Scenery: Draughting and Construction for Theatres, Museums, Exhibitions and Trade Shows / Edition 1 by John Blurton | 9780878301492 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
Scenery: Draughting and Construction for Theatres, Museums, Exhibitions and Trade Shows / Edition 1

Scenery: Draughting and Construction for Theatres, Museums, Exhibitions and Trade Shows / Edition 1

by John Blurton
     
 

ISBN-10: 0878301496

ISBN-13: 9780878301492

Pub. Date: 11/28/2001

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

This practical book looks at the types of drawing used, equipment, materials commonly specified, surveying, and also covers building floors, flats, cloths, windows, doors, trucks, staircases, roofs, revolves, multi-story structures, and bridges. By addressing both theater and the commercial world this book will be of real help to a broad range of people in the

Overview

This practical book looks at the types of drawing used, equipment, materials commonly specified, surveying, and also covers building floors, flats, cloths, windows, doors, trucks, staircases, roofs, revolves, multi-story structures, and bridges. By addressing both theater and the commercial world this book will be of real help to a broad range of people in the theater industry.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878301492
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
174
Product dimensions:
8.20(w) x 11.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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Table of Contents

Prefacevii
Acknowledgmentsviii
Part 1Drawings1
Introduction2
1The Function of Drawings3
Save money for the production
Ensure that the set fits into the venue
Ensure that the designer's needs are met
Prove sight-lines and maskings
Establish a flying plot
Establish a setting-line
Allow for accurate cost estimates to be made
Provide information for Stage Management
Form a basis for further drawings
Indicate Health & Safety issues
Position off-stage technical areas
Position the audience
Act as a discussion point
Show that someone has considered the problems
2The First Principles of Drawing8
Clarity and precision
Mathematical precision
Have a clear title block
Ensure that drawings are current
Keep a drawing record
Know the type of drawing that you are producing
Be consistent with dimensions
Drawing paper and copying
Use correct and consistent terminology
Maintain neatness when writing or dimensioning
The scale of the drawing
Try to spell accurately
Be consistent with line thickness and line type
Be aware of the budget
Maintain consistency within a set of drawings
Place the set's break points with care
Obtain correct logo references
Be aware of Health & Safety issues
Accept responsibility
Admit to your mistakes!
3The Types of Drawings Used21
Rough lay-out/proposal drawings
Design drawings
Survey drawings
Maths/geometry drawings
Construction drawings
As-built drawings
4Drawing Equipment33
Drawing manually and drawing with CAD
Equipment for CAD drawing
Equipment for manual drawing
5Materials Commonly Specified38
Timber
Plywood and MDF
Steel
Aluminium and stainless steel
Airex type foam
Polystyrene foam
Aerolam
Vac-form/ABS
Plastic extrusions
Superseal Brush Systems
Cloth
6Surveying45
Notes on surveying
Surveying equipment
Surveying: an example
Part 2Scenic Construction57
Introduction58
7Stage Flooring59
Notes on flooring/rostra
The finished, visible surface
Strength
Noise reduction
Stability and the use of 'feet'
Fit plastic caps to steel legs
Connections
Bracing
Fascias
Tracks
Some types of flooring
Traditional 3" x 1" folding gate rostra
Plywood-gate rostra
Bridging pieces and rostra
3" x 1" laid flooring
Steel rostra
Steel 'drop-in bar' flooring
Proprietary flooring systems
Profiled flooring
'Curved-in-plan-view' flooring
Fascia
Raked flooring and development
8Flattage and Walls79
Introduction
Notes on flattage and walls
The finished, visible surface
Bracing
Support
Some types of flattage/walling
Conventional 3" x 1", mortise & tenon, theatre flattage
Ply-plated flattage ("Dog & Biscuit" flats)
'On-edge' flattage
Flown flattage
Finished view, decor and mouldings
Curved-in-plan flats
Steel flattage
Exhibition walls
Stud partitioning
Trusses and beams in timber and steel
9Windows102
Notes on windows
Genuine windows
Theatrical, stage windows
Some types of windows
Sliding sash windows
A bay window and opening sash
A steel-cored window
10Doors107
Notes on doors
Doors (non-theatrical)
Theatrical doors and door frames
Some types of doors
A panelled door, theatre-style
A removable door frame unit
French doors
A louvered door
11Trucks112
Notes on trucks
Construction
Castors
Guides
The motive power
Health & Safety
Some types of trucks
Timber trucks
Steel trucks
12Staircases117
Notes on staircases
Regulations and Health & Safety
Drawing staircases
Some types of staircases
Plywood stairs
Finished view, naming parts and showing decor
A timber, open flight of stairs
A steel-cored, open flight
Mitres to handrails
A simple steel spiral stair
Two steel, public stairs
13Roofs and Ceilings127
Notes on roofs and ceilings
Health & Safety
Roofs
Ceilings
Some types of roofs and ceilings
Roof geometry
An example of a show's roof
A flown ceiling
14Revolves133
Notes on revolves
Health & Safety
Construction
Some types of revolves
A cable-driven pair of revolves
A 'doughnut' revolve
Part 3An Example of a Design-Drawing Package137
Introduction137
15Design Drawings for a Trade-Show Set138
Part 4Useful Data147
Index167

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