The fourth in the author’s ‘Basics’ series, this title covers the subject area in four main sections: The Concept, Practical Matters, Related Issues and The Design Into Practice. In an area that is difficult to be difinitive, there are several things that cross all the boundaries of all lighting design and it’s these areas that the author seeks to help with.
Few books on lighting design for the theatre take the reader from the very basics. Coleman’s short book literally begins with the conceptual elements of a task, and whether the lighting is to be for effect or as a seamless part of a bigger picture. It does assume knowledge of the previous book, A Beginners Guide to Stage Lighting, or at least some ideas about hardware, but otherwise a good starting point.
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