chapter  3
Research
WithPamela Howard, Pavel Drábek
Pages 24

A scenographer is by nature a cultural magpie, delighting in the search for the ephemera of history and sociology. The variety of work that presents itself is part of the fascination of the subject, and satisfies an inherent and insatiable curiosity that wants to know not only the great events of history but also the precise details of how people lived, ate, dressed, washed and earned their livelihood. The challenge for the scenographic researcher is to know how to use an individual eye to ferret out the essence of the subject, hunt it down and then decide whether or not to use it.