Art and design in the British film : a pictorial directory of British art directors and their work / compiled by Edward Carrick ; with an introduction by Roger Manvell
London [England]: Dennis Dobson, 1948.
Caligari's cabinet and other grand illusions : a history of film design / edited by Elliott Stein
Boston: New York Graphic society, 1976.
Call No: 635.26 BAR Author: Barsacq, Leon Edition: 1st English language edition Place: Boston Publisher: New York Graphic society PubDate: 1976 PhysDes: vii, 264 p. : ill. ; 29 cm Subject: SET DESIGNING; SET DECORATING Notes: Includes index.
Bibliography: p. 251-253. ISBN: 0821206206 Contents: -- Acknowledgements -- photograph credits -- foreword by Rene Clair -- Introduction -- History -- Film perspective and evolution of the set -- 1: Painted Sets -- the French Primitives 1895-1914 -- 2: Constructed Sets: Italy 1910-1915 -- the United States 1915-1920 -- 3: Toward a film aesthetic: Sweden and Germany 1917-1922 -- France 1918-1926 -- 4: Natural Scenery: Russia 1914-1930 -- 5: The triumph of realism: Hollywood after 1920 -- France of 1926 -- Great Britain after 1930 -- The USSR after sound -- 6: Post War trends -- Italy and the influence of Neorealism -- The enrichment of National Traditions: Sweden and Japan -- The New wave and Cinema-Verite -- 7: Researching the set -- Source material -- period films -- historical films -- musicals -- fantastic films -- 8: The use of color -- 9: Creating the set -- the studios-- preparation for filming -- set construction -- 10: Special effects -- Conclusion by Elliott Stein --Filmographies of art directors and producation designers by Elliott Stein -- Two Letters from Wiard Ihnen -- Academy awards for Art direction and set decoration -- selected bibliography -- Index More info
The colour photography of A City's Child
Lumiere (July-August 1971) iss.10 p.13-15 More info
Le decor de film / Pref. de Rene Clair
[Paris]: Seghers, .
Call No: 226 BAR Author: Barsacq, Leon, 1906-1969 Place: [Paris] Publisher: Seghers PubDate:  PhysDes: 275 p. : plates ; 21 cm Subject: SET DESIGNING Notes: Bibliography: p.  "Filmographie": p. -362 LON: 6562833 More info
Designing dreams : modern architecture in the movies / Donald Albrecht
New York, N.Y.: Published by Harper & Row in collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art, 1986.
Call No: 61 ALB Author: Albrecht, Donald CorpAuthor: Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.) Edition: 1st ed Source: US Place: New York, N.Y. Publisher: Published by Harper & Row in collaboration with the Museum of Modern Art PubDate: 1986 PhysDes: xx, 203 p. : ill. ; 26 cm Subject: ART DIRECTION; SET DECORATING; SET DESIGNING; ARCHITECTURE IN FILMS; ARCHITECTURE AND THE CINEMA; FOUNTAINHEAD, THE (US, King Vidor, 1949); A NOUS, LA LIBERTE! (FR, Rene Clair, 1931); SHALL WE DANCE (US, Mark Sandrich, 1937); SWING TIME (US, George Stevens, 1936); BLACK CAT, THE (US, Edgar G. Ulmer, 1934); VOCE IONTANA, LA (IT, Guido Brigone, 1933) Notes: Includes index; Bibliography: p. 191-195; Filmography: p. 179-189 ISBN: 0060550201 (hard); 0060961066 (pbk.) LON: 4543437 More info
Designing for films / by Edward Carrick
London: Studio Publications, 1949.
Call No: 226 CAR Author: Carrick, Edward, 1905 Edition: New ed Place: London Publisher: Studio Publications PubDate: 1949 PhysDes: 128 p. : ill. ; 26 cm Subject: SET DESIGNING Notes: Includes bibliographical references LON: 2010523 More info
Designing for moving pictures / by Edward Carrick (Edward Craig)
London New York: Studio Publications, .
Call No: 226 CAR Author: Carrick, Edward, 1905 Place: London New York Publisher: Studio Publications PubDate:  PhysDes: 104 p. incl. 1 illus., plates, plans. 26 x 20 cm Subject: SET DESIGNING LON: 1121813 More info
The eyes have it : cinema and the reality effect / Murray Pomerance
New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, c2013.
Call No: 630.3 POM Author: Pomerance, Murray Source: US Place: New Jersey Publisher: Rutgers University Press PubDate: c2013 PhysDes: xii, 268 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm Series: Techniques of the moving image Subject: ART DIRECTION; CINEMATOGRAPHY; COMPUTER GENERATED IMAGERY; MOTION CONTROL; REALISM IN FILMS; SET DECORATING; SET DESIGNING; SPECIAL EFFECTS; HITCHCOCK, ALFRED; KELLY, GENE; Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer; 40 DAYS AND 40 NIGHTS (US, Michael Lehmann, 2002); ANNIE HALL (US, Woody Allen, 1977); ARIZONA DREAM (FR, Emir Kusturica, 1992); BRIGADOON (US, Vincente Minnelli, 1954); CLOVERFIELD (US, Matt Reeves, 2008); DARK PASSAGE (US, Delmer Daves, 1947); DEFIANCE [US, Edward Zwick, 2008]; DR STRANGELOVE (UK, Stanley Kubrick, 1964); FIELD OF DREAMS (US, Phil Alden Robinson, 1989); IN HARM'S WAY (US, Otto Preminger, 1965); NORTH BY NORTHWEST (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1959); RANDOM HARVEST (US, Mervyn LeRoy, 1942); SIGNS (US, M. Night Shyamalan, 2002); THELMA & LOUISE (US, Ridley Scott, 1991); VERTIGO (US, Alfred Hitchcock, 1958); WIZARD OF OZ, THE (US, Victor Fleming, 1939) Summary: The Eyes Have It explores those rarified screen moments when viewers are confronted by sights that seem at once impossible and present, artificial and stimulating, sensory and definitive. Beginning with a penetrating study of five cornfield sequences - including The Wizard of Oz, Arizona Dream, and Signs - Murray Pomerance journeys through a vast array of cinematic moments, technical methods, and laborious collaborations from the 1930s to the 200s to show how the viewer's experience of "reality" is put in context, challenged, and wilfully engaged. Four meditations deal with "reality effects" from different philosophical and technical angles. "Vivid Rivals" assesses active participation and critical judgement in seeing effects with works such as Defiance, Cloverfield, Knowing, and Thelma & Louise. "The Two of Us" considers double placement and doubled experience with films such as The Prestige, Niagara and A Stolen Life. "Being There" discusses cinematic performance and the problems of believability, highlighting such films as Gran Torino, The Manchurian Candidate, In Harm's Way, and other films. "Fairy Land" explores the art of scenic backing, focusing on the fictional world of Brigadoon, which borrows from both hard-edged realism and evocative landscape painting." - BOOK BLURB Notes: Contains illustrations, bibliographic references and index ISBN: 9780813560588 More info
Film design / compiled by Terence St. John Marner in collaboration with Michael Stringer
London New York: Tantivy Press A. S. Barnes, .
Footnotes to the film / edited by Charles Davy
London: Lovat Dickson Ltd, Readers' Union, 1938.
Call No: REFERENCE SECTION; 003 FOO Author: Davy, Charles Source: UK Place: London Publisher: Lovat Dickson Ltd; Readers' Union PubDate: 1938 PhysDes: 334 p. : ill. ; 21 cm Subject: PRODUCTION; INDUSTRY, FILM; DIRECTION; ACTING; CINEMATOGRAPHY; SCRIPTWRITING; COMEDIES; CARTOONS; COSTUMES; COSTUME DESIGNING; SET DESIGNING; SETS; ART DIRECTION; MUSIC IN FILMS; COLOUR; REALISM IN FILMS; UNITED KINGDOM; HOLLYWOOD; USA; THEATRE AND THE CINEMA; AUDIENCES; CRITICISM; CENSORSHIP; SOCIETIES, FILM Notes: Includes contributor biographies and index Donation: donated by the family of Wayne Levy, 2006 Contents: Includes essays by Alfred Hitchcock, Robert Donat, Basil Wright, Graham Greene, Alberto Cavalcanti, John Betjeman, Maurice Jaubert, Paul Nash, John Grierson, Alexander Korda, Basil Dean, Maurice Kann, Elizabeth Bowen, Sidney L. Bernstein, Alistair Cooke, Forsyth Hardy, Charles Davy More info
Frank Miller's Sin City : the making of the movie / by Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, edited by Chris Roberson, designed by Kurt Volk
[United States]: Troublemaker Publishing, c2005.
Call No: 79SIN MIL Author: Miller, Frank; Rodriguez, Roger Source: US Place: [United States] Publisher: Troublemaker Publishing PubDate: c2005 PhysDes: 267 pages : illustrations ; 23 x 29 cm Subject: ADAPTATIONS; ADVERTISING FOR FILMS; ART AND THE CINEMA; ART DIRECTION; AUTOMOBILES IN FILMS; COMIC STRIPS AND THE CINEMA; COMPUTER GENERATED IMAGERY; COSTUME DESIGNING; COSTUMES; MAKE-UP; MERCHANDISING; POSTERS; PRE-PRODUCTION; PRODUCTION; SCRIPTS; SET DESIGNING; SPECIAL EFFECTS; MILLER, FRANK; RODRIGUEZ, ROBERT; SIN CITY (US, Frank Miller and Robert Rodriguez, 2005) Summary: "With contributions from creators, cast, and crew, FRANK MILLER'S SIN CITY: THE MAKING OF THE MOVIE covers the production, from page to screen and everything in between. Featuring Rodriguez's screenplay adaptation of the original graphic novels, exclusive behind-the-scenes photos, never before seen art and conceptual designs, interviews and commentary, this is the perfect companion to both the original graphic novels and the movie." Notes: Includes poster art and promotional material for the film; Includes photo credits ISBN: 1933104007; 9781933104003 Donation: Simon Wincer Contents: Introduction by Frank Miller -- The origins of Sin City -- Approaching Sin City -- Troublemaker Digital on previsualization -- The Hard Goodbye -- Props -- KNB -- The Big Fat Kill -- Frank Miller's sketchbook -- Wardrobe -- Cars -- That Yellow Bastard -- Poster art -- Crew -- Photo credits More info
Hollywood speaks! : an oral history / Mike Steen
New York: G.P. Putnam's Sons, 1974.
Call No: 71(73) STE Author: Steen, Mike Source: US Place: New York Publisher: G.P. Putnam's Sons PubDate: 1974 PhysDes: 379 p. ; 21 cm Subject: FILM WORKERS; ACTORS; ACTING; CHARACTER ACTORS; SCRIPTWRITERS; SCRIPTWRITING; DIRECTION; PRODUCERS; PRODUCING; PRODUCTION MANAGERS; PRODUCTION MANAGING; ASSISTANT DIRECTORS; CINEMATOGRAPHERS; CINEMATOGRAPHY; ART DIRECTION; ART DIRECTORS; SET DESIGNING; SET DESIGNERS; COSTUME DESIGNERS; COSTUME DESIGNING; MAKE-UP ARTISTS; MAKE-UP; SPECIAL EFFECTS DESIGNERS; SPECIAL EFFECTS; MUSICALS; CHOREOGRAPHY; EDITING; EDITORS; SOUND; MUSIC IN FILMS; PRE-PRODUCTION; CASTING; PRODUCTION, TV; FONDA, HENRY; RUSSELL, ROSALIND; MOOREHEAD, AGNES; CANNON, DAVID; STERN, STEWART; WELLMAN, WILLIAM; BERMAN, PANDRO S.; PRATT, JAMES; MOONJEAN, HANK; HENDERSON, RANDELL; HOWE, JAMES WONG; AMES, PRESTON; KRAMS, ARTHUR; HEAD, EDITH; WESTMORE, PERC; MANLEY, NELLIE; GILLESPIE, A. ARNOLD; BERKELEY, BUSBY; SMITH, FREDERICK Y.; FREERICKS, BERNARD; GREEN, JOHN; LAWRENCE, CATALINA; BURCH, RUTH; ROACH, HAL; MCCLEERY, ALBERT Summary: "'Hollywood Speaks' is a fascinating collection of interviews with the dazzled and the dazzlers, the multitalented professionals - stars and stagehands alike - who make up the motion-picture industry. Each interview follows the same general format: an extensive autobiographical sketch, the 'big break, or how I got into Hollywood', followed by the techniques and problems, the tricks and plain hard work, that go into the making of movies. The interviews are loaded with humour, bitter feuds, and personal anecdotes of the great and near great." (Taken from back cover) ISBN: 39911162X Donation: donated by the family of Wayne Levy, 2006 More info
subject clippings file
Call No: SUBJECT CLIPPINGS FILE PhysDes: Clippings Subject: SET DESIGNING More info
Sets in motion : art direction and film narrative / Charles Affron and Mirella Jona Affron
New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1995.
Call No: 632.8 AFF Author: Affron, Charles; Affron, Mirella Jona, 1937 Place: New Brunswick, N.J. Publisher: Rutgers University Press PubDate: 1995 PhysDes: xiv, 252 p. : ill. ; 27 cm Subject: ART DIRECTION; SET DESIGNING; NARRATIVE IN FILMS; SETS; AWARDS. ACADEMY; ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURE ARTS AND SCIENCES; BRIDE OF FRANKENSTEIN, THE (US, James Whale, 1935); FRANKENSTEIN (US, James Whale, 1931); [TWO THOUSAND AND ONE] 2001: A SPACE ODYSSEY (UK, Stanley Kubrick, 1968); CABIRIA (IT, Giovanni Pastrone, 1914); GREAT ZIEGFELD, THE (US, Robert Z. Leonard, 1936); HAMLET (UK, Laurence Olivier, 1948); MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS, THE (US, Orson Welles, 1942) Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-238) and indexes ISBN: 0813521602 (cloth); 0813521610 (pbk.) LON: 94039443; 11258783 More info
Special effects : creating movie magic / by Christopher Finch
New York: Abbeville Press, c1984.
Call No: 236 FIN Author: Finch, Christopher Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Abbeville Press PubDate: c1984 PhysDes: 252 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm Subject: COMPUTER GRAPHICS; DIGITAL TECHNOLOGY; COMPUTERS AND THE CINEMA; COMPUTERIZED ANIMATION AND SPECIAL EFFECTS; COMPUTER GENERATED IMAGERY; COSTUME DESIGNING; TECHNICAL DEVELOPMENTS; MOTION CONTROL; MAKE UP; TECHNOLOGY AND THE CINEMA; PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGY; SPECIAL EFFECTS; CINEMATOGRAPHY; SET DESIGNING; KING KONG (US, Merian C. Cooper & Ernest B. Schoedsack, 1933); BLADE RUNNER (US, Ridley Scott, 1982); BLADE RUNNER: THE DIRECTOR'S CUT (US, Ridley Scott, 1982); BLADE RUNNER: THE FINAL CUT (US, Ridley Scott, 1982); TRON (US, Steven Lisberger, 1982) Summary: "Special effects is an art that sets itself the task of putting on screen anything a filmmaker can imagine, however strange or fantastic. From King Kong to Star Wars, this book details the secrets behind the magic that has thrilled and delighted generations of movie-goers." -- BOOK BLURB Notes: Includes index; Bibliography: p. 244 ISBN: 0896594521 Contents: -- acknowledgements -- prologue -- part 1: the art of deception -- 1: tricks and treats -- 2: masks and mirrors -- 3: silent magic -- 4: the coming of sound -- 5: king kong -- 6: invisible effects -- 7: new aspects -- 8: monsters and myths -- part II: odysseys -- 9: new beginnings -- 10: the making of 2001 -- 11: back to earth -- 12: pitching -- 13: star wars -- 14: close encounters -- 15: phone home -- 16: innovations -- 17: blade runner -- 18:state of the art -- part III: sons of hal -- 19: coordinates -- 20: the making of tron -- 21: simulation -- 22: the future -- bibliography -- glossary -- index -- More info
Stage and film decor / by R. Myerscough-Walker, A. A. dipl. With a foreword by Charles B. Cochran
London: Sir I. Pitman & sons, ltd., 1940.
Working in Hollywood / Alexandra Brouwer and Thomas Lee Wright
New York: Crown Publishers, c1990.
Call No: 22(73) BRO Author: Brouwer, Alexandra; Wright, Thomas Lee Source: US Place: New York Publisher: Crown Publishers PubDate: c1990 PhysDes: xii, 546 pages ; 25 cm Subject: ADVERTISING FOR FILMS; ANIMALS IN FILMS; ART DIRECTION; CAMERAS; CASTING; CHOREOGRAPHY; CINEMATOGRAPHY; COMPOSERS; COSTUME DESIGNERS; DIRECTION; DISTRIBUTION; EDITING; EXHIBITION; FINANCING; LAW AND THE CINEMA; LOCATION HUNTING; LOCATION SHOOTING; MAKE-UP ARTISTS; MUSIC IN FILMS; POST-PRODUCTION; PRE-PRODUCTION; PRODUCERS; PRODUCING; PRODUCTION; PROJECTION; SCRIPTWRITING; SET DESIGNING; SOUND; SPECIAL EFFECTS; STUNTS Summary: "Now appearing for the first time ever: WORKING IN HOLLYWOOD, the definitive book that reveals how major movie studios are made, fromn the first glimmer of an idea to the final cut, to sales and marketing. Here is moviemaking told in the words of the people who do it: the deal makers, directors, artists, craftspeople, technicians, and executives." [Taken from book jacket] Notes: Includes index ISBN: 0517574012; 9780517574010 Donation: Simon Wincer Contents: 1. The helmsmen -- 2. The deal -- 3. The guardians -- 4. The money -- 5. The talent -- 6. The look -- 7. The artists -- 8. The movers -- 9. The camera -- 10. The print -- 11. The magicians -- 12. The sound -- 13. The fury -- 14. The salesmen -- More info