Electrifying Design: A Century of Lighting

Electrifying Design: A Century of Lighting

Electrifying Design: A Century of Lighting

By Sarah Schleuning and Cindi Strauss

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An unprecedented survey of modern lighting design foregrounding its materials, innovators, and far-reaching influence

Offering the first comprehensive history of lighting design from the 20th and 21st centuries, Electrifying Design: A Century of Lighting explores how lighting has been integral to the development of modern design both in terms of aesthetics and technological advances. It demonstrates lighting’s central role as both an expression of and catalyst for modern and contemporary design innovations. This fascinating book outlines the critical aspects of lighting as a unique and creative artistic discipline. It examines themes such as different typologies, the quality of light, and the evolution of the bulb. A series of essays by Sarah Schleuning and Cindi Strauss showcase lighting designs from different periods and geographic locations and feature the work of significant figures, including Poul Henningsen, Ingo Maurer, and Gino Sarfatti. With over 130 illustrations of functional and sometimes fantastical designs, a historical timeline, and comprehensive artist biographies, this handsome volume expands our understanding of an understudied but effective art form.

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