2D> 3D reveals the design secrets of many magical shows, from international musicals to innovative fringe events and award-winning productions. This fascinating book considers how the two dimensional sketch comes to life in three dimensional reality. It reveals the seldom seen tools of performance design such as stage models, costume designs, storyboards, computer visualisations and includes fabulous costumes and masks as well as stunning photographs of the realised productions. Published originally to accompany a major national exhibition, it illustrates 290 theatre productions, the work of 287 practising stage and theatre designers and includes 136 biographies. 2D> 3D is accessible to general and specialised readers.
Peter Ruthven Hall and Kate Burnett Both are practising stage designers and have won international awards for the companion exhibitions and publications - Make SPACE! and time+space.
7 sections consider how designers explore the design process from 2D to 3D: The performance environment; Costume design; Framing the figure in space; The line in space; Symbolic statements; "Come into my world"; Animation: illumination. Brief commentaries illuminate a second inspection of the images, indicating more of the designer's intentions than the image alone.