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Filmcraft: Costume Design

By Deborah Nadoolman Landis

© 2012 – Focal Press

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Paperback: 9780240818665
pub: 2012-05-18

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Actors often say they only really assume the identity of their character when they have donned the costumes painstakingly created for them by the costume designer. In this volume of the FilmCraft series of books, sixteen of the world's leading costume designers come together to share their inspiration and knowledge with the reader. They provide insights into the challenges of envisioning a character, working with budgets, and collaborating with production designers, actors and directors. Designers featured include Academy Award winners Aggie Guerard Rodgers, Janty Yates and Lindy Hemming.

Table of Contents

Introduction; Jenny Beavan; Yvonne Blake; Mark Bridges; Danilo Donati; Shay Cunliffe; Sharen Davis; Lindy Hemming; Elizabeth Haffenden; Joanna Johnston; Michael Kaplan; Judianna Makovsky; Jean Louis; Maurizio Millenotti; Ellen Mirojnick; Aggie Rodgers; Ruth Morley; Penny Rose; Julie Weiss; Janty Yates; Mary Zophres; Shirley Russell.

About the Author

Deborah Nadoolman Landis received her MFA in Costume Design from UCLA in 1975 and for more than 30 years has worked in every imaginable area of costume design. Her iconic designs are famously seen in The Blues Brothers, Raiders of the Lost Ark, and Michael Jackson’s Thriller. She has a doctorate in the History of Design fromthe Royal College of Art and is President and was the recepient of the Costume Designers Guild's 2015 Edith Head Award for the Advancement and Education of the Art of Costume Design.

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BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
PERFORMING ARTS / Film & Video / General