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Light Revealing Architecture Marietta S. Millet The emotional andphysiological impact of lighting has become one of the leadingissues in today’s design professions. In Light RevealingArchitecture, nationally recognized authority Marietta Millet goesbeyond fixtures and hardware, lumens and light bulbs to explore thetimeless principles of lighting, as evidenced in architecture, byusing examples ranging from ancient to contemporary buildings.Using over 400 illustrations — plans, sections, diagrams, andphotos — Millet shows how specific lighting effects areachieved from an architectural approach. She does this whileexamining the meaning of light in relation to those inhabiting thespace. In this groundbreaking book, Millet bridges gaps thatcurrently exist between how architecture is taught in schools andwhat methods are practiced in the profession. She deftly examinesthe relationships among:

  • qualitative and quantitative aspects of lighting
  • the complementary use of daylighting and electric lighting
  • poetic and practical approaches to lighting
In each of four fascinating chapters, Millet explores a separateaspect of light:
  • In "Light Revealing Experience" she looks at ways in whichlight connects us to climate, time, and specific places andactivities (such as reading).
  • In "Light Revealing Form" Millet discusses the formal,material, and structural aspects of buildings as they are revealedin light.
  • In "Light Revealing Space" the author explores the ways inwhich light defines the boundary between inside and outside,affects spatial definition, and provides orientation.
  • In "Light Revealing Meaning" Millet considers the conceptualside of light: contemplative light, theatrical light, metaphoricallight, symbolic light, and divine light.
Each chapter ends with an in-depth look at one exemplary buildingthat illustrates significant issues discussed in the chapter. Itsinnovative, up-to-the-minute approach makes Light RevealingArchitecture an indispensable tool. It will inspire practicingprofessionals, stimulate students, and provoke discussions foryears to come.
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Editorial Reviews

An architectural approach to lighting blending aesthetic theory with practical implementation. Millet architecture, U. of Washington explores how light connects us to climate, time, activities; the formal, material, and structural aspects of buildings revealed by their use of light; the spatial definition between inside and outside; and the contemplative, theatrical, and metaphorical uses of light. Each of these discussions is fully illustrated with plans, sections, diagrams, and color photographs of buildings that exemplify the topic. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471286448
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 3/28/1996
  • Series: Architecture Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Product dimensions: 8.88 (w) x 11.24 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

About the Author Marietta S. Millet is an associate professor of Architecture at the University of Washington in Seattle. She has lectured widely, has been a visiting professor at several schools, and has also held the Frederick Charles Baker Distinguished Chair in Lighting in the Department of Architecture at the University of Oregon. She is a partner in Loveland/Millet Lighting Consultants. Ms. Millet holds a Masters of Architecture degree from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and has received numerous awards for her work.

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Table of Contents

Light Revealing Experience.

Light Revealing Form.

Light Revealing Space.

Light Revealing Meaning.


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