Brilliant (V & A Contemporary Series): Lights and Lighting

Overview

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.Author Bio: Jane Pavitt is the University of Brighton Senior Research Fellow in Product Design at the V&A. She curated Brilliant, the ...
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Overview

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.Author Bio: Jane Pavitt is the University of Brighton Senior Research Fellow in Product Design at the V&A. She curated Brilliant, the V&A's first-ever lighting exhibition.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780810966208
  • Publisher: Abrams, Harry N., Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/15/2004
  • Series: Contemporary Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Sales rank: 1,189,609
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 8.25 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 4
Series Foreword 5
Introduction: Brilliant Things 6
On Light Bulbs and Lampshades 26
Archetype 36
Found 66
Fabric 86
Further Research 124
Notes 125
Index 126
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