Hardcover: 256 pages
Publisher: The Monacelli Press; First Edition edition (September 29, 2009)
Product Dimensions: 10.6 x 1.2 x 11.3 inches
Shipping Weight: 4.2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
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Filled with wonderful examples of how natural light can transform space. Unfortunately there is little technical discussion that deals with the theory of day-lighting and other uses of light. Very little has been written about the use of light in Architecture, so this is a welcome "coffee table" book that might get more designers interested in the possibilities.
I have several books by the author, who expands again, here, on his continuing interest in the effects of light and its contribution to architecture and the senses. While the images are interesting and provocative, I feel that some of his other work--with a particular theme--on Shaker or Japanese buildings held my interest. Photographs, as always, are beautiful.
As described, really happy with the purchase.
Poetic and inspiring.
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