Lighting by Design (Decor Best-Sellers)  by Sally Storey, Luke White (Author)

While it may be easy to visualize fabrics from swatches and large samples, lighting is much more complex. One cannot touch or feel it, yet it is all around and responsible for what we see. Lighting by Design takes an imaginative and creative look at the potential of creating and using light both inside and outside the home.

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Book Description
While it may be easy to visualize fabrics from swatches and large samples, lighting is much more complex. One cannot touch or feel it, yet it is all around and responsible for what we see. Lighting by Design takes an imaginative and creative look at the potential of creating and using light both inside and outside the home. Since skillful lighting is the balance between light and shade, the book begins with a discussion on the nature of light and the interplay of light and shadow on buildings inside and out. It demonstrates unique ways to become creative with light within the home to achieve varying effects from calm softness to theatrical drama. Lighting by Design also offers a comprehensive overview on outdoor lighting; entrances and exits; roof terraces and decks; and even special topics, such as topiaries, swimming pools, and statues. What's more, it also includes timeless advice for using colored light, patterns, and focus, and demonstrates ways to use lighting to blend garden and interior dimensions into a unified whole. Magnificent full-color photography specially commissioned for this extraordinary reference details amazing before-and-after effects and creative ways of using daylight and artificial light to create new moods. Also included are scores of inspirational photos that feature the interiors of such well-known designers as Jonathan Reed, Mary Fox Linton, Nina Campbell, and Tricia Guild. Packed with elegant ideas, superb examples, and imaginative suggestions for creating a dramatic and changing environment, Lighting by Design offers a brand- new and innovative perspective on outdoor and indoor decor!

About the Author
Salley Storey is an award-winning architect specializing in lighting design. Her design projects and lecturing schedule take her around the world. She lives in London, England.