Monumental... The visual assembly and display are superb... Wonderful and vibrant production stills... A very important and descriptive record. --Focus.
Containing more than a thousand breathtaking images, production photographs, set models, costume sketches, storyboards to show the impact of design on more than 400 shows from every corner of the world ... You will find in the book not only the big commercial hits of the period (Phantom, Les Mis, Chorus Line) but examples of the revolution in opera design wrought by our own David Hockney, Ralph Koltai and Timothy O Brien as well as many names not familiar to British ears but equally remarkable in their creativity. Beside them, you will find more exotic material from other, completely different theatre traditions jostling for attention in the book's purely chronological arrangement. Work from over sixty countries on every continent is here. --The Stage
About the Author
Eric Fielding is professor emeritus of scenic design at Brigham Young University; 30-year member of United Scenic Artists 829; USITT Fellow, former Vice-President, Founders Award and Lifetime Member Award recipient; and former editor of TD&T. He served as designer for the gold medal-winning American exhibit at PQ 91; and was creator of the World Stage Design exhibition and director of its first mounting in Toronto, March 2005.
Peter McKinnon is professor of design and management at York University in Toronto; lighting designer on some 450 shows, principally dance and opera; an organizer of the Canadian exhibit at PQ 07; past president of Associated Designers of Canada; and 16-year member of the OISTAT executive committee. He has produced shows off- and on-Broadway and in Edinburgh. He edited One show, One Audience, One Single Space by Jean-Guy Lecat.