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Architectural Lighting Design

Architectural Lighting Design
Author: Gary Steffy
ISBN 13: 9780470112496
ISBN 10: 470112492
Edition: 3
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2008-07-28
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 368
List Price: $95.00

The definitive, holistic guide to transforming space with light

There are no shortcuts to designing beautiful and effective architectural lighting. Lighting is both an art and a science that impacts occupants' health and well-being, the Earth's resources, a project's cost, and user satisfaction in the built environment. If you are serious about lighting, Architectural Lighting Design, Third Edition is the one source for all the technical skills, aesthetic fundamentals, and practical knowledge you need to design efficient, sustainable interior and exterior lighting for every type of building.

Expanding on the depth and breadth of previous editions, this Third Edition boasts more than one-quarter new material, including new discussions about sustainability, lighting details, and the assessment of manufacturers' product data.

This richly visual, easy-reference learning tool ramps up the wattage of its coverage with:

  • More than 220 black-and-white photographs, which expand and improve the visual repertoire
  • New, in-depth coverage of daylighting, controls, and lamping strategies for more sustainable lighting solutions
  • An attractive revamped design and content structure for easier access
  • Guidance on criteria, design concepts, and details
  • An accompanying Web site with additional information and color application photos


The new edition of a textbook devoted to lighting design for buildings. After discussing the nature of light and the way that it interacts with the built environment, the rest of the text essentially follows the phasing of most projects' design efforts—defining scope, programming, schematic design, design development, contract documents, and construction administration. The treatment of design development is broken up into chapters on daylighting, lamps, luminaires, controls, and design tools. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)