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Denkmaler des Theaters

Gregor, Joseph

Publication Date: 1926
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COMPLETE SET OF THE FAMED 'MONUMENTA SCENICA' SERIES, LIMITED TO 300 COPIES GREGOR, Joseph. Denkmäler des Theaters: Inszenierung, Dekoration, Kostüm des Theaters und der grossen Feste aller Zeiten : nach Originalen der Theatersammlung der Nationalbibliothek, der Albertina und verwandter Sammlungen. Herausgegeben von der Direktion der Nationalbibliothek mit Unterstützung der Gesellschaft zur Herausgabe der Denkmäler des Theaters. Twelve volumes. With 355 plates (some in colour and heightened with gold and silver). Each volume contains descriptive text in German (texts for Mappe V & XI in xerox). Atlas folios (sizes vary from ca. 600 x 380 mm to 330 x 450 mm), loose as issued in original cloth portfolios. Vienna: Nationalbibliothek, [1926-30]. First Edition; complete sets are now practically unobtainable as the edition was strictly limited to 300 copies; most of these have been broken up and framed. This ambitious work documents the monuments of the theater, scenic design, decorations and costumes for the theater and the great festivals, from the Medieval period to the Baroque; there are fine plates depicting architectural fantasies, early Flemish and Netherlandish theater, the garden and the stage, "grotesque comedy," the Medieval theater and its influence upon manuscripts, images of Death, the festivals of Louis XIV, and the last great theatrical period of Vienna. CONTENTS OF THE COLLECTION: Mappe I: L.O. Burnacini, Maschere. 20 pl. (34 x 44 cm) -- Mappe II: Szenische Architekturen und Architekturphantasien. 22 pl. (51 x 64 cm) -- Mappe III: A.D. Bertoli, Desseins. 32 pl. (43 x 33 cm) -- Mappe IV: Pompe funèbre de S.A.R. Charles III Duc de Lorraine. 13 pl. (35 x 56 cm) -- Mappe V: Altvlämisches und altniederländisches Theater. 22 pl. (39 x 56 cm) -- Mappe VI: Courses de testes et de bague faits par le roy eu l'année 1662. 21 pl. (43 x 33 cm) -- Mappe VII: Theater und Garten. 29 pl. (56 x 45 cm) -- Mappe VIII: Groteskomödie und Stegreifstück. 39 pl. (34 x 44 cm) -- Mappe IX: Theater des Mittelalters, seine Wirkungen in der Graphik Miniatur und in Tafelbilde. 27 pl. (45 x 33 cm) -- Mappe X: Magna allegoria mortis imagines. 35 pl. (45 x 56 cm) -- Mappe XI: Feste des Sonnenkönigs. 51 pl. (56 x 45 cm) -- Mappe XII. Wiens letzte grosses Theaterzeit. 44 pl. (33 x 45 cm). Bookseller Inventory # 124407

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Title: Denkmaler des Theaters

Publication Date: 1926

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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