Awareness of Light
Naomi 'Shoko' Matsumoto's book Awareness of Light: Handbook and Archives of Technical Theater in the Philippines is an important addition to the documented genre of lighting design. It brings a uniquely Asian, specifically Japanese, viewpoint and attitude to the disciple of lighting design, including a section on ikebana and how it relates to lighting design. The information is organized into Acts and Cues rather than chapters and sections and covers the technique and process of lighting design in a clear and practical manner. In addition to lighting, it presents information about the full craft of theater-making and how each job in theater relates to the lighting designer. The work and collection of Shoko Matsumoto are housed in the Technical Theater Library and Archives of the University of the Philippines Center for International Studies. A list of the holdings is included at the end of the book.
University of the Philippines Press, Philippines
Softcover / 9.75 x 6.75 inches / 228 pages / Color