Set Design Books

Period Details: A Sourcebook for House Restoration

Period Details: A Sourcebook for House Restoration  by Martin Miller,Judith Miller (Author)

The first comprehensive, pictorial guide to the styles, materials, fixtures, and fittings essential to the successful restoration of a period house. The book covers details and fixtures for all rooms in the house as well as the exterior and garden, and helps you achieve an authentic period feel without abandoning the requirements of contemporary living.

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VICTORIAN HOME: The Grandeur and Comfort of the Victorian Era, in Households Past and Present

VICTORIAN HOME: The Grandeur and Comfort of the Victorian Era, in Households Past and Present (Hardcover)  by Ellen M. Plante (Author)

The Victorian Home is not only a beautifully written design guide to reviving rooms from this era, it's also a fascinating history lesson on the culture of the mid- to late-19th-century gentrified society in Britain. For this privileged class, the home was the "center of the universe, a safe haven from a rapidly industrializing society.

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Victorian Dollhouse Wallpapers: Six Full-Color Patterns on 24 Sheets(Decorative Paper for Craftwork)

Victorian Dollhouse Wallpapers: Six Full-Color Patterns on 24 Sheets (Decorative Paper for Craftwork)  by Inc. Katzenbach & Warren (Author)

Irresistible collection features 6 colorful patterns, all based on classic Victorian wallpaper designs. 4 sheets of each pattern (about 350 square inches) will more than cover an average dollhouse room. Ideal for other craft projects, too — book covers, picture frames, lampshades, decoupage, more.

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Small Stage Sets on Tour: A Practical Guide to Portable Stage Sets

Small Stage Sets on Tour: A Practical Guide to Portable Stage Sets  by James Hull Miller (Author)

This text continues Miller's efforts to make simple and workable scenery available to those with no background in theater technology or design. Although duplicating some of the material from his earlier books, most notably Self-Supporting Scenery (self-published, 1976. 3d ed.), this slim volume examines the possibilities for touring shows with very limited budgets.

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James Hull Miller's Self Supporting Scenery for Childrens Theatre and Grown Ups Too Scenic Workbook

James Hull Miller's Self Supporting Scenery for Childrens Theatre and Grown Ups Too a Scenic Workbook for the Open Stage  by James Hull Miller (Author)

By finishing both sides fo each flat, they can then be used without jacks or weights by simply setting them up at an angle. To all non-theatre people, this is called a decorative screen, like the one your auntie Minerva had in the drawing room.

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Handbook of Scenery, Properties, and Lighting, Volume II: Lighting (2nd Edition) (Plastic Comb)

Handbook of Scenery, Properties, and Lighting, Volume II: Lighting (2nd Edition) (Plastic Comb)  by Harvey Sweet (Author)

This book offers practical instruction on design and use of equipment in stage lighting. The purpose, functions, and qualities of stage lighting as well as the principles, practices, and strategies and practical concerns of lighting design are covered. Projection and special effects are followed by the basics of electricity.

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