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Light: Creative Lighting Solutions Inside & Out Total Hits - 205  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Nothing affects the atmosphere and appearance of a room more readily than its lighting. A well-designed lighting scheme will give the flexibility to incorporate practical requirements, while adding the necessary ambience to complement existing decor. This room-by-room, illustrated guide gives comprehensive advice on lighting effects for specific areas and tasks, addressed in clear, expert language.
ISBN: 0715311816   Date Published on 4/25/2006
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Light: The Shape of Space : Designing with Space and Light Total Hits - 257  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Light: The Shape of Space Designing with Space and Light Lou Michel Every design professional who touches a space shapes the light and the feeling of that space. Architect, lighting engineer, interior designer, lighting or home furnishing manufacturer: each contributes an aesthetic layer, sometimes yielding unexpected results. All too often the best laid plans of one professional are unintentionally subverted by another. Removing surprises and guess work from design, Lou Michel, honored architectural lighting educator, has created Light: The Shape of Space, showing how to design with the effects of light rather than light itself. The book is a revolutionary resource for all design professionals and manufacturers of surfacing materials. Drawing on over fifteen years’ experience of research and teaching in the architectural Space and Light Laboratory at The University of Kansas, Michel masterfully examines the interrelationship of lighting and the design of architectural space as perceived not in architectural photos or paint chips and fabric swatches, but by human vision — the gateway to emotional response. The book was written for professionals who care about how people feel in the spaces they design, and focuses on the humanization of architecture. Taking a non-stylistic approach to design, Michel analyzes architecture from the perspective of how the users see their surroundings as they move through space. The reader will learn what pleases and what disturbs people based on how the human visual system responds to color, texture, pattern, and brightness. The book features principles of design for the student and professional, and is generously supported by illustrations and research. Michel also provides a method for evaluating the visual effectiveness of building materials and lighting systems, including those that will appear on the market long after this book is dog-eared. Michel unveils a groundbreaking luminance brightness rating system (LBR) and a nine-zone brightness scale to aid designers in previsualizing the appearance of surfacing materials at every stage of the design process, from schematics to development to refinement. Among the topics treated are:
  • the interaction of lighting and spatial design
  • color theory for space and light
  • the luminance relationships between free-standing objects and the surrounding spatial boundaries against which they are seen
  • the appearance of building materials in color and brightness when modified by light and spatial location
  • lighting spatial connections, including the perception of rooms adjacent to the observer
  • lighting and perception of spaces screened by architectural grilles
  • creating lighted space
Designing with the effects of light is both an art and a science. No other book on the market bridges that gap as successfully as Light: The Shape of Space.
ISBN: 0471286184   Date Published on 4/26/2006
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Light: Transformations (Transformations (Crans-Pres-Celigny, Switzerland).) Total Hits - 247  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

11 1/2 x 9 240 color illustrations US Distribution only architecture The Transformations series takes a look at architectural projects that center around existing buildings and other constructions that have been "transformed." This informative, entertaining guide delves into the subject of Light-be it natural or artificial-and how it is being used by architects, interior designers, and lighting designers to revitalize structures. Packed with individual case studies and hundreds of sophisticated photos, Light features a diverse array of projects from around the world, including examples from such renowned "lighting architects" as England's Jonathan Speirs, Germany's Ingo Maurer, and Japan's Motoko Ishii.

ISBN: 2880464390   Date Published on 4/29/2006
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Lightbook: The Practice of Lighting Design Total Hits - 221  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Light is becoming an increasingly important factor in the construction of buildings and their interiors. In an era dominated by technical innovation, ecological demands and aesthetical requirements, architects and investors are recognizing that artificial light and daylight can be used to great effect inside and outside with comparative ease. This useful handbook takes all these aspects into consideration, and is essentially aimed at the practitioner - architects, light planners and designers. From the very first designs to the completion of the projects, this book charts all aspects of lighting projects using copious examples from Europe, USA and the Far East. Chapters on basic technical details and the necessary instruments are included, and an extensive glossary makes vital information readily accessible.?
ISBN: 3764363037   Date Published on 4/25/2006
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Lighting Total Hits - 214  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating

Lighting

ISBN: 0823027759   Date Published on 4/25/2006
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Lighting by DesignTotal Hits - 238  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (2)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
While it may be easy to visualize fabrics from swatches and large samples, lighting is much more complex. One cannot touch or feel it, yet it is all around and responsible for what we see. Lighting by Design takes an imaginative and creative look at the potential of creating and using light both inside and outside the home. Since skillful lighting is the balance between light and shade, the book begins with a discussion on the nature of light and the interplay of light and shadow on buildings inside and out. It demonstrates unique ways to become creative with light within the home to achieve varying effects from calm softness to theatrical drama. Lighting by Design also offers a comprehensive overview on outdoor lighting; entrances and exits; roof terraces and decks; and even special topics, such as topiaries, swimming pools, and statues. What's more, it also includes timeless advice for using colored light, patterns, and focus, and demonstrates ways to use lighting to blend garden and interior dimensions into a unified whole. Magnificent full-color photography specially commissioned for this extraordinary reference details amazing before-and-after effects and creative ways of using daylight and artificial light to create new moods. Also included are scores of inspirational photos that feature the interiors of such well-known designers as Jonathan Reed, Mary Fox Linton, Nina Campbell, and Tricia Guild. Packed with elegant ideas, superb examples, and imaginative suggestions for creating a dramatic and changing environment, Lighting by Design offers a brand- new and innovative perspective on outdoor and indoor decor!
ISBN: 0823025144   Date Published on 4/25/2006
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Lighting by Design, First Edition Total Hits - 235  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Lighting by Design
ISBN: 075065130X   Date Published on 4/26/2006
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Lighting Design & Installation Total Hits - 1044  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (16)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Well designed and safely installed lighting systems make a home safer, more practical, and more enjoyable to live in. This book is a comprehensive guide to using natural and artificial light in the home and landscape. Lighting Design & Installation is divided into two main sections. The design portion of the book teaches the principles used by interior designers to create lighting schemes that are not only practical, but serve to unify the overall look and atmosphere of a home. In addition to traditional wired lighting, this section also examines how fabrics, surfaces, and windows impact the lighting scheme of a home.

Then, an in-depth installation section shows the detailed step-by-step processes for installing all types of lighting fixtures and systems, including traditional incandescent and fluorescent lighting fixtures, track lighting, recessed lighting, low-voltage accent and undercounter lighting, and outdoor low-voltage and solar-powered lighting. The book also presents information on programmable, automated lighting systems.

Lighting Design & Installation is a refreshingly new kind of lighting book, bringing together the very best, most current information on lighting design and do-it-yourself installation.

ISBN: 1589230957   Date Published on 4/26/2006
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Lighting Design Basics Total Hits - 490  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (1)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Lighting is a basic, yet difficult-to-master, element of interior design, and Lighting Design Basics provides the information you need in a concise, highly visual format. Two leading designers, both with decades of experience, offer straightforward coverage of concepts and techniques, and present realistic goals you can use as guides to creating simple, typical lighting designs and when collaborating with professional designers on more complex projects.

Design scenarios for more than twenty different spaces illustrate real-world case studies for illuminating residential and commercial spaces, from kitchens to doctors' offices. Each scenario includes an in-depth rationale for the proposed solution, insightful lighting distribution diagrams, floor plans, and details for lighting installation and construction. In addition, exercises allow you to develop lighting design skills in preparation for working on actual projects, as well as the NCIDQ and NCARB exams.

Packed with informative illustrations, Lighting Design Basics is an invaluable resource for students, as well as interior designers and architects studying for professional licensing exams.

ISBN: 0471381624   Date Published on 4/25/2006
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Lighting Design Sourcebook: 600 Solutions for Residential and Commercial Spaces Total Hits - 226  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (0)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This stunning book provides a comprehensive look at creative lighting design for commercial and residential spaces. Every interior space that's profiled illustrates creative ways to add drama, fantasy, or just plain functional and effective lighting solutions to a unique environment. An amazing tour through beautiful homes, creative office spaces, and inspiring retail spaces, this book is the ultimate resource for professional designers, business owners, and homeowners searching for ideas to light a range of spaces. Lighting has a great impact on interior space, and lighting design choices can dramatically affect those using a space. Lighting schemes can alter not just the look of a space but also the way people function within that space. In Lighting Design Sourcebook, Randall Whitehead provides a comprehensive look inside the world of professional lighting design and provides hundreds of ideas for humanizing space through illumination. Chapter by chapter, beautiful lighting solutions unfold through dramatic photographs and insightful and helpful text. Whether you're looking for fantasy or function, this book offers the inspiration and the ideas to get lighting right for any space.
ISBN: 1564969290   Date Published on 4/26/2006

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