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A.A. Ianov
Teatral'naia dekoratsiia. Prakticheskaia rukovodstvo.
Leningrad: Blago, 1926. Quarto 27x19.5 cm., original wrapper on cloth, 60pp. (Theater Decoration: A Practical Guide). Ianov (dates unknown) was a teacher at a workshop school under Sotsvos (Dept of Social Education) in Leningrad in the early Soviet era; he was also responsible for theater productions himself. Here he presents a workbook for theater décor, backdrops and scenery, first using illustrations of major productions with some color reproductions of work by Korovin, Bobyshev, Ivanov and Ianov himself. He provides drawings for prop construction and graphic design as well. Interestingly he also illustrates avant-garde production with illustrations by Liubov’ Popova, Ernst Shtern, G. Shturm, Edward Jones, Trapp, Levin, Dimitriev, V. Beier, and I. Shkol’nik. With constructivist cover design, the original wrapper preserved on cloth binding. OCLC finds no holdings for this work worldwide. Fresh copy of a scarce work. [Attributes: First Edition; Soft Cover]
Bookseller: Michael Fagan Fine Art & Rare Books [Newton, MA, U.S.A.]
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