Lighting Design Books

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  1. Electrifying Design - A Century of Lighting

    Electrifying Design: A Century of Lighting

    Electrifying Design is an unprecedented survey of modern lighting design foregrounding its materials, innovators, and far-reaching influence. Offering the first comprehensive history of lighting design from the 20th and 21st centuries, this book explores how lighting has been integral to the development of modern design both in terms of aesthetics and technological advances. It outlines the key aspects of lighting as a unique and creative artistic discipline and examines themes such as different typologies, the quality of light, and the evolution of the bulb.

  2. Lighting Redesign for Existing Buildings

    Lighting Redesign for Existing Buildings

    In Lighting Redesign for Existing Buildings, veteran journalist and educator Craig DiLouie identifies opportunities to both save energy and improve lighting performance in existing buildings. The book outlines the decision-making process behind whether to retrofit or redesign an existing lighting system, describes basic lighting design techniques and how to evaluate lighting equipment, details lighting legislation & energy codes, identifies advanced lighting strategies and describes the role planned maintenance can play in saving energy and ensuring long-term performance.

  3. Dance and Light

    Dance and Light

    Dance and Light examines the interconnected relationship between movement and design, the fluid partnership that exists between the two disciplines, and the approaches that designers can take to enhance dance performances through lighting design. The book demystifies lighting for the dancer and helps designers understand how the dancer/choreographer thinks about their art form, providing insight into the choreographer's process and exploring how designers can make the most of their resources.

  4. Urban Lighting for People

    Urban Lighting for People

    'Urban Lighting for People' explores the needs and experiences of people at night and how these can be addressed by public lighting. It will give readers the confidence to develop more sophisticated lighting plans and add value to their projects. Case studies provide an in-depth analysis of real-life projects to help the reader to understand lighting designers' own experiences, including post-installation observations.

  5. Architectural Lighting Design - A Practical Guide

    Architectural Lighting Design: A Practical Guide

    Where do you start if you want to light an interior space? What is the best color temperature for your design scheme? What do you need to consider when choosing LED lamps and luminaires or fixtures? Architectural Lighting Design answers these questions and more in a comprehensive introduction to the design, application, and techniques of lighting interior spaces. Using real examples of successful lighting schemes, experienced designer Admir Jukanovic explains the fundamentals of lamps and fixtures, and how to meet the requirements of a design brief.

  6. 1000 Lights

    1000 Lights

    Designed to be a companion to the classic title 1000 Chairs, this edition contains an awesome selection of over 1000 lights. Presented chronologically by decade are the 20th century's most interesting electric lights, from Tiffany's beautiful leaded-glass shades to completely outrageous designs from the late 1960s and 1970s to the latest high-tech LED lamps. All major styles are represented here - Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Modern Movement, De Stijl, Postwar, Pop, Radical, Postmodern, and Contemporary - in 640 pages of truly illuminated works.

  7. Stage Lighting Design

    Stage Lighting Design

    Stage Lighting Design is a comprehensive introduction to technical theatre, tracing the evolution of lighting design from ancient drama to contemporary performance. Neil Fraser covers everything that today's designers will need to know, from the simple nuts and bolts of equipment, through to the complexity of a full lighting rig, including all aspects of the stage electrician and lighter designer's roles.

  8. Lighting Design Basics

    Lighting Design Basics

    Lighting Design Basics is the essential guide to this basic, but difficult-to-master aspect of interior design. Offering fundamental concepts and prescriptive techniques in a highly visual format, this book provides clear, practical guidance on utilizing the latest in lighting techniques and technology to showcase a space without sacrificing utility.

  9. Basics Lighting Design

    Basics Lighting Design

    Daylight is the most important element determining the mood and appearance of architecture, more so than all construction materials. In office buildings in particular, the good provision of daylight and matching artificial lighting installations make an important contribution to energy conservation - the better the use made of daylight, the less energy has to be consumed for artificial lighting. The BASICS Lighting Design volume includes the most important principles of daylight and artificial lighting design.

  10. Fundamentals of Lighting

    Fundamentals of Lighting

    Fundamentals of Lighting takes an integrated approach to the study of lighting and design. Topics include lighting system basics, lighting and the design process, human factors, sustainability, global issues, regulations, business practices, and the LEED building certification program.

  11. Max Ingrand

    Max Ingrand

    This monograph is a retrospective on Max Ingrand, major designer of light fixtures, furniture and stained glass, from the 1930s to the late '60s.

  12. LPA 1990-2015 - Tide of Architectural Lighting Design

    LPA 1990-2015: Tide of Architectural Lighting Design

    This over 400-page volume puts together 100 projects LPA has created over its 25-year history, during which the lighting design has undergone a substantial change from innovations in technology and environmental consciousness. Large and beautiful photographs in this book reproduce their projects including residences, hotels, commercial buildings, public space projects and more.

  13. Lumitecture - Illuminating Interiors for Designers and Architects

    Lumitecture: Illuminating Interiors for Designers and Architects

    Lumitecture is a global survey of the most exciting lighting designs for interior spaces, featuring the latest interactive technologies, energy-efficient systems, and otherworldly experiences. Some 200 projects are organized into three sections: lighting that transforms space, lighting that alters the experience of time, and lighting that evokes emotion or psychological change. Projects range from design solutions― practical applications and techniques for improving the ambience and function of our spaces for living and working―to highly experimental or immersive experiences that induce physiological responses or use entirely new sources of light, such as bioluminescence or rarefied gasses.

  14. Light in Architecture - The Intangible Material

    Light in Architecture: The Intangible Material

    Light in Architecture explores the role and use of light in and around buildings from the time that Stonehenge was built through to the present day, illustrating how a greater understanding of this intangible and free material will lead us to better architecture and, ultimately, improve our quality of life. Translated and carefully updated from the best-selling Spanish book, La Materia Intangible, this full colour edition explains why light is so fundamental to human perception, how its nature and use are influenced by time and place, and how it has come to be used as a tool for abstract architectural design.

  15. SuperLux - Smart Light Art, Design

    SuperLux: Smart Light Art, Design

    Featuring more than 120 public artworks, design installations, and architectural elements, SuperLux is a visual celebration of the ingenuity and artistry of the latest lighting technology. The book's three sections focus on projects that use light to animate architecture and media screens; new lighting in former industrial zones and new public areas, including wayfinding and street lighting; and interactive installations in urban spaces. Each is punctuated with essays by leading experts and designers on this remarkable new phenomenon.

  16. Languages of Light - A Creative Approach to Residental Lighting

    Languages of Light: A Creative Approach to Residental Lighting

    The Languages of Light: A Creative Approach to Residential Lighting is a lavishly-illustrated, inspirational and beautiful guide to the creative process of lighting the home. Authored by award winning lighting designer Rebecca Weir, and creative consultant Allyson Coates the book serves as a valued resource for interior designers, architects, property developers, landscapers and the home owner looking for the confidence to integrate contemporary lighting practice into their projects. From understanding light as a basic tool to lighting design, techniques and case studies, The Languages of Light is a thorough and instructive guide to the creative possibilities of lighting the home.

  17. Bright 2 - Architectural Illumination and Light Installations

    Bright 2: Architectural Illumination and Light Installations

    The use of light and illumination in architecture and design is currently evolving and making an increasingly significant impact in various creative disciplines. Today, architects use light installations to create a different night-time identity for buildings that allow for additional functions and presentations. Bright 2 features a rich selection of these architectural illumination and light installation projects from across the globe.

  18. Lighting Design - A Perception-Based Approach

    Lighting Design: A Perception-Based Approach

    Practical lighting design involves devising three-dimensional light fields that create luminous hierarchies related to the visual significance of each element within a scene. By providing you with everything you need to develop a design concept - from the understanding of how lighting influences human perceptions of surroundings, through to engineering efficient and effective lighting solutions - Kit Cuttle instills in his readers a new-found confidence in lighting design.

  19. Interior Lighting for Designers

    Interior Lighting for Designers

    This revised edition of the successful primer thoroughly covers fundamentals of lighting design, and also serves as a handy reference for professional designers. The Fifth Edition is more comprehensive than ever, with new information on LED, energy efficiency, and other current issues.

  20. Designing With Light - The Art, Science and Practice of Architectural Lighting Design

    Designing With Light: The Art, Science and Practice of Architectural Lighting Design

    Designing With Light: The Art, Science, and Practice of Architectural Lighting Design is a comprehensive introduction to the intelligent use of lighting to define and enhance a space. The book explores all aspects of the process, including aesthetics, technology, and practicalities, in a clear, concise manner designed to provide the reader with a full working knowledge of lighting design. Color illustrations throughout demonstrate the real-world effects of the concepts presented, and the companion website offers video animations and exercises to better illuminate the art and science of lighting.

  21. 21st Century Lighting Design

    21st Century Lighting Design

    21st Century Lighting Design maps trends in lighting design over the last decade, featuring over 100 designs from domestic, commercial and architectural settings. This beautifully-designed and lavishly-illustrated volume features designs from a vast array of designers and agencies from influential figures including Ross Lovegrove, Ingo Maurer, Philippe Starck, Ron Arad and Tom Dixon to newly-emerging designers.

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    Lighting: 20th Century Classics

    Lighting: 20th-Century Classics includes more than 90 of the most desirable and iconic pendant lights, table lamps, floor and wall and ceiling designs from the last century.

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    Designing with Shadow

    Designing with Shadow showcases the work of prolific Japanese design house Lighting Planners Associates Inc (LPA).

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    Architectural Lighting: Designing with Light and Space

    Architectural Lighting: Designing with Light and Space provides both a critical approach to and a conceptual framework for understanding the application of lighting in the built environment. The key considerations of lighting design are illuminated through accessible texts and instructional diagrams.

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    Daylighting: Architecture and Lighting Design

    Daylighting: Architecture and Lighting Design provides architects, lighting specialists, and anyone else working daylight into design, with all the tools needed to incorporate this most fundamental element of architecture.

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    Illuminate: Contemporary Craft Lighting

    Illuminate: Contemporary Craft Lighting surveys practitioners who work with diverse materials, from textiles and ceramics to metal and glass, and is lavishly illustrated with photographs of their work.

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    The Architecture of Light

    Reviewing the use of natural light by architects in the era of electricity, this book aims to show that natural light not only remains a potential source of order in architecture, but that natural lighting strategies impose a usefully creative discipline on design.

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    Modern Lighting of the '50's

    Modern Lighting of the '50's showcases mid-century modern design that is as relevant now as ever, including more than 250 original images showing the design trends of important manufacturers from America, Scandinavia, Germany and Italy.

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    Lighting for Interior Design

    Lighting for Interior Design takes a detailed, practical look at lighting in interior design, giving students all the key information and skills they need to be able to tackle lighting successfully in their designs.

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    Detail in Contemporary Lighting Design

    Detail in Contemporary Lighting Design features more than 40 recent international projects where the lighting is the defining design feature. Each project includes detailed plans, diagrams, sketches, and CAD visuals to demonstrate the lighting techniques involved. These are accompanied by an explanatory text that looks at the original brief, the design concept, and the detailed specification of the light fittings.