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.
"How delightful of Mr. Tiné, 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.
"Hal Tiné, experienced Broadway and regional designer and educator, has created an excellent resource for beginning the exploration of historical periods as they relate to all aspects of design."
-Natalie Robin, Stage Directions
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: 1338-1868