World Scenography 1990-2005


"A mighty and extraordinary contribution to the literature of world theatre design."
-- Dr. Joel E. Rubin, co-founder of OISTAT & USITT

"One of the most important works on scene design ever published."
-- The Drama Book Shop, INC. New York City



World Scenography 1990-2005 is the second volume of  the World Scenography book series. Documenting significant theatre designs from 1990 to 2005, this volume has involved more than a hundred contributors, experts, and regional editors, led by 2014 Golden Pen Award-receiving editors Eric Fielding and Peter McKinnon. More than 400 theatre designs from 55 countries, including set, costume, and lighting, are featured in this volumn.

The World Scenography book series was inspired by and seeks to build on the foundation established by the four volumes of Stage Design Throughout the World that were edited by Belgian professor René Hainaux. Sadly, that wonderful series ended its documentation and publication in 1975. This new book series started with a remark from Eric Fielding at the Honourable Scenographers’ Forum at the Prague Quadrennial in 2007 and a proposal by Peter McKinnon during their dinner that followed. The first volume World Scenography 1975-1990 was published in 2012. The third volume will follow later, covering designs between 2005-2015.



The book series is being published by the International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians (OISTAT) and is a project of the OISTAT Publications and Communication Commission. OISTAT is a UNESCO-recognised organisation. Through its member centres and its individual and associate members, OISTAT draws together theatre production professionals from around the world for mutual learning and benefit. Its working commissions are in the areas of scenography, theatre technology, publications and communication, history and theory, education, and architecture. Both of the editors, Eric Fielding and Peter McKinnon, have worked for many years to benefit theatre professionals internationally through their involvement in OISTAT. 



Eric Fielding is professor emeritus of scenic design at Brigham Young University; 30-year member of United Scenic Artists 829; USITT Fellow, former Vice-President, Founders’ Award and Lifetime Member Award recipient; and former editor of TD&T. He served as designer for the gold medal-winning American exhibit at PQ’91; and was creator of the World Stage Design exhibition and director of its first mounting in Toronto, March 2005.

Peter McKinnon is professor of design and management at York University in Toronto; lighting designer on some 450 shows, principally dance and opera; an organizer of the Canadian exhibit at PQ’07; past president of Associated Designers of Canada; and 16-year member of the OISTAT executive committee. He has produced shows off- and on-Broadway and in Edinburgh. He edited One show, One Audience, One Single Space by Jean-Guy Lecat.

In 2014,  they received the Golden Pen Award for their great efforts on the first volume of World Scenograph at the 54th USITT Annual Conference & Stage Expo in Fort Worth, Texas, USA.



World Scenography 1990-2005

by Peter McKinnon & Eric Fielding, co-editors

ISBN: 978-92-990063-4-4 (softcover edition); 978-92-990063-3-7 (hardcover edition)

Number of pages: 432 pages

Images: 1300, color and B&W

Language of text: English

Format: 228mm x 310mm/9” x 12” (softcover edition); 236mm x 312mm/9.5” x 12.5” (hardcover edition)

Publication date: October 2014

Country of publication: Taiwan

Publisher: OISTAT (International Organisation of Scenographers, Theatre Architects and Technicians) 


Purchase Information

Softcover edition: US$70

Hardcover edition: US$95

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