Cover image for Materials and craft of the scenic model
Title:
Materials and craft of the scenic model
Author:
Payne, Darwin Reid.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
Carbondale : Southern Illinois University Press, [1976]

©1976
Physical Description:
xix, 116 pages : illustrations ; 19 x 26 cm
General Note:
Includes index.
Language:
English
Reading Level:
1320 Lexile.
Subject Term:
ISBN:
9780809307784

9780809307838
Format :
Book

On Order

Summary

Summary

This is the first full-length textbook devoted totally to the craft and materials involved in preparing one of the stage designer's most important presentations --the scenic model.

 

 

Though scenic models are not a new development in the theatre--Leonardo da Vinci used them for the spectacles he was commissioned to design--it has been only recently that they have all but superseded scenic sketches, prima­rily because the three-dimensional model more closely resembles the image realized on the actual stage.

 

Materials and Craft of the Scenic Model thus fills a distinct and major need for teaching the art and craftsmanship a designer must have to make scenic models. Through diagrams, sketches, and models, along with explications of the essential tools and materials re­quired, Payne defines and delineates the precise step-by-step procedures of sce­nic-model making: the basic prepara­tions of construction, the process of making the model, and the experimen­tal aspects of model making. Because designers must sometimes show their work by way of photographs, the author has included instructions on how a scenic model should be photographed.


Summary

This is the first full-length textbook devoted totally to the craft and materials involved in preparing one of the stage designer's most important presentations --the scenic model.

 

 

Though scenic models are not a new development in the theatre--Leonardo da Vinci used them for the spectacles he was commissioned to design--it has been only recently that they have all but superseded scenic sketches, prima­rily because the three-dimensional model more closely resembles the image realized on the actual stage.

 

Materials and Craft of the Scenic Model thus fills a distinct and major need for teaching the art and craftsmanship a designer must have to make scenic models. Through diagrams, sketches, and models, along with explications of the essential tools and materials re­quired, Payne defines and delineates the precise step-by-step procedures of sce­nic-model making: the basic prepara­tions of construction, the process of making the model, and the experimen­tal aspects of model making. Because designers must sometimes show their work by way of photographs, the author has included instructions on how a scenic model should be photographed.


Author Notes

Darwin Reid Payne is Associate Pro­fessor of Theatre and Designer for the University Theatre, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He is the au­thor of Design for the Stage:  First Steps.


Darwin Reid Payne is Associate Pro­fessor of Theatre and Designer for the University Theatre, Southern Illinois University Carbondale. He is the au­thor of Design for the Stage:  First Steps.


Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Part 1 Basic Preparationp. 1
3 Types of Scenic Modelsp. 6
Part 2 the Craft of Scenic-Model Makingp. 17
6 Recording Initial Ideasp. 19
Part 3 Experimental Techniques in Scenic Modelsp. 61
9 Use of Existing Imagesp. 62
10 Found Objects and Materialsp. 64
11 Use of 35-Mm Projection For Experimental Workp. 81
Part 4 Photographing Scenic Modelsp. 95
An: Annotated Bibliographyp. 107
Indexp. 111
Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Introductionp. xi
Part 1 Basic preparationp. 1
3 Types of Scenic Modelsp. 6
Part 2 the Craft of Scenic-Model Makingp. 17
6 Recording Initial Ideasp. 19
Part 3 Experimental Techniques in Scenic Modelsp. 61
9 Use of Existing Imagesp. 62
10 Found Objects and Materialsp. 64
11 Use of 35-Mm projection For Experimental Workp. 81
Part 4 photographing Scenic Modelsp. 95
An Annotated Bibliographyp. 107
Indexp. 111