Building Type Basics for Performing Arts Facilities / Edition 1

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The most important function of every theater isto provide anexceptional environment whereaudiences can see, hear, and enjoy theexperience of a performance. By exploring the planning and designoftheaters, Building Type Basics for Performing Arts Facilities helpsarchitects and consultants create a space program and forge designsolutions that meet the needs of theatergoers and those whofinance, build, and run those theaters. A group of distinguishedconsultants contribute authoritative, real-world advice for theaterdesign, stage technology, acoustic design, and lighting design.Principal author Hugh Hardy offers expert insight on theaterplanning and the project delivery process, as well as crucialcoverage of the controversial topics of updating, preserving, andrestoring historic theaters.

This indispensable guide:

  • Asks and answers twenty questions that frequently arise in theearly phases of a project commission
  • Provides project photographs, diagrams, floor plans, andsections
  • Includes design guidelines for a variety of performing artsfacilities, including new construction and renovation projects
  • Includes chapters by nationally recognized experts LeonardAuerbach, Joshua Dachs, Steven Friedlander, Keith Gerchak,Christopher Jaffe, Lawrence Kirkegaard, Paul Marantz, Jack Martin,Richard Pilbrow, Steve Pollock, Dawn Schuette, and DuncanWebb

This conveniently organized reference is an invaluable guide forbusy, dedicated professionals who want to get moving quickly asthey embark on a new project. Like every Building Type Basics book,it provides authoritative, up-to-date information instantly andsaves architects and facility planners countless hours of research.Engineering consultants will also find in this volume a wealth ofinformation to help them tackle performing arts facilitycommissions of every kind and scale.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471684381
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 2/10/2006
  • Series: Building Type Basics Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 224
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

HUGH HARDY, FAIA, is a principal of the New York firm H3 HardyCollaboration Architecture, LLC (a successor firm of Hardy HolzmanPfeiffer Associates), which is recognized for its performing artsprojects, including theaters and concert halls. Hardy HolzmanPfeiffer Associates won the 1981 AIA National Firm of the YearAward and designed Minneapolis's Orchestra Hall, and Hardy waspersonally responsible for restoration of Radio City Music Hall andtwo theaters on 42nd Street in New York City.

STEPHEN A. KLIMENT, FAIA (Series Founder and Editor), is anarchitectural journalist and an adjunct professor at the CityCollege of New York. He was chief editor of Architectural Recordfrom 1990 to 1996.

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Table of Contents

Preface (Stephen A. Kilment).


Introduction (Hugh Hardy).

1. Planning the Theater (Hugh Hardy).

2. A Place Designed for Performance (Joshua Dachs).

3. An Auditorium and Stage Design Guide (Richard Pilbrow).

4. Stage Design: Technology and Flexibility (Leonard Auerbach,Steve Pollock and Steven Friedlander).

5. Backstage Planning (Keith Gerchak).

6. Incorporating Building Codes (Jack Martin).

7. Principles of Acoustic Design (Lawrence Kirkegaard and DawnSchuette).

8. Flexibility in Acoustic Design (Christopher Jaffe).

9. Lighting Public Spaces (Paul Marantz).

10. Bringing the New to Old Theaters (Hugh Hardy).

11. Organization: Process and Team (Hugh Hardy).

12. The Business and Art of Theater Management (DuncanWebb).




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