What is Scenography? by Pamela Howard (Routledge, 2002) explores the world of scenography, theatre design and theatre making from a critical viewpoint. The book is a personal study from a recognised professional: Pamela Howard (b. 1939) is a director, scenographer and educator currently working primarily in opera and contemporary music theatre.
The book is thematised into seven chapters: Space, Text, Research, Colour and Composition, Direction, Performers, and Spectators. The illustration consists of black-and-white drawings for various stage and costume designs drawn both by Pamela Howard and her colleagues.
Scenography – the creation of the stage space – does not exist as a self contained art work. Even though the scenographer may have studied fine art and be by instinct a painter or a sculptor, scenography is much more than a background painting for the performers, as has often been used in dance. Scenography is always incomplete until the performer steps into the playing space and engages with the audience.
— Pamela Howard, What is Scenography?, p. xix
The copy in stock is in very good condition. There are no visible faults or significant signs of wear, only some slight shelf wear on the covers.