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Light Fantastic: The Art and Design of Stage Lighting [With DVD] Hardcover – November 30, 2006

ISBN-13: 978-3791336855 ISBN-10: 3791336851 Edition: 2 Har/DVD

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 239 pages
  • Publisher: Prestel Publishing; 2 Har/DVD edition (November 30, 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 3791336851
  • ISBN-13: 978-3791336855
  • Product Dimensions: 12.2 x 1 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.7 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #369,267 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

Editorial Reviews

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

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

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Now available in a completely revised, updated, and expanded edition, this book is the definitive guide to stage lighting design by a virtuoso in the field. As beautiful as it is instructive, this award-winning book on all aspects of theatrical lighting design has become the standard resource in the field. Light Fantastic has received accolades from the theater community, including the Golden Pen Award from the Institute for Theater Technology and Outstanding Academic Title award from Choice magazine. --This text refers to an alternate Hardcover edition.

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This book is expensive but worth it for the photographs alone.
julzgimp
The techincal info is extremely helpful and I would suggest all people who are interested in lighting design buy this book.
Ryan B.
Too many historical, not enought up to date... But... great color pictures!
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews

28 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 13, 2000
Format: Hardcover
This book is beautiful just to look at and includes a wealth of information. All aspects of lighting technology and elements of design are covered in thorough detail. Keller also includes a section on color theory that goes much farther than any lighting design text I've seen. Although a little advanced for the beginning designer, I recommended my students purchase the book now and use it throughout the next few levels of Lighting Design courses. I sincerely believe that if I had owned such a book while studying lighting design, I would have had need for little else. If my copy were not constantly in use I would use it as a coffee table book! WELL worth the price!
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Chris Parry on March 10, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Readers here should note that this is a book concerned with the "European Aesthetic" and techniques of Theatre Lighting.. not to say that it doesn't apply in the US - it does! - but it's not how "Theatre Lighting" is usually taught in the USA! But as I'm from Europe - I say, if you're REALLY interested in the full range of possibilities of theatre lighting, this book will OPEN your eyes to more options!! MUST read. Worth every penny. ChrisP.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Willmuzik on June 3, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I found Keller's book very interesting, however, it should be noted that this is a book for lighting techniques within the theatre realm specifically. There is comprehensive information about light bulbs, frames, and every possible piece of equipment associated wth them, and Kellr explains them in easy-to-understand methods that leave you with a real understanding of the products.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ryan B. on December 20, 2005
Format: Hardcover
Keller is an absolutely amazing designer. The photos in this book will open up your eyes to the realm of possibility of lighting composition as a fine art. The techincal info is extremely helpful and I would suggest all people who are interested in lighting design buy this book. There are better books out there on the theory of design, but not as colorful as this one, which makes it stand out for me.
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