Focal Press Book: The Art of Theatrical Design: Elements of Visual Composition, Methods, and Practice (Paperback)

Focal Press Book: The Art of Theatrical Design: Elements of Visual Composition, Methods, and Practice (Paperback)

Focal Press Book: The Art of Theatrical Design: Elements of Visual Composition, Methods, and Practice (Paperback)

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  • Author: Kaoime Malloy
  • Format: Paperback
  • 340 Pages
  • Published: 2014
  • Publisher: Focal Press
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Focal Press 9781138021501 overview

  • 1Description

The book The Art of Theatrical Design: Elements of Visual Composition, Methods, and Practice, published by Focal Press, addresses the core principles that develop the student designer into a true artist, providing a foundation for success with each production design. The text concentrates on the skills necessary to create effective, evocative, and engaging theatrical designs that support the play contextually, thematically, and visually. It gives students the grounding in core principles needed to approach design challenges and make design decisions in both assigned class projects and realized productions.

In-depth discussions of design elements and principles for costume, set, lighting, sound, and projection designs
Coverage of key concepts such as content, context, genre, style, play structure and format, and the demands and limitations of various theatrical spaces
Essential principles, including collaboration, inspiration, conceptualization, script analysis, conducting effective research, building a visual library, developing an individual design process, and the role of the critique in collaboration
Information on recent digital drawing tool technology, such as the Wacom Inkling pen, Wacom Intuos digitizing tablets and digital sketching, and rendering programs such as Autodesk Sketchbook Pro and Adobe Photoshop
Chapter exercises and key terms designed to provide an engaging experience with the material and to facilitate student understanding
Kaoime E. Malloy is an Associate Professor of Costume Design for the University of Wisconsin Green Bay, Department of Theatre and Dance. A member of United Scenic Artists Local 829 and IATSE, she freelances as a theatre designer, makeup artist, and technician throughout the United States.

I. Beginnings
Chapter 1 - What is Design?
Chapter 2 - Content and Context
Chapter 3 - Genre
Chapter 4 - Style
Chapter 5 - Structure and Format

II. Elements of Design
Chapter 6 - Line
Chapter 7 - Shape/Form/Mass/Space
Chapter 8 - Value
Chapter 9 - Color
Chapter 10 - Texture
Chapter 11 - Creating the Illusion of Depth on a flat Surface

III. Principles of Design
Chapter 12 - Unity and Variety
Chapter 13 - Balance
Chapter 14 - Repetition/Pattern/Rhythm
Chapter 15 - Scale and Proportion
Chapter 16 - Emphasis and Subordination

IV. Core Principles for the Theatrical Designer
Chapter 17 - Collaboration
Chapter 18 - Analysis
Chapter 19 - Conceptualization
Chapter 20 - The Design Process
Chapter 21 - The Role of the Critique
Chapter 22 - Drawing as Our Common Language
Chapter 23 - Rendering Techniques

V. Individual Design Areas
Chapter 24 - Costume Design
Chapter 25 - Scene Design
Chapter 26 - Lighting Design
Chapter 27 - Sound Design
Chapter 28 - Projection Design
Table of Contents
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Focal Press 9781138021501 specs

Subject Core principles and practices of theatrical design
Publisher Focal Press
Author Kaoime Malloy
Edition 1st
Format Paperback
Pages 340
Date Published October 2014

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