Shawn The Dancer
New York: A. S. Barnes and Company Incorporated, 1933. First American edition. Hardcover. Folio. 81, pp. Original photo-illustrated dust-jacket over decorative silver cloth, with purple lettering to front cover. Tissue-guarded colored frontispiece from a painting by Katherine S. Dreier.
This first American edition is an appreciation of the dynamic and important dancer and choreographer Ted Shawn (1891-1972) and a view of influences on modern avant-garde dance in the early 1930's. Illustrated with an abstract color frontispiece of Shawn by the author and several full-page annotated b/w photographic reproductions by various photographers (Binder, Mortensen, Muray, Hiller and others). Also entails a list of original ballets and a descriptive catalogue as an appendix.
Sunning, minor and sporadic soiling and creasing to dust-jacket. DJ in overall good-, binding and interior in very good condition. g- to vg. Item #40275