Benjamin Blom, Inc, 1964, Hardcover, Book Condition: Very Good, Dust Jacket Condition: Fair, Unstated
Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is tight, covers and spine fully intact. From the library of Edith Lutyens Bel Geddes (Mrs. Norman Bel Geddes), colorful costume designer for theatre, ballet and film including the productions of "A Streetcar Named Desire," "Anthony & Cleopatra" and "Around The World In 80 Days." Mustard color illustrated cloth over boards, illustrated endpapers, 208 pp., Preface by Marcel Marceau, illustrated with reproductions of 200 prints, 11 in color, Index of Ballets & Plays, Index of Names, Notes, Bibliography. Corners and spine ends bumped, shelf soil on bottom edges of boards and text block, a couple of small spots of soil on interior, gift notation on verso of front free endpaper; otherwise interior is clean, no writing, underlining, or markings. In a color illustrated dust jacket that is soiled & stained and badly chipped along edges, at corners and spine ends, but largely intact and looking presentable in a Brodart. "The Theatre of Marvels enthralled millions. This was popular theatre, the theatre of the populace; held in contempt by the snobs, resented by the established managers, persecuted by officialdom. The Theatre of Marvels combined all the marvels of the performing arts - music, circus, mime, ballet, and theatre - to create spectacles of incredible beauty. The never-land of dreams was realized on its stages . . .dancers and actors in purest flights of fantasy. . . animals assumed human attributes . . . fairies warned of lurking dangers. . .reality was jettisoned and the ludicrous made sublime. In place of reality, the supernatural. . . .Inspired by this great outpouring of imagination and fantasy, the great printmakers of America and Europe created a series of posters, lithographs and prints unrivaled for their beauty and delightful subject matter. Marian Hannah Winter has assembled almost 200 of these prints for her book, including eleven color illustrations." Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 4 lbs 5 oz. Category: Art & Design; Theatre, Theater, Acting; Books; Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 005674.