Interior Lighting for Designers / Edition 4

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Here, at last, is the long-awaited Third Edition of the book that introduced two generations of architects and designers to the principles and practice of interior lighting design. This classic primer continues to be popular because it provides readers with a solid conceptual foundation upon which to build and refine their lighting design skills. Mirroring the teaching philosophy that has been so successful at the prestigious Parsons School of Design, it trains readers in a rational approach to the design process as a whole - an approach that has been proven to work for the lighting of any space, whether it be a gallery, office building, restaurant, or school. While the emphasis is on universal principles, the author also focuses on essential nuts-and-bolts details. Writing in a clear, eloquent, highly accessible style, veteran lighting designer Gary Gordon defines relevant lighting terms; describes lamps, lighting systems, and techniques; delineates key technical aspects of control and integration and the strategic use of daylight; and explores the complex principles of light perception, brightness, contrast, and color. With the help of numerous real-life examples and hundreds of exquisite photographs and professional line drawings, he brings all of the ideas discussed into sharp focus.
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Where previous editions focused on the mechanics of producing light, this one emphasizes an architectural approach to the design of light. Its basic tenet is that lighting design is a methodical procedure, not a mysterious art form. Written to serve both as a textbook for architecture and design students and as a manual for professionals, it covers perception, psychology, color, electricity, and photometrics. Includes b&w illustrations, 21 color plates examining the mechanics of the color spectrum, and an 18-table appendix. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471441182
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 1/28/2003
  • Edition description: REV
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 904,033
  • Product dimensions: 8.17 (w) x 10.14 (h) x 0.96 (d)

Meet the Author

GARY GORDON, FIES, FIALD, LC, founder and Principal Lighting Designer of Gary Gordon LLC, has designed lighting systems for more than one thousand corporate, institutional, residential, and retail projects. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at the Lighting Institute at Parsons School of Design in New York, where he helped to develop the Parsons Graduate Lighting Design Program. As three-term president of the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP), he established the first national certification program for lighting professionals.

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Table of Contents

1. Perception.

2. Psychology.

3. Brightness.

4. Color.

5. Daylight.

6. Incandescent Lamps.

7. Discharge Lamps.

8. Auxiliary Equipment.

9. Light Control.

10. Photometrics.

11. Electricity.

12. Luminaires.

13. Design.

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