Mielziner, Master of Modern Stage Design (Signed copy)
A study of Jo Mielziner, signed by Mary C Henderson
First printing. Oblong, 22 × 28.5cm. 320pp. Bound in the original cloth with gilt titling to spine. Published in association with the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts.
This copy has been signed and dedicated by Mary C Henderson to the ffep, along with a handwritten note from the author.
Jo Mielziner (1901–1976) was an acclaimed scenic designer of the American theatre. Over five decades his career spanned the flowering of the modern theatre in the USA, and he designed many of its most famous productions, including "A Streetcar Named Desire", "Death of a Salesman", "Guys and Dolls" and "Carousel". He worked with a plethora of great playwrights, directors and producers on a staggering total of 260 shows, many of them theatrical premieres, but also ballets, operas and motion pictures. He pioneered many concepts of design (such as the capturing of a visual metaphor for the production) that are taken for granted today. His influence for succeeding generations has been enormous. This study covers his life and work and is illustrated with sketches and fully-rendered designs.
This copy is in very good condition.