Technical Drawing for Stage Design

Author: Gary Thorne

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1785000667

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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Technical Drawing for Stage Design explains the importance of drawing in the design process, revealing how the initial two-dimensional drawing is a crucial building block in creating the scale model that in turn will develop into the stage set - that will transport the audience into another world. Topics covered include: introducing the tools and equipment used by the designer; developing confidence in freehand sketching; drawing to aid the creative thought process, communicate design ideas and help with the construction process; scenic elements and the related terminology; the architecture of the theatre - and how to draw it. Aimed at drama students and teachers, technical drawing students, amateur dramatics groups and theatre workshop organisers, Technical Drawing for Stage Design offers an attractive and practical manual on the subject. Well illustrated with approximately 120 black and white images.

Technical Drawing for Stage Design

Author: Gary Thorne

Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)

ISBN: 9781847971517

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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Explaining the importance of drawing in the design process, this guide reveals how the initial two-dimensional drawing is a crucial building block in creating the scale model that in turn will develop into the stage set—that will transport the audience into another world. Topics covered include an introduction to the tools and equipment used by the designer; developing confidence in freehand sketching; drawing to aid the creative thought process, communicate design ideas, and and help with the construction process; scenic elements and the related terminology; and the architecture of the theater and how to draw it.

Drafting for the Theatre

Author: Dennis Dorn,Mark Shanda

Publisher: SIU Press

ISBN: 0809387735

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 372

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In this newly revised second edition, veteran stage designers and technical directors Dennis Dorn and Mark Shanda introduce industry-standard drafting and designing practices with step-by-step discussions, illustrations, worksheets, and problems to help students develop and refine drafting and other related skills needed for entertainment set production work. By incorporating the foundational principles of both hand- and computer-drafting approaches throughout the entire book, the authors illustrate how to create clear and detailed drawings that advance the production process. Early chapters focus on the basics of geometric constructions, orthographic techniques, soft-line sketching applications, lettering, and dimensioning. Later chapters discuss real-life applications of production drawing and ancillary skills such as time and material estimation and shop-drawing nomenclature. Two chapters detail a series of design and shop drawings required to mount a specific design project, providing a guided path through both phases of the design/construction process. Most chapters conclude with one or more worksheets or problems that provide readers with an opportunity to test their understanding of the material presented. The authors' discussion of universal CAD principles throughout the manuscript provides a valuable foundation that can be used in any computer-based design, regardless of the software. Dorn and Shanda treat the computer as another drawing tool, like the pencil or T-square, but one that can help a knowledgeable drafter potentially increase personal productivity and accuracy when compared to traditional hand-drafting techniques. Drafting for the Theatre, second edition assembles in one book all the principal types of drawings, techniques, and conventional wisdom necessary for the production of scenic drafting, design, and shop drawings. It is richly illustrated with numerous production examples and is fully indexed to assist students and technicians in finding important information. It is structured to support a college-level course in drafting, but will also serve as a handy reference for the working theatre professional.

Drawing the Line

Technical Hand Drafting for Film and Television

Author: David McHenry

Publisher: Focal Press

ISBN: 9781138290334

Category: Art

Page: 180

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Stage Design

A Practical Guide

Author: Gary Thorne

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 1847973477

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

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In Stage Design - A Practical Guide Gary Thorne, a freelance theatre set and costume designer, introduces the concept of art and design for performance, drawing on his considerable experience in a wide variety of theatres. The book begins from first principles, and assumes no prior knowledge of the subject. Each chapter contains clear, concise text and informative illustrations; and concludes with practical exercises to, ensure that the reader has got the most out of the book, and stimulating exploration in both two and three dimensions. The book includes examples of the author's work and that of others in the field, illustrating the methods adopted and practised in theatre schools and the more innovative theatre companies.

The Handbook of Set Design

Author: Colin Winslow

Publisher: Crowood Press (UK)

ISBN: 9781861268136

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 192

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The Handbook of Set Design is 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 color renderings for a wide range of productions.

Drawing and Rendering for Theatre

A Practical Course for Scenic, Costume, and Lighting Designers

Author: Clare P. Rowe

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1136085416

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 288

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Drawing and Rendering for Theatre, A Practical Course for Scenic, Costume, and Lighting Designers is designed for those of you who are theatrical designers and want to improve your drawing and rendering skills. This gorgeous full-color book includes many examples of student drawings, analyzed and critiqued for areas that need improvement. It also includes numerous examples of design renderings by professional theatrical designers. In addition to the general sections on drawing and painting, it includes separate chapters on costume, scenic, and lighting rendering that include information specific to these design areas.

Designer Drafting and Visualizing for the Entertainment World

Author: Patricia Woodbridge,Hal Tine

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780240818917

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 399

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"In the second edition of Designer Drafting and Visualization for the Entertainment World, art director Patricia Woodbridge teams up with scenic designer and SCAD professor Hal Tinae to give you a dynamic glimpse into the world of designing for mainstream entertainment including theatre, film, TV, and corporate events. Drawing on designs from real Hollywood and Broadway blockbusters, this book provides you with the basic tools and principles of scenic drafting and visualization, beginning with pencil sketching, "soft drafting," finished drafting and culminating with the latest information on CAD drafting, digital 3D modelling, digital and hand/digital rendering, and digital graphics for emerging set designers, art directors and production designers. Full of photo and graphic examples from all areas of entertainment, this book builds on basic principles of designer drafting and visualization to give you the most comprehensive knowledge on the subject, and also illuminates scenic career paths with insights from professional set design artists who discuss their education and varied career progressions. "--

Scenery

Draughting and Construction for Theatres, Museums, Exhibitions and Trade Shows

Author: John Blurton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135868425

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 174

View: 1939

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This practical book looks at the types of drawing used, equipment, materials commonly specified, surveying, and also covers building floors, flats, cloths, windows, doors, trucks, staircases, roofs, revolves, multi-story structures, and bridges. By addressing both theater and the commercial world this book will be of real help to a broad range of people in the theater industry.

Theatre and Performance Design

A Reader in Scenography

Author: Jane Collins,Andrew Nisbet

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136344527

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 432

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Theatre and Performance Design: A Reader in Scenography is an essential resource for those interested in the visual composition of performance and related scenographic practices. Theatre and performance studies, cultural theory, fine art, philosophy and the social sciences are brought together in one volume to examine the principle forces that inform understanding of theatre and performance design. The volume is organised thematically in five sections: looking, the experience of seeing space and place the designer: the scenographic bodies in space making meaning This major collection of key writings provides a much needed critical and contextual framework for the analysis of theatre and performance design. By locating this study within the broader field of scenography – the term increasingly used to describe a more integrated reading of performance – this unique anthology recognises the role played by all the elements of production in the creation of meaning. Contributors include Josef Svoboda, Richard Foreman, Roland Barthes, Oscar Schlemmer, Maurice Merleau-Ponty, Richard Schechner, Jonathan Crary, Elizabeth Wilson, Henri Lefebvre, Adolph Appia and Herbert Blau.

Engineering Drawing and Design

Author: David A. Madsen,David P. Madsen

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305887921

Category: Architecture

Page: 1680

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For more than 25 years, students have relied on this trusted text for easy-to-read, comprehensive drafting and design instruction that complies with the latest ANSI and ASME industry standards for mechanical drafting. The Sixth Edition of ENGINEERING DRAWING AND DESIGN continues this tradition of excellence with a multitude of real, high-quality industry drawings and more than 1,000 drafting, design, and practical application problems—including many new to the current edition. The text showcases actual product designs in all phases, from concept through manufacturing, marketing, and distribution. In addition, the engineering design process now features new material related to production practices that eliminate waste in all phases, and the authors describe practices to improve process output quality by using quality management methods to identify the causes of defects, remove them, and minimize manufacturing variables. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

What is Scenography?

Author: Pamela Howard

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134027699

Category: Art

Page: 264

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"Pamela Howard’s ground-breaking What is Scenography? was the first book to set out the bold new approaches to designing and directing for theatre which had dazzled audiences in Europe during the previous decades. It did us all a service by enriching the scope of how we understand the aesthetics of the stage. The lavish new materials (drawings, colour photos, new production analysis) included in this second edition make it even more essential for anyone interested in new developments in theatre." - David Bradby "To write, design, organize, manage, sculpt, educate, paint, research and above all, to passionately live the life of the performance is what Pamela has done throughout her whole career and, in one way or another, it is reflected here in this book: the universality of stage design, its elements and its soul." - Ramon Ivars "Gives an excellent sense of scenography and a window on a life in the theatre - which is fascinating. ...A superb book." - Professor Arnold Aronson, Columbia University, USA "Pamela Howard is the precise definition of what a scenographer of today should be: a multiple artist. Her vast experience with space, her rare and acute power of reflection, her workshops worldwide, her masterful control of drawing and painting and her ability to interconnect scenography with other artistic expressions qualify her to discuss with great authority what "space for staging" should be in the coming decades of this millennium." - Jose Carlos Serroni Pamela Howard's What is Scenography? has become a classic text in contemporary theatre design and performance practice. In this second edition, the author expands on her holistic analysis of scenography as comprising space, text, research, art, performers, directors and spectators, to examine the changing nature of scenography in the twenty-first century. The book includes: case studies and anecdotes from Howard's own celebrated career illustrations of her own recent work, in full colour throughout an updated 'world view' of scenography, with definitions from the world's most famous and influential scenographers A direct and personal response to the question of how to define scenography by one of the world's leading practitioners, What is Scenography? continues to shape the work of visual theatremakers throughout the world.

Model Making for the Stage

Author: Keith Orton

Publisher: Crowood Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 160

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Model Making for the Stage focuses on the scenographic model and its crucial creative role in the theater-making process. Although it is primarily designed to meet the needs of students and practicing stage designers, the skills and techniques of accurate scale modeling are also transferable to hobbies like model railways and dolls’ houses. Contents include practical information about model-making materials and setting up a working environment; foundation skills, techniques, and exercises to introduce the art of model making; instructions for constructing scale interiors, exteriors, and furniture, as well as scale figures; scenographic models as communication tools; information about theater technology, scenic construction, and painting; and presentation of the final scenographic model. Keith Orton is a design instructor at Britain’s Central School of Speech and Drama.

Design Drawing

Author: Francis D. K. Ching,Steven P. Juroszek

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118061586

Category: Architecture

Page: 416

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Get the completely revised edition to mastering the visual language of architecture. In his distinctive graphic style, world-renowned author and architecture educator Francis D.K. Ching takes us on another exciting journey through the process of creation. In Design Drawing, Second Edition, he unmasks the basic cognitive processes that drive visual perception and expression, incorporating observation, memory, and rendering into a creative whole. This edition unites imaginative vision with fundamental architectural principles to cover the traditional basics of drawing, including line, shape, tone, and space. Guiding the reader step-by-step through the entire drawing process, Design Drawing also examines different types of drawing techniques such as multiview, paraline, and perspective drawings -- and how they can be applied to achieve stunning results. In addition, this edition: Goes beyond basic drawing books—Ching not only covers the principles, media, and techniques of drawing, but also places these within the context of what and why designers draw. Features more than 1,500 hand-rendered drawings—beautiful illustrations that reinforce the concepts and lessons of each chapter. Includes a supplemental CD-ROM—viewers will gain a greater appreciation of the techniques presented in this book through the power of animation, video, and 3D models. Twelve new modules are included, as is a video of the author demonstrating freehand techniques in a step-by-step manner. For professional architects, designers, fine artists, illustrators, teachers and students alike, this all-in-one package is both an effective tool and an outstanding value, demonstrating concepts and techniques in a visually stimulating format that transends comparable works in the field.

Drawing for Architects

Construction and Design Manual

Author: Natascha Meuser

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783869224510

Category:

Page: 240

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The drawing architect for centuries, this term was just as tautological as the baking baker . Nevertheless, the acquisition of drawing skills is by no means a minor field of study for architects. Design methodology, also referred to as methodology of space and the representation of the human body, plays a critical role in the current field of architectural activity. This book explores options for illustration and contemporary practice with architectural presentation. It deals with the following topics: > The history and theory of architectural drawing, covering a wide spectrum of issues in terms of art and architectural history. > Ten architects present their architectural concepts based on a selection of drawing and presentation techniques. > Ten exercises for freehand drawing, demonstrating that spatial vision and the ability to think in three-dimensional terms can be learnt by anyone. > Demonstrative examples and practical exercises for technical drawings"

Technical Drawing for Fashion

A Complete Guide

Author: Basia Szkutnicka,Collectif,

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780678368

Category:

Page: 256

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echnical Drawing for Fashion explains how to create a technical fashion drawing using a simple and straightforward step-by-step method. This second edition includes more information on rendering drawings by hand and using a computer, and a brand new section on knitwear. The main part of the book presents over 600 technical drawings of garment types, styles and construction details, the basic key shapes of which are shown alongside a specially created and photographed calico toile. This unique presentation illustrates the relationship between the three-dimensional garment and the two-dimensional drawing, allowing readers to really understand how to render technical drawings.

So You Want to be A Theatre Designer?

Author: Michael Pavelka

Publisher: Nick Hern Books

ISBN: 9781848423541

Category: Costume

Page: 416

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The definitive guide to designing for theatre – by an award-winning designer with over 160 productions to his name. With a Foreword by Alison Chitty. A theatre designer needs to be able to draw on a wide spectrum of skills, work collaboratively with all the different members of the production team, and deliver designs that work in the testing conditions of performance. This book guides you through everything you need in order to become – and ultimately to succeed as – a theatre designer, including: The various aspects of design – set and props, costume, masks, make-up The applications of design – opera, dance, site-specific, lighting, video and more The skills you require, and the training available The journey of a design from page to stage, from your first reading of the script, through research, first sketches, storyboards, technical and costume drawings, and on to the model The people you will collaborate with – directors, producers, actors, writers and more – and how to work effectively with each of them Finally, there are sections on landing your first production and furthering your career. Also included is a production timeline to guide you through the mechanics of contracts, copyright, costings, and what you need to have ready at each stage of the process. It is illustrated throughout with designs, by the author and other leading designers. Written by an experienced practitioner and teacher, this book will be an essential guide for any aspiring or emerging theatre designer, as well as anyone seeking a greater understanding of how designers work. 'A comprehensive introduction and guide to the world of the professional theatre designer, a key book for anyone contemplating entering the profession' Alison Chitty, from her Foreword

I Am a Camera

A Play in Three Acts. Adapted from the Berlin Stories of Christopher Isherwood

Author: John Van Druten

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 9780822205456

Category: Drama

Page: 90

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THE STORY: In the words of the Herald-Tribune, the play looks at life in a tawdry Berlin rooming house of 1930 with a stringently photographic eye. For the most part, it concerns itself with the mercurial and irresponsible moods of a girl called S