Arnold Aronson is a professor of theatre at the Columbia University School of the Arts. He frequently writes about scenography and contemporary theatre, and his books include The History and Theory of Environmental Scenography, American Set Design, American Avant-Garde Theatre: A History, Looking into the Abyss: Essays on Scenography, The Disappearing Stage: Reflections on the 2011 Prague Quadrennial and Ming Cho Lee: A Life in Design, as well as the introductory essay for volume three of The Cambridge History of American Theatre. He served as general commissioner of the Prague Quadrennial in 2007.
An exploration of the careers and personal viewpoints of eleven major US set designers, combining research, commentary, extensive interviews and nearly 150 photographs, sketches, renderings and model designs.
A sumptuously illustrated record of the career of one of America's leading theatre designers, Ming Cho Lee: A Life in Design is a fascinating insight into the creation of some of the landmark productions in American theatre history, and an essential book for anyone with an interest in theatrical set design.