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!
Date Published 11/1/2002
Rated By: Amy Hilliard
From: Glen Allen, VA
Comments: Look elsewhere for useful lighting techniques This book should be titled Lighting for Luxury Homes. It would be diffficult to translate the ideas presented here into lighting technques the average reader would find useful. Although the cover looks modern, the interior decoration style represented in most of the pictures is a combination of Traditional and Classic. The photos are nice, but not particularly inspiring. Storey's other book titled Lighting is more informative than this one. I don't think this would even make a good coffee table book.
Rated By: Midwest Book Review
From: Oregon, WI
Comments: An impressive and inspiring variety of lighting effects Informatively written by architecture-trained interior designer Sally Storey, Lighting By Design is a beautifully illustrated presentation filled with full-color photography by Luke White showcasing the impressive and inspiring variety of lighting effects that can be used to add a special touch to an interior design. From using light to create mood, to the skillful use of colored lights, to making patterns with lights, as well as selecting and positioning outdoor lights suitable for gardens and roof terraces, Lighting By Design is admirable in its imagery and practical in its techniques.