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

Stage Lighting Design

The Art, the Craft, the Life

By Richard Pilbrow
Imprint: Nick Hern Books
Paperback : 9781854599964, 512 pages, January 2008


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.