The following books and videos support the course assignments and class discussions.


Blumenthal, Eileen, and Julie Taymor. Julie Taymor: Playing with Fire. New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, 1995. ISBN: 9780810938793.

Burdick, Elizabeth B., Peggy C. Hansen, and Brenda Zanger. Contemporary Stage Design U.S.A. New York, NY: International Theatre Institute of the United States, Inc., Distributed by Middletown, CT: Wesleyan University Press,1975. ISBN: 9780819580238.

Courtney, Cathy. Jocelyn Herbert: A Theatre Workbook. London, UK: Art Books International, 1997. ISBN: 9781874044055.

Calloway, Stephen. The Elements of Style. Edited by Elizabeth Cromley. New York, NY: Simon & Schuster, 1991. ISBN: 9780671739812.

Gloag, John. A Social History of Furniture Design. New York, NY: Crown, 1966.

Fuerst, Walter René, and Samuel J. Hume. Twentieth-Century Stage Decoration. Vols. 1 and 2. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., New York, NY: B. Blom, 1968. ISBN: 9780405085406.

Henderson, Mary C. Theater in America: 200 Years of Plays, Players and Productions. New York, NY: Harry N. Abrams, Inc., 1991. ISBN: 9780810910843.

Mielziner, Jo. Designing for the Theatre: A Memoir and a Portfolio. New York, NY: Bramhall House, 1965.

Norwich, John Julius. ed. Great Architecture of the World. New York, NY: Random House, 1982. ISBN: 9780517256015.

 Pecktal, Lynn. Designing and Painting for the Theater. New York, NY: Harcourt School, 1975. ISBN: 9780030119019.

Russell, Douglas A. Period Style for the Theatre. Newton, MA: Allyn and Bacon, Inc., 1987. ISBN: 9780205104888.

Schouvaloff, Alexander. Theater on Paper. New York, NY: The Drawing Center, 1990.

Speltz, Alexander. The Styles of Ornament. New York, NY: Dover Publications, Inc., 1959. ISBN: 9780486205571.

Thornton, Peter. Authentic Décor: The Domestic Interior, 1620-1920. Crescent, 1884; New York, NY: Gramercy, 1993. ISBN: 9780517103289.


Kabuki. Films for the Humanities and Sciences, Princeton, NJ, 1993.

The Design of the Modern Theatre: Adolph Appia’s Innovations. Films for the Humanities and Sciences, Princeton, NJ, 1993.

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