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GLADKY, Serge; SALMON, André.

Synthèse du costume théâtral.

Trente planches en couleurs.

Stock Code
93897
Paris, Le Théâtre national [mondialý], 1927
£9,500

Born in Russia, the cubist and art deco artist Serge Gladky (1880-1930s) was based in Paris where he was active in 1920s and 1930s; he was one of the precursors of modern abstract art.

Gladky worked as a graphic artist and architect, using ornamental and geometric patterns composed of sleek lines and sharp angles, inspired by nature and animals. He was also heavily involved in popularising pochoir printmaking in Paris in the early 1900s, a reaction against the mass printing techniques that often produced dull colours. The introduction to this album is by André Salmon, a French writer and art critic who, with Guillaume Apollinaire, was one of the early defenders of Cubism. In the text the poet expands on his love of Russian costumes and on his admiration for Gladky. Praising the artist's ability to convey the essence of Russian culture through geometric shapes, he calls the plates 'inventions

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Description

First edition, one of 170 numbered copies; 4to (33.5 x 25.5 cm); 33 pochoir plates (including frontispiece), some with gold or silver, on laid paper, pochoir illustration and signature by the artist to upper board; small marginal repairs and light stains to covers, text block clean; bound in contemporary wrappers with Gladky's designs.

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