442 Pages
    by Routledge

    442 Pages
    by Routledge

    Now in its Third Edition, Scenic Art for the Theatre: History, Tools and Techniques continues to be the most trusted source for both student and professional scenic artists. With new information on scenic design using Photoshop, Paint Shop Pro and other digital imaging softwares this test expands to offer the developing artist more step-by-step instuction and more practical techniques for work in the field. It goes beyond detailing job functions and discussing techniques to serve as a trouble-shooting guide for the scenic artist, providing practical advice for everyday solutions.

    Chapter 1 The Professional Scenic Artist
    Chapter 2 The Scenic Artist's Studio and Work Space
    Chapter 3 The Scenic Artist and the Scenic Studio Personnel
    Chapter 4 The Relationship Between the Scenic Artist and the Scenic Designer
    Chapter 5 The Painting Tools of Scenic Artistry
    Chapter 6 Color and Paint
    Chapter 7 Preparing Soft Goods for Painting
    Chapter 8 Preparing Hard Scenery for Painting
    Chapter 9 Scenery Cartooning and Layout
    Chapter 10 Two-Dimensional Scenic Painting Techniques
    Chapter 11 Trompe L'Oeil Painting Technique
    Chapter 12 Signs and Lettering
    Chapter 13 A Pathway of Student Projects
    Chapter 14 Three-Dimensional Textures
    Chapter 15 Surface Transformation: Faux Finishes, Aging Techniques, and Surface Finishing


    Scenic designer and member of the United Scenic Artists. He has designed for a variety of theatres in the United States and Europe. Mr. Beudert was awarded two Fulbright fellowships to France as a scenic designer. He is the Design Division Head of the School of Theatre Arts at The University of Arizona in Tucson.

    "With each edition of this volume (1st ed., CH, Dec'98, 36-2110), Crabtree and Beudert continue to improve their text and make it a valuable source for those interested in scenic art as a profession. The authors are working professionals, and they provide a wealth of information on training, skills, work environments, responsibilities, paint, color theory, tools and tricks of the trade, processes for laying out and preparing surfaces, and drawing formulas. Summing Up: Recommended." -- R.A. Naversen, Southern Illinois University Carbondale, CHOICE