Prague: Divadlo, (1962-1968). Uniformly very good in photo-illustrated wrappers.. First Edition. Oblong octavos. Set of 20 issues of the Czech dance and theater journal Divadlo. Profusely illustrated with numerous black-and-white photographs of actors on and off the stage, including the first appearance of Josef Koudelka's photographs in print. Issued by the avant-garde company Divadlo Za Branou, or Theater Beyond the Gate, led by Otomar Krejca, the journal highlighted late twentieth century developments in European performance. Koudelka began his professional photographic career with the company, demonstrating an early proclivity toward modernist aesthetics and abstract forms that he would continue in his renowned later work. Each issue includes articles, interviews, and script excerpts. Text in Czech. Not a complete run of all of his early appearances, but close.
(Inventory #: 17966)
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