[Grete Wiesenthal und ihrer Schule] Gedichte von Richard Billinger Lithographien von Erwin Lang
[Wien]: Heybach Verlag, 1923.
Large thick ivory card portfolio (48.5 x 34 cms.), upper with striking lithographic illustration of dancers in red and dark yellow. 1f. (recto title, verso publisher's note), 6ff., + 12 full-page lithographic illustrations.
Portfolio slightly worn, browned, and soiled, with tears along folds; small chips to spine. In very good internal condition overall.
First Edition. Rare.
Wiesenthal, a noted Austrian dancer, choreographer, and teacher, was the daughter of painter Franz Wiesenthal and wife of painter Erwin Lang.
The present lithographic suite depicts both male and female dancers in varying attitudes representing Wiesenthal's new dance techniques.
"Effortlessness, flying and swinging movements, rapture, and the capacity to be deeply moved by music were the characteristics of Grete Wiesenthal. With her techniques she succeeded in integrating these into a system that could be transmitted to later generations." The Dance Encyclopedia Vol. 6, p. 388.
Price: $850.00 other currencies