Dramatic Art 125(Scene Painting)- Winter Quarter 2007

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Book Recommendations for Dramatic Art 125(Scene Painting)

In print books are available through the UC Davis Bookstore. The library has some of them and an extensive collection of others.

Scenic Art for the Theatre, Second Edition: History, Tools, and Techniques by Susan Crabtree and Peter Beudert Focal Press; 2 edition (December 2, 2004)
If you are going to buy one book, buy this one.

Paint Magic (Hardcover) by Jocasta Innes Frances Lincoln; 4 New Edition (January 25, 2007)
Good overall examples of techniques, information on paints and tools.

Recipes for Surfaces (Paperback) by Mindy Drucker Fireside (August 15, 1990)
Good step by step photographs of various techniques.

The Art of Faux: The Complete Sourcebook of Decorative Painted Finishes (Crafts Highlights) (Paperback)by Pierre Finkelstein Watson-Guptill Publications (August 1997)
One of the most highly recommended books on finishes.

Surfaces : Visual Research for Artists, Architects, and Designers (MacIntosh compatible) (Hardcover) by Judy A. JuracekW. W. Norton & Company; Bk&CD-Rom edition (November 1996)
Great photographs of various surfaces that can help you reproduce them.

Scene Design and Stage Lighting (with InfoTrac) (Hardcover) by W. Oren Parker, R. Craig Wolf, Dick Block Wadsworth Publishing; 8 edition (November 14, 2002)
Overall approach to design for the theater, good on the basics, good section on color and light.

Designing and Painting for the Theatre (Hardcover) by Lynn Pecktal Harcourt School (September 1975)
This is the book we all used. Some materials suggestions are out of date but it has all the basics.

Stage Design (A Studio book) (Hardcover) by Donald Oenslager Studio (January 30, 1975)
Out of print but worth looking for. Great reproductions of original renderings from his own collection of original designs from the Renaissance to the 1950s.

Handbook of Ornament by Franz Sales Meyer, Dover (1957)

Perspective Rendering for the Theatre (Paperback) by William H. Pinnell Southern Illinois University Press (October 1996)
Useful guide to perspective, particularly as it applies to the stage.