World Scenography 1975-1990 is the first volume in a new series of books looking at significant stage design throughout the world since 1975. This volume, documenting 1975-1990, was four years in the making and has had contributions from hundreds of people in more than 70 countries.
With more than a thousand color and black-and-white photographs and illustrations, this volume documents about 430 significant designs from 61 countries around the globe that were produced during the 1975-1990 period. Among the many notable designers documented are Boris Aronson, Maria Bjornson, David Borovsky, John Bury, Richard Foreman, Achim Freyer, David Hockney, Tadeusz Kantor, Yannis Kokkos, Ralph Koltai, Valery Levental, William Ivey Long, Alejandro Luna, John Napier, Cameron Porteous, Sun-Hi Shin, Josef Svoboda, Ichiro Takada, Joe Vanek, Ladislav Vychodil, Robin Wagner, and Robert Wilson.
The World Scenography book series was inspired by and seeks to build on the foundation established by the four volumes of Stage Design Throughout the World that were edited by Belgian professor René Hainaux. Sadly, that wonderful series ended its documentation and publication in 1975. This new book series started with a remark from Eric Fielding at the Honorable Scenographers' Forum at the Prague Quadrennial in 2007 and a proposal by Peter McKinnon during their dinner that followed. McKinnon and Fielding plan to do two more volumes documenting 1990-2005 and 2005-2015. They then hope that others will pick up the torch and prepare subsequent volumes each decade thereafter.
"One of the most important works on scene design ever publised." -- The DRAMA BOOK SHOP, Inc.