A global overview of the most exciting lighting designs for interior spaces, featuring the latest interactive technologies, energy-efficient systems and otherworldly experiences
Anna Yudina is co-founder and editor-in-chief of Monitor magazine. She has curated a number of international architecture and design exhibitions, including shows on Zaha Hadid and Jakob & MacFarlane, both represented in this book. Yudina is also the author of Phase: The Architecture of Jakob & MacFarlane and Eske Rex: Silent Action.
art and science of light elegantly brought together. . . . One of
the most valuable elements of this book is that one can either read
it through or randomly open the pages and read about one of the
many creative projects that explore different aspects of Light
The color photographs of the installations are numerous and excellent, going well beyond commentary on design to reveal the many manifestations and effects of light as an element of architectural design.
This fascinating book exhibits light as an art form on a global scale... The work of architects, designers, artists, sculptors, engineers, and painters is highlighted for their permanent installations in churches, residences, public works, retail stores, etc.--even the main stairwell of Versailles--as well as for their temporal projects for arts festivals worldwide. In the age of apocalyptic climate change, this book speaks volumes about the value of art as light, both projected and immanent, of which works here boast beyond the ordinary fluorescent and iridescent that illuminate our environments