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Adam, Ken (1921–)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Adam is a production designer, born in Berlin, Germany, although his family moved to Britain in 1933 following the rise to power of the Nazi Party. Adam trained as an architect at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Having served...

Set Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Set design is customarily understood to be the visual interpretation of scenery, furniture, and props used for performances in theater, television, and film. The use of scenery became popular after the Renaissance, when theater moved...

Messel, Oliver (1904–78)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...British set and costume designer born in London, Messel was known for his innovative work before and after the Second World War in both theater and film. Trained at the Slade School of Art, London, he initially worked as a portrait painter,...

Scenography

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 3

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Scenography can be referred to as the interrelationship of set design, architecture, audience, costume design, and dramaturgy in the construction of meaning in theater and performance. The term has been used since antiquity to refer...

Lighting Design

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 2

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...Lighting design is the design of lighting systems for different applications in exterior and interior environments. An appropriately lit environment serves a person’s ability to see well and to be able to do the tasks that they need...

Introduction

Sue Field

Sue Field is a researcher at UNSW Art and Design, Australia, and a lecturer in the School of Architecture at the University of Technology, Australia. Sue has an exemplary history of working in the performing arts industry. She has extensive experience in scenographic design, lecturing, and teaching, practice-based education and research, and is a practitioner in expanded drawing as an art practice. She has written scholarly papers for journals, national and international conferences, and has published academic book chapters. She was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of New South Wales, Australia, in 2018. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Scenographic Design Drawing : Performative Drawing in an Expanded Field

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

Book Chapter

...The primary motivation for this book was to prompt a scholarly debate on the set design drawings for theatre and live performance and to highlight their unique qualities within the greater arena of drawing practice and theory.This monograph...

Bel Geddes, Norman (1893–1958)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...American industrial designer whose design practice at the height of its success grew to employ over 2,000 people. Born Norman Melancton Geddes (1893–1958), he only became Norman Bel Geddes on his marriage to Helen Belle Schneider in 1918...

Ballets Russes (1909–29)

The Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Design Volume 1

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Encyclopedia Chapter

...The Ballets Russes was a company established in 1909 by Sergei Diaghilev known for its cutting-edge design and performance praxis. It had two short seasons in 1909 and 1910 before becoming a touring company in Paris. It established a home...

Creating a Scene

Sue Field

Sue Field is a researcher at UNSW Art and Design, Australia, and a lecturer in the School of Architecture at the University of Technology, Australia. Sue has an exemplary history of working in the performing arts industry. She has extensive experience in scenographic design, lecturing, and teaching, practice-based education and research, and is a practitioner in expanded drawing as an art practice. She has written scholarly papers for journals, national and international conferences, and has published academic book chapters. She was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of New South Wales, Australia, in 2018. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Scenographic Design Drawing : Performative Drawing in an Expanded Field

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

Book Chapter

...In the above prose, written by Tadeusz Kantor, there is identified his preoccupations with history as discarded objects of memory, loss, and death. Here he describes history as a refuse of abandoned photographic glass plates in which...

Drawn behind the Fourth Wall

Sue Field

Sue Field is a researcher at UNSW Art and Design, Australia, and a lecturer in the School of Architecture at the University of Technology, Australia. Sue has an exemplary history of working in the performing arts industry. She has extensive experience in scenographic design, lecturing, and teaching, practice-based education and research, and is a practitioner in expanded drawing as an art practice. She has written scholarly papers for journals, national and international conferences, and has published academic book chapters. She was awarded a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) from the University of New South Wales, Australia, in 2018. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Scenographic Design Drawing : Performative Drawing in an Expanded Field

Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021

Book Chapter

...The Australian scenographer Tony Tripp encapsulated the spirit of the scenographic design drawing in the following statement:The drawing is the act of articulating an idea. The drawing is intended to persuade the director to go with it....