STEPPENWOLF THEATRE COMPANY 25 YEARS OF AN ACTOR'S THEATRE: PORTRAITS BY VICTOR SKREBNESKI - Rare Fine Copy of The First Hardcover Edition/First Printing: Multi-Signed by Skrebneski, Don DeLillo, And Others - ONLY MULTI-SIGNED COPY ONLINE

Skrebneski, Victor (Artist/Photographer); Delillo, Don; Christiansen, Richard & Other Contributors

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1st Printing. Signed. Unpaginated. Published in 2001. The artist/photographer's collection of photographs on subject. The first and only edition. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now scarce. A brilliant production by Victor Skrebneski: Oversize-volume format. Glossy pictorial hard boards with titles on cover and spine, as issued. Photographs by Victor Skrebneski. Essays by the great novelist Don DeLillo, whose plays have been premiered by Steppenwolf, the theatre critic Richard Christiansen as well as Sam Shepard, Kurt Vonnegut, and other luminaries who have also worked with the theatre company. Printed on thick, glossy stock paper in the United States to the highest standards. In matching pictorial DJ with black titles on the cover and spine, as issued. Presents Skrebneski's "Steppenwolf". The artist/photographer's moving homage to the sublime grandeur, sensuous appeal, and palpable excitement of the theatre. Celebrates one of America's greatest independent theatre companies, The Steppenwolf Theatre Company of Chicago. Lavishly illustrated with black-and-white photographs of the company's actors over the last 25 years, many of whom have since had succcesful parallel careers in film. Includes portraits of such cult and iconic actors as Joan Allen, Tim Hopper, Terry Kinney, John Mahoney, John Malkovich, Jeff Perry, Gary Sinise, Jim True-Frost, and Alan Wilder, among others. Skrebneski's devotion to his adopted city is profound: He has also published books on Chicago's Lyric Opera ("Bravi!", 1994), its Film Festival ("Moving Pictures", 2004), and its legendary night life ("Richard's Bar", 2007), all of them iconic Chicago/American institutions. At his very best, Skrebneski is ranked with Richard Avedon and Irving Penn as a fashion, lifestyle, and portrait photographer. The late great fashion designer Hubert de Givenchy paid Skrebneski the ultimate tribute anyone could hope for when he called the latter "an artist, not just a photographer". An absolute "must-have" title for Skrebneski collectors and lovers of the theatre. This copy is very boldly and beautifully signed and dated in metallic-silver pen-marker on his back endpaper portrait by the artist/photographer: "Skrebneski 24 I '02". It glows beautifully against the light. His signature on the Back Page and the special marker he uses have become Skrebneski trademarks. This copy is also very prominently and beautifully signed on their respective Contributions by Don DeLillo, whose signature on this copy is the only one we have ever found, and Richard Christiansen, and on their portraits by Tim Hopper, Jeff Perry, Jim True-Frost, and Alan Wilder. This title is a contemporary photography classic. As far as we know, this is the only such multi-signed copy of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A rare signed copy thus. Lavishly illustrated with photographic plates. One of the greatest artist/photographers of our time. A fine collectible copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER SKREBNESKI TITLES IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 1570715831. Bookseller Inventory #

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Synopsis: In the past 25 years, the legendary Steppenwolf Theatre Company of Chicago has redefined the landscape of acting and performance, spawning a generation of Americas most gifted actors. No other American theater has survived as long--and thrived as much--as the Steppenwolf ensemble of artists. Celebrated members include John Malkovich, Gary Sinise, Joan Allen, John Mahoney, Laurie Metcalf, Terry Kinney, Jeff Perry, Frank Galati, Glenne Headly, Gary Cole, Kevin Anderson, Martha Plimpton and many others.

To celebrate 25 years of extraordinary achievement, acclaimed photographer Victor Skrebneski has created an impressive photography book featuring historical production highlights and exclusive portraits of Steppenwolfs 33-member ensemble of actors and directors. Steppenwolf at 25 also contains short, thoughtful essays penned by several notable American authors and playwrights, including Studs Terkel, Sam Shepard, Kurt Vonnegut Jr., Don DeLillo, Jon Robin Baitz, Richard Christiansen and Lanford Wilson. The book also provides a brief history of Steppenwolf with a complete production list, ensemble member biographies and thoughts on the nature of theater and the nature of ensemble theater.

About the Author: Victor Skrebneski's stunning photography has been featured in Bravi: Lyric Opera of Chicago (Abbeville, 1558597719), The Art of Haute Couture (Abbeville, 0789200228) and Skrebneski: The First Fifty Years Photographs (Edition Stemmle, 3908163056). On September 15, 2000, Skrebneski's Steppenwolf portraits will be unveiled at City Gallery in Chicagos historic Water Tower.

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Publisher: Naperville, IL: Source Books Incorporated
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