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Essentials of Period Style : A Sourcebook for Stage and Production Designers

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Essentials of Period Style: A Sourcebook for Stage and Production Designers covers the visual, social, and political dynamics of multiple epochs and cultures and discusses how these trends affect the design of the architecture, costumes, and furnishings of the time. It then relates these characteristics and cultural movements to the design needs you'll encounter as you design a period production. Each chapter contains examples of period style in both theatre and film from a variety of notable productions and a glossary of specialized terms and words used in the chapter. Technological and aesthetic developments that affect design, lighting, and music are also included.show more

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  • Hardback | 424 pages
  • 216 x 279 x 25.4mm | 1,692g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • ROUTLEDGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 421 colour illustrations
  • 1138936170
  • 9781138936171

About Hal Tine

Hal Tine designed the sets for the Broadway productions of Jerry's Girls, and The Trip Back Down, and other National Tours. He has worked extensively, designing over 150 productions, for regional theatres, Off- and off-off Broadway, regional opera and ballet, including over 20 for the New York Grand Opera. He was Associate Designer with Peter Wexler for the Met Opera Un Ballo in Maschera, with Pavorotti, and Le Prophete. Work for television includes Good Morning America, World News Tonight, and Saturday Night Live, as well as numerous commercials for Kraft Foods, IBM, and Penzoil. Museum and exhibition work include the Smithsonian, the New-York Historical Society, the Brooklyn Museum, the Dallas Museum of Art among others. Mr. Tine taught stage design and Period Style in the Design/Tech program at Purchase College for many years and recently retired from the Production Design program at the Savannah College of Art and Design where he continued to develop his Period Style curriculum. He is a full member of United Scenic Artists, local 829, and a member of USITT.show more

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"How delightful of Mr. Tine, to take us on a journey of visual spectacle and discovery so essential for anyone needing to know the high points in life, art and architecture as they weave the net of human creative development. It's as if the author has "time travelled" to each period, waded through its essence and come back to tell us what we must not miss on our own journey of recollection, of the important elements we need to fulfill any and all recreations which might involve historical subjects." - Professor Elizabeth Popiel, Western Connecticut State University, School of Visual and Performing Arts. Scenic Designer USA Local 829 IATSE.show more

Table of contents

Preface Introduction Acknowledgements Foreword, by Peter Wexler Chapter 1: Greece: The Hellenic Period 475-375 BCE Chapter 2: Roman: 3rd Century BCE-476 CE Chapter 3: Early Christian: 313-800 CE; Byzantine: 313-1453 CE Chapter 4: Islamic: 622-1100 CE Chapter 5: Romanesque: 800-1100 CE Chapter 6: Gothic: 1100-1450 CE Chapter 7: Renaissance: 1450-1600 Chapter 8: Baroque: 1600-1720 Chapter 9: Rococo: 1720-1760 Chapter 10: Neoclassical: 1750-1820 Chapter 11: Romantic: 1750-1840 Chapter 12: Early Victorian: 1837-1870 Chapter 13: Late Victorian: 1870-1901 Chapter 14: Edwardian: 1901-1919 Chapter 15: Modern: 1919-1980 Chapter 16: Postmodern: 1980-Present Chapter 17: Pre-Columbian Cultures: Maya: 291 BCE-circa.1200, Aztec: 1325-1521, Inca: 13th Century-1527 Chapter 18: Egypt: 2920-57 BCE Chapter 19: India: 320 CE-1858 Chapter 20: China: 589 CE-1912 Chapter 21: Japan: 1338-1868show more

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