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 House Beautiful Lighting: Inspiring Ideas for Light Effects, from Simple to Spectacular
It’s one of a homeowner’s biggest decorating challenges: deciding what lighting will both provide the desired effect and complement the overall décor. So if you’re in the dark about how to brighten up a space, the pros at House Beautiful have many stunning solutions. You’ll learn about fixtures ranging from simple sconces and Tizio lamps to wacky kitchen treatments to grand crystal works of art, and see how light changes the look of a room. Whether you need a simple reading lamp or a way to focus dramatic attention on your favorite works of art, every photo and page is loaded with smart suggestions.
  Date Published 4/1/2002

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Rated By: Amy Hilliard
From: Glen Allen, VA
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Comments: long on beautiful short on technique
I bought this book because House Beautiful books always have gorgeous photographs, and I was hoping to learn more about lighting techniques. I am very satisfied with the former, but unhappy with the latter. For each picture they give a lighting tip, and describe the picture. However, the tips are very general, you could figure them out for yourself, and are therefore, not very informative. And, if you look at the picture you don't need the description they give. The only reason I give this book four stars is for the pictures. They are beautiful and do show different forms of light in various situations. If you like the magazine, you will like the style of the rooms shown in the book. However, if you want to learn lighting techniques, i.e. how to set up task lighting versus accent lighting, I suggest you find another book.