Myerscough-Walker, R(aymond)

Stage and film decor. With a foreword by Charles B.Cochran.

London, Sir Issac Pitman & Sons Ltd 1940.

Reference: 14830
Price: £75 [convert currency]

Full Description

Large 4to. 192pp, mounted colour frontispiece, 10 mounted colour plates, 91 text ills. Publisher’s cloth, in dustwrapper (the wrapper torn with loss of printed lettering at top of front cover). Pictorial bookplate of Cyril Curtis. Subsequently Gavin Stamp’s copy, with his book label.

Only edition of this thorough survey of the techniques involved in stage set design. Myerscough-Walker was one of the ablest perspective draughtsman of the period, and the mounted coloured plates, reproducing both stage set designs and architectural perspective drawings, are particularly striking. His discussion of the work of other designers for the stage and for films, the latter including Vincent Korda, Edward Carrick (Teddy Craig), and Lautence Irving, is also interesting.