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 Recipes and Ideas: Lighting : Simple Solutions for the Home (Recipes & Ideas) At last--a comprehensive, practical reference for all your lighting needs. Recipes & Ideas: Lighting shows you how to transform any space using the elusive element of light. Organized room by room, this generously illustrated guide offers creative lighting solutions for a wide range of needs. With essential know-how, inspiration, and a dozen specific projects for solving familiar lighting problems, Recipes and Ideas: Lighting will show you how to make the small changes that can make a big difference in your home.
  Date Published 3/1/2000

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Rated By: C.S.Chung
From: Hong Kong
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Comments: Simple & Practical
I bought this book just before moving to my first owned little apartment. This is a beautiful book with many practical solutions for lighting. Well illustrated pictures with great ideas. I've applied some of the ideas to my small apartment. Besides, the beautiful pictures also provide me with some wonderful ideas for interior design. It has only 104 pages, hope there were more pages.
Rated By: Ahmed M. Elnaggar
From: Dubai, UAE
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Comments: Very Good, but no measurements
The book is great, very good script, pictures and general ideas, explaining thoroughly the concept of how lighting in a room works: using general, task and feature lighting effectively. It lacks though exact measurements for placing lights at certain distances from walls, only mentioning, for example, that distance from wall depends on height of ceiling.
Summary: good one to have.
Rated By: A reader
From: Unavailable
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Comments: Good for modern-style homes, just okay for others
This book had a good overview of lighting techniques and ideas; however, all the examples and photos were of homes decorated in a very modern style, not applicable to most people. The same principles employed in Craftsman, western, or other home styles would have been useful.
Rated By: James Preston "Jim Preston"
From: Santa Clara, CA
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Comments: Easy to understand and impliment, creative
This book is a quick read and packed with creative ideas for the homeowner and interior design students. It is not an indepth study of lighting but more of a useful handbook. The organization of the information by room brings the reader right to the point without a lot of information clutter.

I would also recommend this book to computer graphic artists who want the basics of residential lighting for their projects.