Evreinov’s theoretical work, profusely illustrated and published in Berlin, 1923
N.[ikolai] EVREINOV: Teatr kak takovoi. [Theatre as such]. Design by Aleksandr Arnshtam. Berlin: 1923.
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N.[ikolai] EVREINOV: Teatr kak takovoi. [Theatre as such]. Cover design, 2 illustrated title pages as well as 20 vignettes by Aleksandr Arnshtam. Berlin: Academia (Kummer) 1923.
8vo. (17,8 x 24,5). , 11-116,  p. Original publisher’s wrappers with pictorial cover and title printing in grey and black on cream stock.
2nd edition of this important theoretical work by famous Russian »homme de theatre« Nikolai Evreinov (1879-1953).
Contents, Author: Alongside Stanislavsky, Tairov and Meyerhold, Evreinov was a key figure of theatre renewal in Russia, although with a more conservative approach. The first edition was published in 1912 with illustrations by Nikolai Kulbin during Evreinov’s reign as founder and director of the »Ancient Theatre« in St. Petersburg.
Illustration: The book is profusely illustrated by painter, theatre designer and graphic artist Aleksandr Arnstham (1881-1969), who emigrated to Berlin in 1922 were he met Evreinov, also in exile because of conflicting Soviet theatre policy. In Berlin he exhibited alongside e.g. Archipenko, Burliuk, Chagall, Exter, Kandinsky, Lissitzky, Malevich, Rodchenko and Tatlin.
Condition: Edges and corners of cover torn and in parts with minimal faults, front cover and front leaf very slightly water-stained at front joint, front cover, front leaf and first title page with owner’s remark, paper time-stained, generally a fine copy of this particularly attractive and collectable edition.