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Discussion in 'Lighting and Electrics' started by Grog12, Jul 24, 2007.

  1. Grog12

    Grog12 CBMod CB Mods Premium Member

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    What books are in your Lighting collection?

    Here's what's in mine....

    The Dramatic Imagination - by Robert Edmond Jones
    A Practical Guide to Stage Lighting by Steven Louis Shelley
    The Automated Lighting Programmer's Handbook by Brad Schiller
    Stage Lighting Design: The Art, the Craft, the Life by Richard Pilbrow
    Scenic Design and Stage Lighting 5th Ed by Parker & Wolf
    Scenic Design and Stage Lighting 9th Ed by Parker & Wolf
    Backstage Handbook (x2)
     
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    Grog12 CBMod CB Mods Premium Member

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    Bah I did do a search....and came up with nadda! Granted I searched this forum and not the whole thing because I was only curious about peoples lighting books.

    Still curious whats in your librarys not a list of books available.
     
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    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    That's a nice collection Grog... I would add another classic text book to the list: "Designing with Light" by J. Michael Gilette

    Newly added to my collection:
    "Automated Lighting" by Richard Cadena... surprisingly this book breaks the automated light down into subsystems and spends more than half the book on things like lamps, electricity, motors, optics, reflectors... all really good stuff that applies to all lights, not just the automated ones. A book for those who like to tear stuff apart and figure out how it works.

    "Practical DMX" by Nick Mobsby... I've talked about how great this book is in far too many threads. Easy to read and fun... it takes the mystery out of control systems.

    "Lighting Techniques For Theatre-in-the-round" by Jackie Staines... just got it haven't started reading yet.
     
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    If you can find a copy and are willing to drop some dime on it -

    The Magic of Light by Jean Rosenthal.

    It's out of print - I actually had to get mine on Ebay... but well worth the effort.

    Photometrics Handbook is another one. Had just about every fixture in it with lamps and weight and photometric info on it. a great tool to be sure
     
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    I'm under strict orders if I ever find that book to buy several copies of it.
     
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    gafftaper Senior Team Senior Team Fight Leukemia

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    Amazon's got them... 9 copies ranging in price from $99-$325. Go ahead and get your "several" copies.

    OUCH!! It better be good.
     
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    Yeah that's typical....There's a difference between finding them in the physical sense and Amazon...
     
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    I think that I paid 120 for mine, and yes, it is every bit worth it.

    Like I said, they are sought after and it is no longer in print - those wonderful laws of supply and demand.
     

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