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Mielziner: Master of Modern Stage Design
Mary C. Henderson
Jo Mielziner (1901-1976) was the most highly acclaimed scenic and lighting designer of the American theater of the 20th century. Spanning some five decades, his unusually long career coincided with the flowering of modern theater in the United States, with the result that he designed many of its most famous productions, including Death of a Salesman, Carousel, South Pacific, and Guys and Dolls. Lavishly illustrated with sketches and fully rendered designs never previously published, and featuring a foreword by former New York Times drama critic Frank Rich, this book provides a long-overdue, definitive account of Mielziner's life and work as the preeminent theater artist of his time.
288 pages, color and b/w illustrations throughout. Published by Back Stage Books, an imprint of Watson-Guptill Publications, 2001.
Hardcover. $45.00. ISBN 0-8230-8823-5.