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Merle Armitage; Additional Articles By John Martin, Lincoln Kirstein, Evangeline Stokowski, Stark Young, Wallingford Riegger, Edith J R Isaacs, Roy Hargreave, James Johnson Sweeney, George Antheil, Margaret Lloyd, Louis Danz, Martha Graham; Biography By Winthrop Sargeant

Published by Dance Horizons, New York (1966)

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About this Item: Dance Horizons, New York, 1966. Soft cover. Condition: Fine. Photographs; Paintings By Edeward Biberman And Carlos Dyer; Design By Merle Armitage (illustrator). 2nd Edition. 132 Pp. Reprint Of The 1937 Book Designed By Armitage, With A New (1966) Appreciative Foreword By Graham. This Copy Inscribed By Merle Armitage To Pasquale Giovanni Napolitano, Illustrator Of Many Armitage Books, And His Wife: " For Emmie And Jonnie, Two Of The People This Book Was Made For- With Love Merle 1968". Also With A Clipping Of January 1982 La Times Article On A Social Event Promoting Graham. Inscribed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 033799

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Martha Graham: ARMITAGE, Merle

ARMITAGE, Merle

Published by Merle Armitage, Los Angeles (1937)

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About this Item: Merle Armitage, Los Angeles, 1937. hardcover. Condition: very good(-). Illustrated with black-and-white photographs. Edited and with a Foreword by Mere Armitage. Articles by John Martin, Lincoln Kirstein, Evangeline Stokowski, Stark Young, Wallingford Riegger, Edith J.R. Isaacs, Roy Hargrave, Hames Johnson Sweeney, Goerge Antheil, Margaret Lloyd, Louis Danz, and Martha Graham. Biography by Winthrop Sargeant. Paintings by Edward Biberman and Carlos Dyer. A Portrait of Louis Horst. Affirmations by Martha Graham. 132 pages, 8vo, small 8vo, printed gray cloth (uneven toning; hinges skillfully repaired; previous bookseller's label inside the front cover). Los Angeles: Merle Armitage, 1937. Limited to 1000 copies. A very good(-) copy. Inscribed on the half-title page: "For Dr. Emilio Oribe, Sincerely Martha Graham.". Seller Inventory # 253417

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Stewart, Virginia [Compiler And Editor], Armitage, Merle; Contributions By Artur Michel, Mary Wigman, Palucca, Harald Kreutzberg, Hanns Hasting, Paul Love, Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey And Paul Love, Charles Weidman, Hanya Holm, Stewart And Armitage; Translations By Franziska Boas

Published by E Weyhe / Lynton R. Kistler / Merle Armitage, New York (1935)

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About this Item: E Weyhe / Lynton R. Kistler / Merle Armitage, New York, 1935. Soft cover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine DJ. Color Lithograph By Elise; Photographs By Edward Weston, Soichi Sunami, Ben Pinchot, Marcus Blechman, H. Hewitt, And Charles Rudolph (illustrator). First Edition. #96 Of 500 Copies, Numbered And Signed By The Artist Elise [Armitage] On The Frontispiece Lithograph. Grey Printed Wrappers Printed In Black With Plain Flaps, Attached At Spine, With Additional Similar Outer Grey Dj Printed In Red On Outside Panels And Printed In Black On Flaps. 24 Different Photographs. This Copy Inscribed On The Colophon To Artist And Illustrator Pasquale G. Napolitano "Inscribed For Giovanni Napolitano On The 17Th Day Of October 1935 With Luck Merle Armitage Lynton R. Kistler"; Armitage Wrote, And Kisler Printed, A Book On Napolitano That Same Year. On The Following Autographs Page Are Pasted In The Autographs Of Mary Wigman, Paul Love, Martha Graham, Doris Humphrey, Charles Weidman, Hanya Holm, Palucca, Artur Michel, And Hanns Hastings. Near Fine, In Near Fine Dj. Laid In Loosely Are 15 Of The Original Photographs That Armitage Reproduced For The Book; These Are Well Printed On 8 X 10 Paper[Except A Smaller Photograph Of Holm Which Is Signed On The Reverse]; They Show More Detail And Clarity Than The Reproduced Photographs, And The Photographs By Charles Rudolph, Ralph Samuels And Ben Pinchot Are Annotated With Printed Or Written Credits On The Reverse. Near Fine Book And Cover, In Lightly Worn Outer Dj With Some Short Tears At Corners. Signed by Author(s). Seller Inventory # 028502

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Martha Graham. Edited and with a foreword: GRAHAM, Martha.) ARMITAGE,

About this Item: Los Angeles: Auditorium Building, November 1937, 1937. Octavo. Original grey cloth, titles to spine and front board in black, photographically illustrated pastedowns. Illustrated bookplate to front pastedown, ink ownership stamp to top edge, 1946 ink gift inscription to front free endpaper. Mild toning to spine panel, very light rubbing to ends and corners, sound and internally clean, excellent condition. Designs in the text, and full page photographic illustrations. First edition, first printing, inscribed by Graham on the half-title, "Best wishes, Martha Graham". This retrospective of the explosive first decade in the career of dancer Martha Graham (18941991) was designed and edited by Merle Armitage, published in an edition of 1,000 copies. Martha Graham has been described as the Picasso, the Stravinsky, the Frank Lloyd Wright of dance, and her Graham technique is still taught worldwide. She was the first dancer to perform at the White House, and to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom. The book collects commentary by numerous luminaries of the performing arts, as well as a large selection of photographs, and some 15 pages of striking quotations from Graham herself. It concludes with a short biography and a record of her concerts and repertoire. Seller Inventory # 117237

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