff Wraps Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
302-page scholarly book, part of the Theories of Contemporary Culture series, which should give you a hint as to the book's orientation. Liberally illustrated with black and white photographs and 12 in color. Focused mostly on haute couture. Comprehensive notes and index. Blau's theatre background gives this a different twist. Fine in stiff wraps as issued. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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5 Bos, Saskia [essay] Contained Attitudes
New York Artists Space 1987 First Edition Wraps As Issued Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
24-page catalogue for an exhibition of work by Meuser, Van Oost, Sechas, and Szerver, and video by Alain Bourges, Studio's Independent Theatre, Koen Theys, and Graham Young, with the intent of showcasing young European artists unknown in the US. Black and white illustrations of the exhibition work, which is mostly is installation/construction. Fine in wraps as issued. 
Price: 10.00 USD
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6 Christian Derouet Eduardo Arroyo: La parole et a la peinture
Paris Galerie Louis Carre & Cie 2014 1st Edition Soft cover Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
96-page exhibition catalogue with a critical essay by Christian Derouet in French and English translation, a highly detailed chronology, biographical material, and more than 30 color images, including paintings, posters, designs. Arroyo was an artistic polymath, turning his eye and his hand to posters, theatre designs, film, and painting. The work is distinctive, part Pop, part surreal. Cool photographic portrait of the artist to the front cover. Fine in French-folded stiff wraps. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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7 Claes Oldenburg, Barnett, Newman, Oyvind Fahlstrom, et al. Tracks: A Journal of Artists' Writings, v. 2, n.1, Winter 1976
New York Herbert George 1976 1st Edition Soft cover Fine Issued Without Jacket Journal Claes Oldenburg, cover 
Cover illustration and lead article by Claes Oldenburg on the history of the double-nose/purse/punching bag/ashtray thing. Other articles by Barnett Newman and Oyvind Fahlstrom ("The Black Room, a theatre play" about Nixon, Haldeman, and Erlichmann). Fine condition with light wear to corners. Two copies available. $25.00 each. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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8 Francoise Bonzom, essay Francoise Bonzom: Le Regard due Masque [1984]
Montpellier, France Theatre de Montpellier 1984 1st Edition Soft cover Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
24-page exhibition catalogue with black and white photographs of a mask made by Bonzom (there is one of her painting it and others of her wearing it), pretty grotesque. Fine in wraps. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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9 Hirschfeld, Al The American Theatre as seen By Hirschfeld [signed]
New York George Braziller/Whitney Museum 1961 First Edition, 1st Printing Hardcover Fine Very Good to Near-Fine Book Signed by Artist
First edition, first printing [stated], of the first compendium of Hirschfeld's work, with an introduction by Brooks Atkinson. The work, of course, is wonderful. This copy SIGNED AND INSCRIBED WITH THE CHARACTERISTIC TWO POINTING FINGERS DOODLE on the title page. Laid in, as a bunch of bonuses, are an undated photograph of Hirschfeld, possibly signed "Al Hirschfeld" on the reverse (not his characteristic all caps signature, so may have been the collector's notation), a special issue of Playbill dated June 23, 2003, on the occasion of the rededication of Martin Beck as the Al Hirschfeld, and a reprint of an advertisement for the book. Hard cover binding is in Fine condition; dust jacket is near-Fine, with a rough top edge, tiny nick to bottom front edge, and wear to spine head. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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10 Hobbs, William Stage Fight
New York Theatre Arts Books 1967 First Edition Hardcover Very Good Very Good Ex-Library 
Foreword by Sir Larry (Olivier). Full of examples and illustrations of the choreographic quality of stage fighting. Ex-library hardcover copy in jacket is Very Good: spine of jacket slightly faded, library stamping and pocket to rear endpaper, protective jacket secured with yellowed tape (tsk, tsk). 
Price: 15.00 USD
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11 John E. Bowlt Stage Designs and the Russian Avant-Garde (1911-1929)
Washington DC International Exhibitions Foundation 1978 1st Edition Soft cover Very Good Issued Without Jacket Book 
84-page catalogue from an exhibition of stage and costume design from the collection of Mr. and Mrs. Nikita D. Lobanov-Rostovsky, illustrated with 127 black and white images (plus a color image on the front cover). Excellent text and notes on the designers. Very Good, with light wear to edges and faint soiling to white covers. 
Price: 18.00 USD
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12 Kuitca, Guillermo Guillermo Kuitca: Stage Fright
New York Sperone Westwater Gallery 2007 First Edition Boards Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
80-page catalogue for an exhibition held September 19-November 1, 2007, at the Schwartz GalleryMet, Metropolitan Opera, illustrated with color plates of Kuitca's take on auditoria, including his "32 Seating Plans" and more. Fine in cream boards without dust jacket as issued and lacking the overprinted white belly band. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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13 Lisiecki, Petra [photographs] Anchorage Opera: 40 Years, 40 Images
Anchorage, Alaska 2002 First Edition Stiff Wraps As Issued Fine Issued Without Jacket Book Signed by Photographer
102 pages, many black and white photographs of the process. From the personal library of photographer Ralph Gibson with his own stamp. Inscribed to Gibson and signed by Lisiecki to title page. Fine in stiff wraps as issued. 
Price: 45.00 USD
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14 Mancini, Andrea Baj Scenologia
Pisa TRA ART 2004 First Edition Folded Illustrated Wraps Fine Issued Without Jacket Book Maurizio Buscarino [photographer] 
96-page catalogue for theatre and music events held in 2004-5 in Tuscany, with text in Italian, and wonderfully funny theatrical photographs by Maurizio Buscarino. Fine in folded illlustrated stiff wraps. 
Price: 40.00 USD
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15 Monk, Meredith Juice: A Theatre Cantata in Three Installments
New York The House 1969 First Edition Printer Wrapper Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
The installments were performed at the Guggenheim (November 7 at 7 and 9:30 PM), the Minor Latham Playhouse (November 29, 30, and December 1 at 7 and 10 PM), and The House (December 7, continuous from 5:30 PM to midnight). This remarkable survival of the early work of a master of performance arts consists of 8 mimeographed pages stapled between two cover sheets: red covers, with a graphic/pictorial title on the front, and blank on the rear. Inside, a page of credits for the production, the contributors, and the sponsors; pages 2 through 7 describe what was supposed to happen in each installment in words and diagrams; and a final page dedicating the production to Janet Zalamea, who "began the violin score" and died, apparently, before the production was realized. Not only is this material in near-Fine condition, with very little wear at all, it is perhaps unique because page 2 is duplicated (the "extra" page does not quite line up, so has received more wear to the edges than the other pages). In all, a historical, wonderful piece of documentation. 
Price: 500.00 USD
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16 Noy, Frederic [photographs] Madame Butterfly
Paris Editions Plume 1995 First Edition Stiff Wraps As Issued Fine Issued Without Jacket Book Signed by Photographer
Text, in French, is that of Mitterrand's film of Madam Butterfly, with a special section of Noy's black and white photographs of the production process. From the personal library of photographer Ralph Gibson with his own stamp. Inscribed to Gibson and signed by Noy (in English and Chinese characters) to first free endpaper. Fine in stiff wraps as issued. 
Price: 50.00 USD
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17 Rapson, Ralph [designer] Design Quarterly 58: Architecture for the Stage: Tyrone Guthrie Theatre
Minneapolis MN Walker Art Center 1963 First Edition Wraps Fine Issued Without Jacket Periodical 
A celebration of the Guthrie Theatre, with introductions by Guthrie himself and Rapson, the architect. Illustrated with black and white photographs, plans, and elevations. Fine condition. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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18 Robert Coates, introduction [Franciszek] Starowieyski: Posters [1985]
New York Museum of Modern Art 1985 1st Edition Soft cover Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
15-page exhibition catalogue, with an excellent introduction by Robert Coates, and a lengthy artist's statement describing his process. A scarce look at intriguing film and theatre posters by an equally-intriguing Polish artist. Illustrated 9 images plus front and rear covers (several in color), all very dark and approaching the surreal. Fine in black wraps. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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19 Schaff, David That Red Head Gal: Fashions and Designs of Gordon Conway 1916-1936
Washington DC American Institute of Architects Foundation 1980 First Edition Wraps As Issued Near-Fine Issued Without Jacket Book 
48-page catalogue for an exhibition held in Washington, D.C., May 16-July 20, 1980, and thereafter at the Dallas Historical Society, the Chicago Society, and the Los Angeles County Museum of Art. Gordon was a woman, designing for and illustrating women at a particular time in history, and like that old Jazz Age cliche, she burned brightly and then faded. Her posters, advertising, and film, theatre, and fashion designs are so emblematic of the age, however, that it's hard to believe there hasn't been a revival. Most of her fashion work appeared in "Eve" and "The Tatler"; she was based in Europe during the latter part of her career when her emphasis was on fashion. Some designs--such as the one for a Red Cross poster--are laughable now, but soooo Twenties. 20 color plates (and color cover), plus more sketches and photographs in black and white. Near-Fine with light wear to edges in wraps as issued. 
Price: 15.00 USD
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20 Skrebneski, Victor Steppenwolf: Steppenwolf Theatre Company: Twenty-Five Years of an Actor's Theatre
Naperville, Illinois Sourcebooks, Inc. 2000 First Edition Hardcover Fine Fine Book 
Don Delillo, Sam Shepard, and Kurt Vonnegut, among others, contributed words, and there are some archival production photographs of Steppenwolf at work, but the true glory of this book is the portraits Skrebneski made of the founding members---not just one each, posed, but several of each actor in movement. Backed up with details of the Theatre's history as well, so a useful resource. They STILL have faces! Fine hardcover binding in Fine dust jacket covered in Mylar. 
Price: 35.00 USD
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