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Schonbek Beyond Lighting Total Hits - 1961  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (4)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Introduction: A person of discernment will attempt to read all about you in the character of the rooms where you dine, entertain, write messages, sleep, and bathe. This is why monarchs in past centuries sank so much of the national treasury into decorating, why interior designers today might be seen as psychologists of sorts, and why we plan with passion and precision every texture and object in a room. The choice of a Schonbek crystal chandelier is pivotal. It makes a mere space into and aesthetic statement. And it's a compliment to your acumen. A Schonbek chandelier possesses all the qualities of a collectible: originality, craftmanship, history. Schonbek has been making crystal chandeliers since 1879. It was founded in Bohemia by Adolf Schonbek, one of a long line of Schonbeks who dedicate their lives to beauty. Historic Schonbek crystal hangs in Buckingham Palace and the White House. The prismatic luminosity of a Schonbek crystal chandelier creates and amazing, caressing quality of light, rendering every gesture significant, every gathering glorious. You'll feel like the star of your own movie when you live with a Schonbek.
ISBN: B000EABT6A   Date Published on 
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Ultimate Lighting Design Total Hits - 1700  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (21)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
The lighting designer is at once an artist and an engineer. He uses the best technology available to reveal scope, space, and form—both in landscapes and in urban environments—and aims to do so in a way that achieves a functional, creative, and environmental result. This relatively recent profession is the focus of the latest title in teNeues’ Ultimate series. Lighting Design presents an illustrated overview of Hervé Descottes’ many projects. Founder of the renowned New York design firm L’Observatoire International, Descottes collaborated with architects such as Frank Gehry (Walt Disney Concert Hall, LA), Mario Botta, Jean Nouvel and OMA/Rem Koolhaas (three museums in Seoul, South Korea), and Richard Meier (Restaurant 66, New York City).
ISBN: 3832790160   Date Published on 1/30/2006
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Made of Light : The art of Light and Architecture Total Hits - 1620  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (23)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Our visual world is made of light. We light to see and to communicate. We light for security, to create mood and atmosphere, to enhance and entertain. Where natural light fails man has learned to improvise, constantly developing new technologies to illuminate art and architecture.
Our visual experience and emotional reaction to buildings is shaped by the control of light and shadow. Light is increasingly integrated into the fabric of buildings and becomes a part of the architecture.
Jonathan Speirs and Mark Major are experienced, award-winning Lighting Architects working internationally at the forefront of lighting design. This vividly illustrated book explores the influences that inspire their work. It investigates the basic properties and qualities of light, presents a sketchbook of ideas and observations, and includes an in-depth interview.
ISBN: 3764368608   Date Published on 10/1/2005
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Early 20th Century Lighting: Electric And Gas Total Hits - 1116  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (8)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Early 20th Century Lighting: Electric and Gas
ISBN: 0764316788   Date Published on 8/30/2002
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Daylighting Performance and Design Total Hits - 1079  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (8)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
A nationally recognized authority on day design shows, step-by-step, how to embrace light with architectural design. Through a hands-on look at pragmatic yet innovative solutions to creating daylighting, Ander masterfully presents case studies in a unique design-manual format that includes ample illustrations and white space for sketches and notes.
ISBN: 0471286613   Date Published on 4/1/1995
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Electric Lighting Vol. II, of the 20s & 30s (Electric Lighting of the 20's & 30's) Total Hits - 1064  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (15)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Including lamps not featured in the first volume, this book will provide use to every serious lamp collector. Aladdin, Ivanhoe, Miller, Empire, Handel, and many other manufacturers are included. All shades and bases are complete, thus making identification easy for the electric lighting enthusiast. 2004 Price Guide
ISBN: 0891454306   Date Published on 6/1/1994
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V&A Contemporary: Brilliant : Lights and Lighting Total Hits - 1057  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (5)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
This volume introduces some of the most creative names in contemporary lighting, from Ron Arad to Karim Rashid, and focuses on experimental uses of light in the designed environment. Featuring heat-resistant fabrics, "cool" light sources, and new materials that pulse and glow without the need for wires, the book also presents lighting we can sit on, sleep under, and even wear.
ISBN: 0810966204   Date Published on 3/23/2004
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Daylighting for Sustainable DesignTotal Hits - 1011  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (9)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Exciting new daylighting techniques for architectural design! Just as natural light reveals colors in a richer, truer spectrum, daylighting opens new perspectives for architectural design. Daylighting for Sustainable Design, by noted architectural thinker Mary Guzowski, gives you practical design strategies that create a brighter, greener architecture by weaving together environmental, architectonic, and humanistic factors. Daylighting encompasses sensitive land-use, energy conservation, the use of healthy materials, and waste-reduction; design, technological and mechanical factors; aesthetics and quality of life issues. This stimulating resource helps you adapt daylighting to your own work with... *color illustrations that bring techniques vividly to life *case studies that illustrate how each principle can be implemented *checklist and design approach summaries *guides to daylighting resources, manufacturers, and specialist firms
ISBN: 0070254397   Date Published on 10/11/1999
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Architecture in Detail: Elements Total Hits - 977  |  Hits Today - 1Rating:   Rating Average (11)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
Elements is the second volume in the Architecture in Detail series, which presents a collection of new projects in which the designer's ideas are evident in the minor moments of space, such as the curve of a handrail, the profile of a cabinet, the form and texture of a wall. The images feature staircases to doors and windows, all used to shape a broad variety of residential, commercial, and institutional environments. The details often challenge our perceptions of elemental form, in some cases creating fanciful hybrids of many elements in one. All are records of the enormous conceptual presence a detail can hold as well as its power to infuse architecture with effects of poetry, delicacy, tension, and surprise.
ISBN: 1592531334   Date Published on 3/1/2005
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White Rooms : The Power of White in Home Design Total Hits - 976  |  Hits Today - 0Rating:   Rating Average (19)    |  View Ratings  |  Add Your Rating
White Rooms: The Power of White in Home Design
ISBN: 0060829923   Date Published on 8/1/2006

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