Production Design: Architects of the Screen

Production Design: Architects of the Screen

by Jane Barnwell
     
 

ISBN-10: 1903364558

ISBN-13: 9781903364550

Pub. Date: 03/18/2004

Publisher: Wallflower Press

Production Design: Architects of the Screen explores the role of the production designer through a historical overview that maps out landmark film and television designs. From the familiar environs of the soap opera to the elaborate and disorientating Velvet Goldmine and the hyper-realism of Trainspotting, production design is integral to understanding

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Production Design: Architects of the Screen explores the role of the production designer through a historical overview that maps out landmark film and television designs. From the familiar environs of the soap opera to the elaborate and disorientating Velvet Goldmine and the hyper-realism of Trainspotting, production design is integral to understanding moving-image text, with the emergence of themes, motifs and colors offering clues to unravel plot, character and underlying concepts. In considering the importance of physical space in the creation of a filmed environment, the book investigates questions of authenticity in detail, props, colors and materials. The design codes of period drama are examined and contrasted with more playful productions of the past, and the creation of distinctive contemporary looks are discussed through the use of key examples ranging from musicals of the 1930s to cult films of the 1990s. The book also includes interviews with leading production designers.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781903364550
Publisher:
Wallflower Press
Publication date:
03/18/2004
Series:
Short Cuts Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
144
Sales rank:
1,122,463
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 7.80(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Introduction1
1The role of the production designer3
2Where are we?25
3From concept to construct45
4Textures in time80
5The role of technology104
Notes
Glossary
Filmography
Bibliography
Index

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