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2nd Edition

Lighting by Design

ISBN 9780750687683
Published November 6, 2008 by Routledge
264 Pages

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Book Description

Lighting by Design provides guidance on where to find inspiration for lighting ideas, how to plan the technical detail and how to execute the plan to create safe, effective and beautiful schemes.

Christopher Cuttle's unique three level approach uses Observation, Visualisation and Realisation as the means to achieve these aims. Cuttle is a well known figure in the UK, US and Australia and New Zealand, with a wealth of experience of both teaching and practice.

This new edition is fully updated and produced in full colour with many new diagrams and photographs. It will be immensely useful to professional and student architects, interior designers and specialist lighting designers.

Table of Contents

Part One - Observation; Visible Characteristics of Objects; Visible Characteristics of Lighting; Quantifiable Aspects of Lighting; Part Two - Visualisation; Envisioning the Concept; Concept Development; Part Three - Realisation; Delivering the Lumens; Getting the Lighting you Want; Appendices

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Christopher Cuttle


“This is an excellent book which is worthy of a second edition. It is intended to be thought-provoking and it certainly achieves that aim. One of its strengths is that it not only challenges our thinking, but it also uses mathematics to tie the ideas down."

Robert Bean, Lighting Research & Technology

On the first edition:

"A breath taking tour de force" - The International Journal of Lighting Research and Technology

"This book provides an excellent addition to the lighting design library." - Professional Lighting Design Magazine

"Anyone looking for a practical guide to architectural lighting will do well to purchase a copy of this book." - Lighting & Sound Magazine

"This is an extremely interesting book, written in a pleasing style. It makes an outstanding contribution to the subject." - Robert Bean, author of Lighting Engineering

"This book is aimed at architects, lighting designers and building services engineers with a passion for lighting. There is a lot of good stuff on visual perception" - Lighting Equipment News

"a great read... will be invaluable to serious lighting students and lighting designers."
Professor Warren Julian in 'Lighting' journal

"provides a very comprehensive overview of key lighting related topics including vision, characteristics of lighting and visual perception" - Society of Light and Lighting Newsletter

"a very successful addition to the lighting library" - Society of Light and Lighting Newsletter

"invaluable reference point for various subjects in lighting and a very interesting and useful read." - Society of Light and Lighting Newsletter