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Lighting Historic Buildings

Derek Phillips

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ISBN 10: 0070498644 / ISBN 13: 9780070498648
Published by McGraw-Hill, New York, 1997
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First American Edition. c.1997. Hardcover. 4to. 206pp. Illus. Fine in Fine dustjacket. Bookseller Inventory # C000021777

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Title: Lighting Historic Buildings

Publisher: McGraw-Hill, New York

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: fine

Edition: First American edition.

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Modern lighting techniques help you showcase and beautify historic buildings! Now you can design better, more efficient illumination for older structures with Lighting Historic Buildings by Derek Philips. You'll know how to incorporate modern lighting into buildings built decades--or centuries--before flourescent bulbs, TV screens, computer monitors and OSHA requirements were invented. Whether you're renovating, refurbishing or expanding an illumination system, lighting historic buildings shows you proven strategies and designs for using both natural and artificial light to achieve outstanding results. Plus, over 200 full color illustrations show you the best lighting solutions for offices, residences, churches, industrial facilities, and change-of-use properties worldwide. Uding the expert techniques you'll find in this one-of-kind resource, you'll see how to provide modern and efficient lighting designs while retaining the original beauty and integrity of historic buildings.

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The purpose of this book is first to trace the history of daylighting and other sources of light, up to the end of the 19th century to show the effect light has had on the form of buildings; and second to establish how architects and designers today should approach the lighting of historic buildings in the context of present day technology. Historic buildings form a large part of the nation's heritage, whether used for their original purpose, as might be the case of a theatre, a railway terminus or house, where some modification may be required to meet its enhanced needs, whilst retaining the integrity of the original structure; or alternatively historic buildings where the use has completely changed and it is reasonable to assume that the functional requirements of the new will outweigh the needs of the old, as might be the case of a redundant building transformed for an entirely different use such as an art gallery. There are many such conversions, and once the decision has been made to use the building in this way, it should still be possible to retain something of the original integrity of the building, without compromising the needs of the culture. This book will provide knowledge and understanding of the issue of light in buildings of past periods, whilst providing a framework of how architects should approach such buildings today in the light of modern technology.

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