Emphasizing affordable choices for the homeowner, an innovative, visual guide by an interior designer with extensive theater background features task lighting, mood lighting, night lighting, and lighting schemes for every room in the house. 20,000 first printing.
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In a somewhat scholarly manner touched by romance, British furniture designer McCloud tackles the subject of lighting--and manages to emerge the winner. Few dare take an entire book to explain this topic to laypersons, since lighting is itself a combination of science, engineering, and, many times, just plain decorating magic. But by applying each of the five illuminating types (accent, ambient, decorative, kinetic, and task) methodically to each room in a house, the author in turn brightens up a once-dull subject. Each space in the home nurtures specific work and leisure activities; McCloud's lighting schemes reflect those needs at different times of the day. A final chapter on practicalities features photographs and descriptions of virtually every lighting question under the sun, from what kind of fixture and bulb to use to how to work with an electrician. Barbara JacobsFrom Library Journal:
The owner of a lighting and furniture design company, McCloud provides an excellent, comprehensive guide to the different types of lighting (ambient, accent, task, decorative, and kinetic) as well as how to use them in every room of the house. He also explains the basics of bulbs, fixtures, and lampshades. While these areas may be addressed by other books in your collections, McCloud also considers lighting in the garden and includes a discussion of working with an electrician. The book is filled with very appealing colored illustrations. Recommended for any size library.?Barbara Bartos, St. Croix Central Elementary Sch., Roberts, Wis.
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Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0671887068
Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0671887068
Book Description Simon & Schuster, 1995. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110671887068