Moscow: Издание Всероссийского театрального об, 1934. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. (xvii)  211pp. . Orange cloth boards, with debossed blind-stamped lettering and insignia on the front cover. Beveled edges. Gilt decorated half-title with insignia, and a b/w photographic frontispiece.
This monograph of the famed Kamerny Theater in Moscow was issued on the 20th anniversary of its founding, and is an extensive examination of it's productions. Founded by Alexander Tairov (1885-1950) the chamber theater built a reputation as one of leading Russian theater companies and at the forefront of the theatrical world. Among those artistic figures involved were acclaimed artist and set designer Aleksandra Ekster (aka Alexandra Exter, 1882-1949), who designed sets in a constructivist style, and many others including architect Alexander Vesnin, artist Natalia Goncharova, designers Vladimir and Georgii Stenberg, and Aristarkh Lentulov.
The book is profusely illustrated throughout with 195 illustrated plates, with reproduced in b/w and color, depicting the dazzling art direction, set design and costuming of its avant-garde productions during that 20 year period. Many of the illustrated plates are partially protected with captioned tissue guards. A final section of text at the end of the book contains a detailed index of all productions with cast and crew credits, and a list of all representative image from those productions. The initial informative text section was written by Russian art, theater and literary critic, and poet Abram Markovich Efros (1888-1954).
Binding with some staining to the covers. Spine sunned. Repaired and reinforced with Japan tissue along the gutter of the interior front cover. Book block a bit loose. Writings in pen at the interior covers including the name of the previous owner on the front free endpaper. Binding in good+, interior in very good- to very good condition overall. Protected by modern mylar. g+ to vg. Item #45079