A Selected Bibliography: Broadway Lighting Master Classes

A Selected Bibliography: Broadway Lighting Master Classes

A list of suggested reading for BLMC attendees, compiled by Jules Fisher, with suggestions from other designers... An essential list!


• Josef Svoboda Scenographer by Helena Albertova, 2008

• A Natural History of the Senses, Diane Akerman, (chapter on vision), Published by Vintage, 1991

• The Secret of Theatrical Space by Josef Svoboda. Published by Applause Theatre Books.

• Stage Lighting Design by Richard Pilbrow. Published by Design Press.

• Projected Scenery: A Technical Manual, Thomas Wilfred. Art Institute of Light, W. Nyack, NY

• Light In Art, Edited by Thomas B. Hess & John Ashberry. Collier Books, 1969.

• The Art of Light & Color, Tom Douglas Jones. Published by Van Nostrand Reinhold, 1972.

• Whack on the Side of the Head by Roger Van Oech.

• A Kick in the Seat of the Pants by Roger Van Oech.

• Silence, John Cage. (suggested by Beverly Emmons).

• Architectural Interior Systems, Flynn, Segal & Gary R. Steffy. (Particularly chapter #1).

• A Syllabus of Stage Lighting, Stanley McCandless.

• A Method of Lighting the Stage, Stanley McCandless.

• On The Art of The Theatre, Edward Gordon Craig.

• Music and the Art of the Theatre, Adolphe Appia.

• Visual Illusions, Their Causes, Characteristics & Applications, M. Luckiesh. (Dover).

• The Universe of Light,  Sir William Bragg, 1933. (Dover, reprint 1959).

• Color, A Guide to the Basic Facts & Concepts, R.W. Burnham, Hanes, Bartleson, 1963.

• The Emotional Significance of Color Preference, Faber Birren. Light, Color & Environment, 1952.

• Theory of Colours, Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe.

• Eye and Brain, R.L. Gregory. 1970 The Intelligent Eye. McGraw Hill books.

• The Intelligent Eye, R.L. Gregory. Published by McGraw Hill books.

• The Doors of Perception, Aldous Huxley. Harper & Row.

• Color And Its Application, Matthew Luckiesh. Von Nostrand Company, 1921.

• Optiks, Sir Isaac Newton. McGraw Hill, 1931.

• Color – Music., A. Wallace Rimmington. (Historical).

• Lighting for Color & Form, Rollo Gillespie Williams. Pittman Publishing Co. 1954.

• Visions in Light (film & video). American Film Institute, 1992.

• The Interaction of Color, Josef Albers. Yale University Press. (Suggested by Nick Cernavitch).

• The Nature of Light and Color in the Open Air, M. Minnaert. Dover Publication, 1954.

• Lighting the Stage: Art and Practice, Willard F. Bellman. 1967.

• The Artist’s Way, Julia Cameron. (Suggested by Peggy Eisenhauer).

•  Different Light, Lewis Lee Photography. Published by Vari* Lite.

• Light on the Subject, David Hayes. Published by Limelight Editions, N.Y. 1988.

• The Fire within the Eye, David Park. Princeton University Press 1997.

• Conceptual Blockbusting, A Guide to Better Ideas, James L. Adams, Perseus Books.

• The Magic of Light , Jean Rosenthal & Lael Wortenbaker. Published by Little Brown & Co. 1972.

• Mariano Fortuny, Guillermo de Osoma. Published by Zoli. 1980.

• Light Fantastic, The Art and Design of Stage Lighting, Published by Prestel. 1999.

• Ways of Seeing, John Berger (suggested by Brian MacDevitt).

• Masters of Light, Dennis Schaefer & Larry Saluato. Published by University of California Press.

• Live Movies: A Field Guide to New Media for the Performing Arts. Edited by: Kirby Malone and Gail Scott White (c) 2006 Multimedia Performance Studio

• Interaction of Color, J. Albers, Yale University Press, 2006

• Introduction to Color, Ralph K Evans. New York: John Wilet and Sons, 1948

• Perception and Light as Formgivers for Architecture, William M.C. Lam, McGraw Hill, 1977

• An Introduction to Theatre Design by Stephen Di Benedetto

• Bullet Proof...I Wish I Was: The Lighting & Stage Design of Andi Watson by Christopher Scoates

• Vision and Art: The Biology of Seeing by Margaret S. Livingstone

• Creativity, The Perfect Crime, by Philippe Petit, Riverhead Hardcover, May 15, 2014

• Inge Druckrey: Teaching to See” by Edward Tufte on Vimeo. The video is available for your viewing pleasure at http://vimeo.com/45232468

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