Because well-designed lighting sets up a warm and welcoming atmosphere, intensifying colors, shapes, and forms, it's fundamental to any interior design scheme. From delicately glowing 1920's-style lamps to ultramodern, high-tech tracking, this inspiring visual catalogue will enlighten you on many ways to make your home shine. An introduction to the four major lighting types--ambient, accent, task, and decorative--is the starting point for developing an effective style for every room, as well as for the garden. Make use of halogen uplighters and downlighters to illuminate a large space and to focus attention on a painting. A witty, contemporary take on a dining room chandelier features multiple low-voltage capsules. Scented candles add perfume and romance to a bedroom. And the mixture of several light sources with foliage can make an outdoor passageway absolutely magical. The practical information is invaluable in helping you select from the diverse array of available lighting...and the stunning photographs are inspirational! 128 pages (all in color), 8 1/4 x 11.
Date Published 6/30/2000
Rated By: Steve VanderMeer
From: Fort Collins, CO
Comments: A feast for the eyes I really liked this book. It is full of rich full color photographs of a wide variety of lighting treatments for every room in the house and garden. The lighting styles are quite contemporary, with all the latest halogen spots, low voltage systems and lots and lots of brushed steel. Consequently the styles shown may not serve every house, and because they are so contemporary, they are not especially "timeless" designs. Nonetheless, there are lots of great ideas for lighting and highlighting the home.
Rated By: "alvaar"
Comments: Rather a lamp catalog than a Lighting Design book In a rather simplistic manner, Sian Rees? Lighting Styles focuses on different ways of lighting house areas, but falls short on the analysis of the spacial effects of light. Packed with high quality pictures, the book?s main focus is on lamps and lighting fixtures rather than the lighting and spatial quality these may provide. Well diagramed and easy to read, Lighting Styles is more of an excellent lamp catalog than a lighting design book.