Synopses & Reviews
Understand the design process with LIGHTING AND THE DESIGN IDEA, Third Edition! With coverage of professional theatre practices in both commercial and residential theater, this text emphasizes the process by which lighting designers turn their ideas about a piece into the medium of stage lighting. Design concepts are illustrated by the text's art program so that concepts are easier to apply. A new chapter provides real-world advice, sample resumes, and other helpful tools for making the transition from student to working professional.
About the Author
Linda Essig is a professional lighting designer and Chair and Artistic Director of Theatre at Arizona State University. She has designed lighting at theatres throughout the country, including Cleveland Play House, Missouri Repertory Theatre, Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Utah Shakespearean Festival, Skylight Opera Theatre and many others. For sixteen years, she directed the lighting design program at University of Wisconsin - Madison. In addition to "Lighting and the Design Idea," she is the author of "The Speed of Light: Dialogues on Lighting Design and Technological Change."
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"Essig?s book is strong by emphasizing design for the play. The book provides a complete knowledge of lighting for the theatre, with strong areas in both design and technology for lighting.""This book deals a lot with the ideas in the play, and I think that is of fundamental importance in the classroom.""I adopted this text because Essig approaches lighting design as I do; she is serious about it as an art. Her approach is based on the needs of the work being lit and not on exploiting all the technical possibilities, and she articulates her views very clearly."