This stunning book explores the relationship between the visual and performing arts which developed in Paris during the late 1880s and 1890s. All the works featured in this book were commissioned as designs for the covers and pages of theatre programmes for avant-garde plays of the time, including some written by Henrik Ibsen and Oscar Wilde. The book includes prints by major artists such as Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec, Pierre Bonnard, Edouard Vuillard and Edvard Munch. These works were the result of the natural affinity that developed between the artists, playwrights, producers and patrons of the smaller Paris theatres, such as the Théâtre Libre, the Théâtre de L'Oeuvre, and the Théâtre d'Art. In addition, this volume illustrates selected manuscripts, letters, tickets and other ephemera. The selection offers an extraordinary range of artistic styles, from realism to symbolism, as well as varied portrayals of the late nineteenth-century Parisian milieu, from politics and labour relations to family life and entertainment for the masses.
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Subtítulo: ARTISTS AND THE AVANT-GARDE THEATER IN PARIS, 1887