ENCYCLOPEDIA OF RUSSIAN STAGE DESIGN: 1880-1930 by John E. Bowlt, Nina D. Lobanov-Rostovsky and Nikita D. Lobanov-Rostovsky
Why collect Russian stage designs? Why write about them? These questions are not rhetorical or idly academic. They have real historical, intellectual, and commercial relevance. Answers may vary, but surely a primary response must be that, quite simply, Russian stage designs are immensely pleasing to the eye. They vibrate, and scintillate with colour, texture and movement. Each work presented here is documented as fully as possible, and includes curatorial data, provenance index, and references to relevant published sources, exhibitions; and variants such as copies and preliminary drawings.
23.8 x 4.4 x 30.9 cm