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Ming Cho Lee: A Life in Design

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781559364614
Author(s): Arnold Aronson
Format: Hardcover
Year: 2014
Publisher: Theatre Communications Group
Dimensions: 236 x 312 x 30 (w x l x h)
Pages: 336

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Winner of the 2014 George Freedley Memorial award. 'A gorgeous volume [that] celebrates the legacy of Lee.' 'Time Out New York' 'Whether working in theater, opera or dance, Ming Cho Lee has made an incalculable contribution to the performing arts in America. This elegant coffee table book, written by Arnold Aronson, pays tribute in prose and photographs to his singular career.' 'Los Angeles Times' 'A comprehensive, compassionate and intelligent book... A book of major importance, a must-read for all theatre folk, indeed for anyone drawn to the mysteries of making art.' 'Theatre Design & Technology' Ming Cho Lee is not only one of the most important American designers of the twentieth century, but one of the most significant influences on American theatre. As a designer, he drew upon his training in Chinese watercolor, the aesthetics of his mentors, Jo Mielziner and Boris Aronson, and the post-war developments in German design to develop a new approach to stage design that radically altered American scenography. He broke new ground, combined existing motifs in startling new ways and continued to explore new ideas throughout his entire career. Lee introduced a sculptural style with soaring verticality that had been largely unknown to American stages. The painterly image was replaced with a decidedly modern and industrial scenic vocabulary that emphasized stage-as-stage. Lee has designed more than 300 productions of theatre, oper
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