Architecture of the Night The Illuminated Building. With essays by Kermitt Swiler Champa, Dietrich Neumann, Werner Oechslin and Mary Woods.
238pp many illustrations throughout. 4to boards with illustrated dw. Slight chip to a corner of the wrapper else very good indeed. This is an in-depth and illustrated account of the history of architectural illumination in American and European cities. It provides an historical survey of architectural lighting throughout the 20th century and then examines the cultural, social and artistic issues surrounding methods. During the 1920s and 30s architectural floodlighting was almost considered an essential for public buildings, considered an essentially modern abstract art form that crossed the boundaries between film, architecture and painting.