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Synthèse du Costume Théâtral. Trente planches en couleurs.
Paris "Le Théâtre national Mondial?" 1927 - 4to (33.5 x 25.5 cm). No. 46 of 170 copies. ff. [8], 33 pochoir plates (including frontispiece), some with gold or silver, on laid paper. Paperback, pochoir illustration and signature by the artist to upper board; small marginal repairs and light stains to covers, text block clean. Very rare album containing 33 designs by the Cubist and Art Deco painter Serge Gladky (1880 – 1930s), a Russian based in Paris, one of the precursors to the development of abstract art. Gladky worked as a graphic artist and architect, using ornamental and geometric patterns composed of sleek lines and sharp angles, inspired by nature and animals. He was also heavily involved in popularising pochoir printmaking in Paris in the early 1900s, a reaction against the mass printing techniques that often produced dull colours. The introduction to this album is by André Salmon, a French writer and art critic who, with Guillaume Apollinaire, was one of the early defenders of Cubism. In the text the poet expands on his love of Russian costumes and on his admiration for Gladky. Praising the artist's ability to convey the essence of Russian culture through geometric shapes, he calls the plates 'inventions merveilles, miraculeuses.' [Attributes: Soft Cover]
      [Bookseller: Shapero Rare Books]
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