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  1. 1. Annotated Bibliography: Colt’s Research Library 10/25/10 Colt Irvin
  2. 2. <ul><li>Caws, Mary Ann. Surrealist Painters and Poets: an Anthology . Cambridge, MA: MIT, 2001. Print. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>The surrealist style is a fascinating one. This book contains approximately 50 or more surrealist artists. One can see all the different types of surrealist art. Paintings, poems, scripts, and combinations of all of them together make up this hugely creative book. This style could be used fantastically on the stage as a play itself or a concept idea or even as a designer selects the style for the next production. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Broder, Patricia Janis. Dean Cornwell: Dean of Illustrators . New York: Balance House, 1978. Print. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>One of the most important things about this book was that it emphasized the values of the artist. Broder explains that Dean Cornwell constantly strived for communication through his art and she explains that art is everywhere in everyday life. Cornwellís art is widely known and publicized. He illustrated his own history and told stories with pictures. </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Ebert, John and Katherine. American Folk Painters . New York: Scribner, 1975. Print. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>John and Katherine Ebert took all of the early American artists whose work was the people. The book is covered in people from the early 1800s. The pieces were always of people and their society and settings around them. Portrait painting was the most sufficient form of work for these artists and one can even dig into the beginnings of other art expression early on, such as advertisements or religious symbols. The visual of life in the 1800s in American is quite literally sitting right inside of this book. </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Gherman, Beverly. Norman Rockwell: Storyteller with a Brush . New York: Atheneum for Young Readers, 2000. Print. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gherman admits that she took Norman Rockwellís art work for granted. It wasnít until she noticed some kids looking at his art with great enthusiasm that she truly appreciated this artist. Norman Rockwell painted life! His artwork shows emotion, motivation, and the nature of human beings. Gherman was surrounded by Rockwellís art her entire life and didnít even notice because his art was her life. Magazines, advertisements, and newspaper containing his artwork were just regular and ordinary because he only painted what was happening around everyone at that time. </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Henderson, Harold G., and Louis V. Ledoux. Sharaku's Japanese Theater Prints: an Illustrated Guide to His Complete Work. New York: Dover Publications, 1984. Print. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Not only is this book filled with a completely different culture and time period, but it also includes the plays themselves, the actors, and the characters. Sharaku illustrated plays by showing what the characters wore and their facial expressions. Characters with different make-up designs and costume patterns are shown all throughout the book. Sharaku even used the actors and their personal body types to ìfill inî his characterís costumes and make-up. Not only is it research for Japan but it is brilliant creativity and inspiration process. </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Homburg, Cornelia. Vincent Van Gogh and the Painters of the Petit Boulevard . Saint Louis: Saint Louis Art Museum in Association with Rizzoli, 2001. Print. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Some people call Vincent Van Gogh the best artist in the world. His environments that he created are probably his most famous pieces. Homburgís book is filled with Van Goghís work and interviews. Other artists featured in the book are George Seurat, Emile Bernard, Henri De Toulouse-Lautrec, and many others. This style is famous, recognizable and would be a great style or technique decision or area of research </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Pecktal, Lynn. Designing and Painting for the Theatre . New York: Holt, Rinehart and Winston, 1975. Print. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Pecktalís book breaks down every aspect of the scenic design. Every facet of scenic production is explained in detail. The chapters are set up to take one through materials needed all the way to the finished product. Interviews with famous designers including Ming Cho Lee are insightful and inspirational. </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Powell, Kerry. Acting Wilde: Victorian Sexuality, Theatre, and Oscar Wilde . Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2009. Print. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Powellís book gives insight to the mind of Oscar Wilde. As the book tells his story we see into the different phases of his life and creativity. The book is highly detailed and would be useful for designing because of the given work that Wilde did. Wilde would write, produce, and design his plays all by himself. Powell also discusses how Wilde found himself artistically, rallied for womenís suffrage, and how he longed for a different world. </li></ul></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Schardt, Alois J., Alfred Hamilton Barr, and Dorothy Canning Miller. Lyonel Feininger, . [New York]: Published for the Museum of Modern Art by Arno, 1966. Print. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Feiningerís book hardly has any words in it at all. Mostly this book just gives little descriptions of the exhibition pieces. One-man exhibitions, letters by the artist about inspiration, thoughts on techniques, different types of projects that the artist worked on, and how they ended up in the museum make up this book and leaves no critique its own but leaves it to the reader. Being able to see a creative mind like this induces the readerís mind to follow it the same. Designing through inspiration like Feininger did is an art in itself. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Young, Douglas. Create Your Own Stage Faces . New Jersey: Prentice-Hall, 1985. Print. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Many teachers use this book as an introductory to make-up. Young performers/designers learn how to do make-up and learn what to see on a face. With some make-up materials, practice, and this book one is sure to have an endless supply of make-up knowledge and experience. </li></ul></ul>