Scenic Art for the Theatre: History, Tools, and Techniques

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Focal Press, 1998 - Art - 300 pages
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Scenic Art for the Theatre is a visual and written guide to the tools and techniques used in modern scene painting. The authors guide the reader through the complex role of the scenic artist, discussing his or her relationship with the scenic designer and production staff; the variety of tools used in scenic artistry including paints, materials, and surfaces; and the techniques, both traditional and non-traditional. The book also includes a history of scenic artistry beginning with the Renaissance and Baroque theatres through the Romantic theatre to the present day Modern theatre.



Scenic Art for the Theatre is written in easy-to-understand language for both the student and the professional. The tools and techniques sections, complete with hints and how-to's, make this book a handy reference for anyone studying or working in this field.

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About the author (1998)

Scenic designer and member of the United Scenic Artists. He has designed for a variety of theatres in the United States and Europe. Mr. Beudert was awarded two Fulbright fellowships to France as a scenic designer. He is the Design Division Head of the School of Theatre Arts at The University of Arizona in Tucson.

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