From the publisher: Lighting and stage designer Andi Watson has masterminded the visual experience of Radiohead’s concerts for over a decade, uniting the band’s music with installations that reference everything from Cocteau to Dan Flavin to The Matrix. This groundbreaking first monograph brings together Watson’s extraordinary designs, highlighting his work with Radiohead as well as with Oasis, Arctic Monkeys, Counting Crows, Dido, and others.
A foreword by Thom Yorke, lead vocalist and principal songwriter for Radiohead, describes the alchemical collaboration between Radiohead and Watson. Christopher Scoates explores Watson’s work through personal interviews, design diagrams, and hundreds of stage photographs from concert tours; essays by Dick Hebdige and J. Fiona Ragheb elucidate the history of stage lighting, the evolution of the Light Art movement, and how Watson both continues and transcends those trajectories.
Full design description coming soon.
7.25" x 9.25", 288 pages
smyth-sewn, die-cut softcover, gilded edges, full color througout
Design collaboration with Andrew Blauvelt
UAM CSULB for Chronicle Books
Art, Die-Cutting, Lighting