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Lighting design is not a mysterious art form. It is a process. And like any process, it can be learned. Regardless of the space you are going to light . . . and regardless of the light sources available for your use, the process is always the same.—Gary Gordon

Here, at last, is the long-awaited Third Edition of the book that introduced two generations of architects and designers to the principles and practice of interior lighting design. This classic primer continues to be popular because it provides readers with a solid conceptual foundation upon which to build and refine their lighting design skills. Mirroring the teaching philosophy that has been so successful at the prestigious Parsons School of Design, it trains readers in a rational approach to the design process as a whole—an approach that has been proven to work for the lighting of any space, whether it be a gallery, office building, restaurant, or school.

While the emphasis is on universal principles, the author also focuses on essential nuts-and-bolts details. Writing in a clear, eloquent, highly accessible style, veteran lighting designer Gary Gordon defines relevant lighting terms; describes lamps, lighting systems, and techniques; delineates key technical aspects of control and integration and the strategic use of daylight; and explores the complex principles of light perception, brightness, contrast, and color. With the help of numerous real-life examples and hundreds of exquisite photographs and professional line drawings, he brings all of the ideas discussed into sharp focus.

In its incredible capacity for creating beauty and enhancing the quality of life of all within an inhabited space, lighting design is one of the most powerful tools in any architect's or designer's toolkit. Let Interior Lighting for Designers, Third Edition show you how to use that valuable tool to its fullest.

Achieve your design objectives with the book that introduced two generations of architects and designers to the principles of interior lighting.

Working from the premise that lighting design is not a mysterious art form, but a rational process that can be learned, lighting design professional Gary Gordon schools readers in an approach to the design process that can be applied to the lighting of virtually any architectural space. In addition to providing a sound conceptual foundation upon which to build and refine their lighting design skills, he offers detailed nuts-and-bolts guidance to every phase of the design process.

Revised and expanded to cover the many technical advances that have occurred in the field over the past decade, this latest edition of the celebrated classic will serve as an invaluable reference for both students and design professionals.

  • Defines lighting terms and describes tools, equipment, and light sources
  • Features in-depth discussions of control, integration, and the strategic use of daylight
  • Explores the complex principles of light perception, brightness, contrast, and color
  • Makes all of the ideas discussed crystal clear with many real-life examples and hundreds of fine photographs and line drawings

Book News Annotation:

Where previous editions focused on the mechanics of producing light, this one emphasizes an architectural approach to the design of light. Its basic tenet is that lighting design is a methodical procedure, not a mysterious art form. Written to serve both as a textbook for architecture and design students and as a manual for professionals, it covers perception, psychology, color, electricity, and photometrics. Includes b&w illustrations, 21 color plates examining the mechanics of the color spectrum, and an 18-table appendix.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

"Lighting design is not a mysterious art form. It is a process. And like any process, it can be learned. Regardless of the space you are going to light … and regardless of the light sources available for your use, the process is always the same." —Gary Gordon Here, at last, is the long-awaited Third Edition of the book that introduced two generations of architects and designers to the principles and practice of interior lighting design. This classic primer continues to be popular because it provides readers with a solid conceptual foundation upon which to build and refine their lighting design skills. Mirroring the teaching philosophy that has been so successful at the prestigious Parsons School of Design, it trains readers in a rational approach to the design process as a whole—an approach that has been proven to work for the lighting of any space, whether it be a gallery, office building, restaurant, or school. While the emphasis is on universal principles, the author also focuses on essential nuts-and-bolts details. Writing in a clear, eloquent, highly accessible style, veteran lighting designer Gary Gordon defines relevant lighting terms; describes lamps, lighting systems, and techniques; delineates key technical aspects of control and integration and the strategic use of daylight; and explores the complex principles of light perception, brightness, contrast, and color. With the help of numerous real-life examples and hundreds of exquisite photographs and professional line drawings, he brings all of the ideas discussed into sharp focus. In its incredible capacity for creating beauty and enhancing the quality of life of all within an inhabited space, lighting design is one of the most powerful tools in any architect’s or designer’s toolkit. Let Interior Lighting for Designers, Third Edition show you how to use that valuable tool to its fullest.

Synopsis:

The revised edition of the highly successful, seminal book that has introduced generations of architects and designers to the principles of lighting

Written by one of the world’s masters of architectural lighting design, Interior Lighting for Designers, Fourth Edition clearly and concisely describes the same steps in the lighting design process that a professional follows in practice.

Working from the premise that lighting design is a rational process, author Gary Gordon provides a solid conceptual foundation based on the conviction that the lighting condition of interiors has enormous emotional impact on people. With an emphasis on designing light, tools and techniques for every phase of his process are presented as a means to achieve the optimal design.

New features in this edition include:

  • Thorough examinations of the latest advances in lighting technology and practice
  • The newest light sources, fixtures, and systems
  • More than 250 illustrations, photographs, and color plates

Learn the importance of how objects and surfaces receive light–Gary Gordon’s guiding principle–and develop the skills to design comfortable environments that encourage productivity and well-being, without an overt display of lighting technique.

Brimming with theory and technical information, Interior Lighting for Designers, Fourth Edition is an invaluable reference for both students and design professionals.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 261-263) and index.

About the Author

GARY GORDON, FIES, FIALD, LC, founder and Principal Lighting Designer of Gary Gordon LLC, has designed lighting systems for more than one thousand corporate, institutional, residential, and retail projects. He has taught graduate and undergraduate courses at the Lighting Institute at Parsons School of Design in New York, where he helped to develop the Parsons Graduate Lighting Design Program. As three-term president of the National Council on Qualifications for the Lighting Professions (NCQLP), he established the first national certification program for lighting professionals.

Table of Contents

'Preface to the Fourth Edition.

Acknowledgments.

Introduction.

1. Perception.

Visible Light.

The Eye.

The Brain.

Brightness Perception.

Color Perception.

The Sense of Sight.

2. Psychology.

Emotional Impact.

Degrees of Stimulation.

Degrees of Brightness Contrast.

The Three Elements of Light.

Subjective Impressions.

Variation.

3. Brightness.

Direction and Distribution of Light.

Surface Finishes and Reflectances.

Three-Dimensional Form.

Glare and Sparkle.

4. Color.

Color Temperature.

Color Rendering.

Subjective Impressions.

Surface Finishes and Color of Light.

5. Daylight.

Daylight Design.

Shading Devices.

Glazing Materials.

Quantity.

Energy Control.

6. Incandescent Lamps.

Lamp Bases.

Filaments.

Light Output.

Lamp Types.

Tungsten-Halogen Lamps.

Low-Voltage Lamps.

Colored Light.

7. Discharge Lamps.

Fluorescent Lamps.

High-Intensity Discharge (HID) Lamps.

Low-Pressure Sodium (LPS) Lamps.

8. Auxiliary Equipment.

Transformers.

Ballasts.

9. Light Control.

Reflection.

Transmission.

Refraction.

Glare Control.

10. Photometrics.

Measurement of Light.

Recommended Illuminance Values.

Illuminance Calculations.

Surface Reflectance.

11. Electricity.

Principles of Electricity.

Switch Control.

Dimming Control.

Central Lighting Control Systems.

12. Luminaires.

Housings.

Light and Glare Control.

13 Design.

Visual Clarity.

Architectural Surfaces.

Task Lighting.

Ambient Lighting.

Lighting Art.

Balance of Brightness.

Energy-Effective Design.

Integrating Light and Architecture.

Appendix.

References.

Credits.

Glossary.

Index.\n

'

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471509707
Author:
Nuckolls, James L.
Author:
Gordon, Gary
Author:
Gordon
Publisher:
Wiley
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Interior Design
Subject:
Environmental engineering
Subject:
Interior Design - Lighting
Subject:
Lighting, architectural and decorative
Subject:
Electric lighting
Subject:
Interior Design - General
Copyright:
Edition Number:
3rd ed.
Series Volume:
no. I-106
Publication Date:
20030128
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
300
Dimensions:
9.55x8.51x.86 in. 2.08 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "Lighting design is not a mysterious art form. It is a process. And like any process, it can be learned. Regardless of the space you are going to light … and regardless of the light sources available for your use, the process is always the same." —Gary Gordon Here, at last, is the long-awaited Third Edition of the book that introduced two generations of architects and designers to the principles and practice of interior lighting design. This classic primer continues to be popular because it provides readers with a solid conceptual foundation upon which to build and refine their lighting design skills. Mirroring the teaching philosophy that has been so successful at the prestigious Parsons School of Design, it trains readers in a rational approach to the design process as a whole—an approach that has been proven to work for the lighting of any space, whether it be a gallery, office building, restaurant, or school. While the emphasis is on universal principles, the author also focuses on essential nuts-and-bolts details. Writing in a clear, eloquent, highly accessible style, veteran lighting designer Gary Gordon defines relevant lighting terms; describes lamps, lighting systems, and techniques; delineates key technical aspects of control and integration and the strategic use of daylight; and explores the complex principles of light perception, brightness, contrast, and color. With the help of numerous real-life examples and hundreds of exquisite photographs and professional line drawings, he brings all of the ideas discussed into sharp focus. In its incredible capacity for creating beauty and enhancing the quality of life of all within an inhabited space, lighting design is one of the most powerful tools in any architect’s or designer’s toolkit. Let Interior Lighting for Designers, Third Edition show you how to use that valuable tool to its fullest.
"Synopsis" by , The revised edition of the highly successful, seminal book that has introduced generations of architects and designers to the principles of lighting

Written by one of the world’s masters of architectural lighting design, Interior Lighting for Designers, Fourth Edition clearly and concisely describes the same steps in the lighting design process that a professional follows in practice.

Working from the premise that lighting design is a rational process, author Gary Gordon provides a solid conceptual foundation based on the conviction that the lighting condition of interiors has enormous emotional impact on people. With an emphasis on designing light, tools and techniques for every phase of his process are presented as a means to achieve the optimal design.

New features in this edition include:

  • Thorough examinations of the latest advances in lighting technology and practice
  • The newest light sources, fixtures, and systems
  • More than 250 illustrations, photographs, and color plates

Learn the importance of how objects and surfaces receive light–Gary Gordon’s guiding principle–and develop the skills to design comfortable environments that encourage productivity and well-being, without an overt display of lighting technique.

Brimming with theory and technical information, Interior Lighting for Designers, Fourth Edition is an invaluable reference for both students and design professionals.

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