The Handbook of Set Design

The Handbook of Set Design $39.99

Colin Winslow

Published by Crowood Press

A comprehensive guide to designing scenery of all kinds for a wide variety of stages, large and small

From concept to final dress rehearsal and performance, it takes you through the practical process of turning initial ideas and sketches into final sets that enhance the audience's understanding of the play as well as providing a memorable experience in their own right

Many photographs of stage sets designed by the author are included, together with explanatory illustrations, stage plans, technical drawings, models and colour renderings for a wide range of productions

Topics covered include ...

various types of stage
stage directions and naturalism
style, colour, texture and form, realism and naturalism
both traditional and state-of-the-art digital techniques involved in stage design
tools and methods for hand drafting, painting and model making
moving and changing scenery
scenic tricks and special effects

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