3rd Edition

Scenic Art for the Theatre

ISBN 9780240812908
Published November 29, 2011 by Routledge
440 Pages

USD $62.95

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Book Description

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.

Table of Contents

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

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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