Interior Lighting, Fourth Edition  by Gary Gordon (Author)

The inspired illumination of any given space can amplify its aesthetic impact and take it from the pedestrian to the sublime. And, for years, this excellent reference has guided architects and designers in the achievement of lighting artistry.

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Book Description
The inspired illumination of any given space can amplify its aesthetic impact and take it from the pedestrian to the sublime. And, for years, this excellent reference has guided architects and designers in the achievement of lighting artistry. Enhanced with more than one hundred new illustrations, Interior Lighting for Designers, 4th Edition takes readers step-by-step through the lighting design process as it covers lighting terminology, perception, general design strategies, and much more.

Revised to address recent advances in lighting technology and practice, this edition also covers new equipment as well as revised specifications for existing equipment. Color photos of various design applications beautifully illustrate project concepts. Little wonder that this work has been identified as one of the "key preparation references" for design professionals facing their Lighting Certified examination.

Book Info
Clearly and concisely describes the steps in the lighting design process that a professional follows in practice. This revised edition introduces generations of architects and designers to the principles of lighting.

The publisher, John Wiley & Sons
The material in this edition has been arranged in the sequence which a lighting firm would follow. Reorganized to focus on the creative aspects of lighting design, equipment, components and substances used. Illustrations have been updated and raised to a consistent level and style of quality. Includes a vocabulary of lighting terms and a review of lighting resources, luminaires and controls. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

Inside Flap Copy
"Lighting design is not a mysterious art form. It is a process. And like any process, it can be learned. Regardless of the space you are going to light … and regardless of the light sources available for your use, the process is always the same." —Gary Gordon 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. In its incredible capacity for creating beauty and enhancing the quality of life of all within an inhabited space, lighting design is one of the most powerful tools in any architect’s or designer’s toolkit. Let Interior Lighting for Designers, Third Edition show you how to use that valuable tool to its fullest. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

From the Back Cover
The revised edition of the highly successful, seminal book that has introduced generations of architects and designers to the principles of lighting

Written by one of the world’s masters of architectural lighting design, Interior Lighting for Designers, Fourth Edition clearly and concisely describes the same steps in the lighting design process that a professional follows in practice.

Working from the premise that lighting design is a rational process, author Gary Gordon provides a solid conceptual foundation based on the conviction that the lighting condition of interiors has enormous emotional impact on people. With an emphasis on designing light, tools and techniques for every phase of his process are presented as a means to achieve the optimal design.

New features in this edition include:

    * Thorough examinations of the latest advances in lighting technology and practice
    * The newest light sources, fixtures, and systems
    * More than 250 illustrations, photographs, and color plates

Learn the importance of how objects and surfaces receive light–Gary Gordon’s guiding principle–and develop the skills to design comfortable environments that encourage productivity and well-being, without an overt display of lighting technique.

Brimming with theory and technical information, Interior Lighting for Designers, Fourth Edition is an invaluable reference for both students and design professionals.

About 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.