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With over five hundred images, theater historian Arnold Aronson details the personal and professional history of Ming Cho Lee, one of the most influential scenic designers of the past fify years for the theater, opera, and dance that collaborated with luminaries like Robert Joffrey, Joseph Papp, Harold Prince, and Jerome Robbins. Beginning in the the1950s through 2008, this beautiful book chronicles three hundred productions designed by Lee, who is well-known as a mentor to an entire generation of designers through his esteemed forty-year career at Yale. A recipient of the National Medal of Arts, the highest national award given in the arts awarded by the President of the United States, Lee's work has been showcased at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, and in fall 2013, the Yale School of Architecture will host an exhibition of extraordinary work. Other awards include a Tony Award, Outer Circle Critics' Award, and three Drama Desk Awards.
Arnold Aronson has taught at Columbia University since 1991 and has previously worked in the theater departments at Hunter College, The University of Michigan, Cornell University, and The University of Virginia. He served as the editor of Theatre Design & Technology from 1978?1988 and is the author of American Set Design. In 2007, he served as the first non-Czech General Commissioner of the Prague Quadrennial of Stage Design and Theatre Architecture.