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trace the copyright holders and we apologize in advance for any unintentional omission and would be pleased to insert the I:TABLE LAMPS 23 appropriate acknowledgment In any subsequent edition of this publ,cat Ion. AUTHORS' ACKNOWLEDGMENTS The authors wish to thank all those manufacturers and designers who answered queries and searched through their archives. 2:CEILING LAMPS 35 the supportive and professional staff at Conran Octopus and Sir Terence Conran for his personal interest and guidance. NOTE TO READER Names of objects and designers printed In roman or bold type denote that a photograph of the object or a bography i of the designer can be found elsewhere in 3:DESK LAMPS 47 the book. 4:WALL AND FLOOR LAMPS 59 BIOGRAPHIES 72 INDEX 80 6 LAMPS AND LIGHTING THE IMPORTANCE Of LIGHTING DESIGN Light fascinated artists, architects and engineers long before the invention of modern electric lighting gave them a new, unrivalled technological palette to explore in the twentieth century. Awe-struck appreciation of light's ability to define colour, texture and form, and its capacity to shape emotional response can be found in the great art, and literature, of even the earliest civilizations. From shooting stars, volcanoes and lighting to fireworks, wax candles and gas lamps - the central role of light in visual perception can be traced through the culture of centuries.
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