Designs for the Theatre. In three parts with appreciations by Cecil Beaton James Laver and Laurence Whistler. Originally issued in three parts under the title “The Masque”.
London, “published for the Curtain Press Ltd by B.T.Batsford Ltd” 1950.
Small 8vo. 30 + (2)pp, mostly photo reproductions of design drawings by Whistler (some colour). Publisher’s pictorial boards, cloth spine, in dustwrapper. Presentation inscription to Brian Housden from “Philip”, Christmas 1950.
Collected edition of this posthumous record of Rex Whistler’s designs for stage sets, costumes and theatre programmes, originally published as three separate issues of the theatrical periodical The Masque. Of the three tributes to him included, the most interesting is that by his brother Laurence.