Stage Lighting Design, successor to Pilbrow’s hugely successful first book, Stage Lighting, has become the defining text for lighting designers. Pilbrow addresses the aesthetic and technical aspects of lighting design, its history, the mechanics of the craft, and the realities surrounding life of the professional designer. The book received a Theatre Crafts International Lighting Product of the Year Award for 1998.
Stage Lighting Design covers the complete history, theory, and practice of lighting design. It contains 450 black and white half tones, 60 color photos and innumerable diagrams, lighting plots etc. Stage Lighting Design is arranged in four sections:
Design: the basic principles, illustrated with reference to specific productions;
History: a brief survey of the historical development of stage lighting;
Life: interviews with 14 other lighting designers, plus notes on Pilbrow’s own career; and
Mechanics: a vast section dealing with all the technical data today’s designer will need.
Pilbrow’s work has been seen in more than 300 productions in London, New York, Paris, Vienna, and Moscow. Founder of numerous companies in the fields of lighting design and theatre consulting, Pilbrow’s been responsible for revolutionizing theater in Great Britain.
Stage Lighting Design is a comprehensive, insightful and inspiring book that every designer and would-be designer should own.