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How to Light a historic interior appropriately—or create a realistic period look—can be a perplexing problem. Few people want to return to the days when light came mainly from candles, kerosene, gas or available sunlight. But acceptable ways of re-creating old lighting do exist, and Lighting for Historic Buildings shows how to find them. This invaluable guide provides both a history of lighting in America and a catalog of 481 suitable reproductions available today. Noted historian Roger Moss shows how interiors from the 1620s to the 1930s can be well lighted yet still maintain their character. Reproductions are organized by lighting source (candles, burning fluids, kerosene, gas and electricity) and fixture type (chandeliers, wall brackets and hall lights). Also included are chapters on street lighting and specialty items, a glossary and a reading list.

Synopsis:

How to Light a historic interior appropriately--or create a realistic period look--can be a perplexing problem. Few people want to return to the days when light came mainly from candles, kerosene, gas or available sunlight. But acceptable ways of re-creating old lighting do exist, and Lighting for Historic Buildings shows how to find them. This invaluable guide provides both a history of lighting in America and a catalog of 481 suitable reproductions available today. Noted historian Roger Moss shows how interiors from the 1620s to the 1930s can be well lighted yet still maintain their character. Reproductions are organized by lighting source (candles, burning fluids, kerosene, gas and electricity) and fixture type (chandeliers, wall brackets and hall lights). Also included are chapters on street lighting and specialty items, a glossary and a reading list.

Table of Contents

Lighting for Historic Buildings.

Candleholders: 1620 to 1850.

Whale-Oil, Lard-Oil and Burning-Fluid Fixtures: 1783 to 1859.

Kerosene Fixtures: 1854 to 1934.

Gas Lighting: 1817 to 1907.

Electric Lighting: 1879 to 1930.

Specialty Items and Services.

Street Lighting.

Appendix.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780471143994
Author:
Moss, Rober W.
Author:
Moss, Roger W.
Author:
Moss, Rober W.
Author:
Moss
Author:
Moss, Joel
Publisher:
John Wiley & Sons
Location:
Washington, D.C. :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Decoration & Ornament
Subject:
House and home
Subject:
Lighting, architectural and decorative
Subject:
Design - Furniture
Subject:
Historic buildings
Subject:
Historic buildings -- Lighting -- Catalogs.
Subject:
Furniture
Subject:
Historic preservation
Subject:
General-General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references p. 185-188.
Series:
Historic Interiors Series For Historic Buildings
Series Volume:
3
Publication Date:
August 1988
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
9.50x6.41x.51 in. .90 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , How to Light a historic interior appropriately--or create a realistic period look--can be a perplexing problem. Few people want to return to the days when light came mainly from candles, kerosene, gas or available sunlight. But acceptable ways of re-creating old lighting do exist, and Lighting for Historic Buildings shows how to find them. This invaluable guide provides both a history of lighting in America and a catalog of 481 suitable reproductions available today. Noted historian Roger Moss shows how interiors from the 1620s to the 1930s can be well lighted yet still maintain their character. Reproductions are organized by lighting source (candles, burning fluids, kerosene, gas and electricity) and fixture type (chandeliers, wall brackets and hall lights). Also included are chapters on street lighting and specialty items, a glossary and a reading list.
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