Stage Lighting Design: The Art, the Craft, the Life

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Nick Hern, 2008 - Performing Arts - 475 pages
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The definitive text for today's and tomorrow's lighting designers, covering the complete history, theory and practice of lighting design.

With over four hundred illustrations and nearly sixty colour photographs, as well as interviews with many well-known professionals, Stage Lighting Design is a comprehensive, insightful and inspiring book that every designer and would-be designer should own.

It is arranged in four sections:

Design: the basic principles, illustrated with reference to specific productions
History: a brief survey of the historical development of stage lighting
The Life: interviews with 14 other lighting designers, plus notes on Pilbrow's own career
Mechanics: a comprehensive section dealing with all the technical data today's designer will need.

'If you believe in learning from pioneers with pedigree, Richard Pilbrow is your man. For the aspiring lighting designer, the wealth of knowledge and the insight into this strange profession are invaluable'  

'Comprehensive, readable and inspiring... Pilbrow's great knowledge and practical experience shine out from every page'

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About the author (2008)

Richard Pilbrow is a West End and Broadway lighting designer. He is also a theatre, film and television producer and a world-renowned theatre consultant. He was a pioneer of modern stage lighting in Britain and was retained by Laurence Olivier to be theatre consultant to the National Theatre in London. His lighting has been seen in over three hundred productions in London, New York, Paris, Vienna and Moscow. He was awarded the 2008 Wally Russell Award for Lifetime Achievement in lighting design.

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