Light Fantastic: The Art And Design of Stage Lighting, with DVD  by Max Keller, Johannes Weiss (Author)

A virtuoso in the field, Max Keller has set new standards of technical and artistic excellence. In this book he divulges his extensive knowledge of every aspect of stage lighting, from natural phenomena and the history of light in the theater, to Goethe and Runge’s theories of color, to the fundamentals of optics and projection.

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Dramatics, January 2001
"What makes it stand out from the rest of the lighting books on the market is its sharp, full-color pictures."

Choice, July 2000
A painstakingly researched and copiously illustrated treatment of theatrical lighting design…An excellent sourcebook on lighting design."

Book Description
A virtuoso in the field, Max Keller has set new standards of technical and artistic excellence. In this book he divulges his extensive knowledge of every aspect of stage lighting, from natural phenomena and the history of light in the theater, to Goethe and Runge’s theories of color, to the fundamentals of optics and projection. This revised edition of Light Fantastic includes new images from Keller’s most recent productions as well as completely updated information on optics, lamps, lanterns, projection and lighting consoles. In more than 600 stunning photographs and illustrations, the power of Keller’s expertise shines through, making this a visually exciting and highly informative work for those involved in theater technology. An accompanying DVD features Keller's lecture held at institutions worldwide.

About the Author
MAX KELLER is an internationally acclaimed designer and consultant for productions on some of the world’s most celebrated stages, including the Metropolitan Opera House, the Royal Opera House, the Salzburg Festival and The Munich Kammerspiele.