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Introduction

  • Jeremy Myerson
  • Sylvia Katz
Part of the Conran Design Guides book series (CDG)

Abstract

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.

Keywords

Industrial Design Lighting Design Electric Lamp Modern Movement Shoot Star 
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© Jeremy Myerson and Sylvia Katz 1990

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeremy Myerson
  • Sylvia Katz

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