Clancy, D: Designing Costume for Stage and Screen ePUB –

Loved the book This book was a gift for a budding theatre major She loved it This excellent book is equally fascinating and useful for established costume designers and those new to the field, as well as anyone interested in the way costumes both contribute to the larger production and stand on their own as an art form An award winning and accomplished costume designer, Clancy uses her own insightful voice to clearly explain the history of the field a topic often missing from costume texts and the design process, and she illustrates the text with sketches and photographs of her own beautiful and evocative designs For those with an excitement for costumes, or for theater and film in general, this book is a necessary addition to any library, private or public As a designer myself, I expect to reference it often. This was my textbook for a costume design class and it s great I usually sell back my textbooks but I m keeping this one There s large color pictures too, which are fantastic and help a lot with the material. This is a book with great potencial and information The themes above all the historic retrospective would deserve development. She is the most wonderfully inventive and brilliantly talented designer Dame Judi Dench on Clancy Deirdre Clancy is one of the most experienced and accomplished costume designers in the business In this book, she gives her inside knowledge of designing for stage and screen, which includes television, film, theatre and opera She includes a brief illustrated history of costume design from the Greeks to Lady Gaga an invaluable guide for students and current designers Part Two takes the reader through the design process how you go about doing it, and the different strands of costume design from contemporary clothes through to period costume, how to communicate with the audience, designing on paper and with Photoshop or on an iPad and how to share and communicate your ideas and well as mood boards and collages for inspiration Part Three is about the world of costume design what it involves and how to get into the field, who does what and the differences between working for stage and screen productions Clancy advises on budgets and improvisation and covers all the practicalities and behind the scenes tips Part Four looks at period costume from the Dark Ages up to the twentieth century, encompassing authenticity and feasibility Finally, Part Five looks at individual case studies in depth, including opera and Shakespeare productions Packed with great drawings and case studies, this is an essential book for any student or professional costume designer looking for additional inside advice Whether you are a designer for the stage or screen, this book has something new for you with advice from one of the best in the business