Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The art of representing objects in perspective, especially as applied in the design and painting of theatrical scenery.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The design of theatrical sets.
  • n. The art or act of representing a body on a perspective plane.
  • n. A representation or description of a body, in all its dimensions, as it appears to the eye.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The art or act of representing a body on a perspective plane; also, a representation or description of a body, in all its dimensions, as it appears to the eye.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The representing of an object, as a building, according to the rules of perspective, and from a point of view not on a principal axis.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Latin scenographia, equivalent to scene +‎ -ography.

Examples

  • The scenography is rough and colossal (industrial scafolding structures) but there are only 4 rooms to cross, bathed in a semi-darkness, kinda half-night.

    GreenCine Daily: David Lynch, 3/9.

  • The list of designers rethinking the rituals and scenography around food, the act of eating, and the whole multi-sensorial experience, has become quite extensive and it seems to be exponentially multiplying by the second.

    Patricia Brizzio: Food for Thought: Can Design In Food Reach New Potentials?

  • Kerchache's desire has been well matched by the Italian contemporary designer Enzo Mari, who has created a deliberately pared-down scenography for the exhibition.

    Voodoo Still Casts Its Spell

  • Various projects explore scenography as a discipline existing in-between the visual and the performing arts.

    Emerging Europe: The Week in Photos

  • Public spaces in these facilities feature eye-popping scenography: huge timber trusses here, an 82-foot-tall stone fireplace there.

    What George Lucas Wrought

  • Here the places are no more than badly painted scenography in front of which the story unravels.

    Ian Cameron Esslemont - Return of the Crimson Guard (Book Review)

  • Performances include Prime Mover, a piece by Jonah Bokaer that employs a constellation of satellites and GPS receivers, and Confined, a piece by Emily Berry that combines live music by violinist and composer Daniel Bernard Roumain, the spoken word by writer Todd Craig and scenography by Gail Scott White.

    Starving Artists Get Assistance

  • Donbass Arena Glossary cluster звуковой кластер из колонок stage furniture обшивка сцены props реквизиты lighting trusses металлоконструкции для света scaff рабочие на лесах stage hand разнорабочий operating area производственная площадь stage scenography сценические декорации chain hoist motors цепные лебёдки rigging stage roof высотные работы по поднятию сцены gibbet стрела крана catering питание vomitory запасный выход plywood фанера logistic перевозки

    Donbass Arena Glossary

  • Stylistic singing plus incredibly beautiful and historic paper trompe-l'oeil sets originally painted in the 1930s by Josep Mestres Cabanes, the last representative of an old Catalan school of scenography, and restored for this production.

    Compare and Contrast 18, Italian Soprano Division

  • These buildings may have perfectly acted out Mussolini's urban scenography of Fascist ideologies but the resulting piazza is an incredibly failed urban space.

    Archive 2009-07-01

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  • Thank you kindly, ruzuzu. The challenge with such words is to rrsist the obvious "-ography" rhymes but after years of this I am running out of dodges.

    August 10, 2017

  • Nice one, qms!

    August 9, 2017

  • Potemkin knew ways to delude.

    His town was struck down and renewed

    Repeatedly, doggedly,

    A feat of sceneography,

    The man was a talented dude.

    August 9, 2017