1000 Lights: 1878-1959

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Taschen, 2005 - Architecture - 575 pages
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Designed to be a companion to the classic title 1000 Chairs, this two-volume edition contains an awesome selection of over 1200 lights. Presented chronologically by decade are history's most interesting electric lights, from Edison's first light bulb to Tiffany's beautiful leaded glass shades to completely outrageous designs from the late 1960s and 1970s to the latest high-tech LED lamps. All major styles will be represented: Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Modern Movement, De Stijl, Postwar, Pop, Radical, Post-Modern and Contemporary.

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Charlotte Fiell is a leading design historian who has written numerous bestselling books on all aspects of design, from industrial products to graphic communications. She studied at the British Institute in Florence and at Camberwell College of Arts, London, where she received a BA(Hons) in the History of Drawing and Printmaking with Material Science. She later trained at Sotheby's Institute, also in London.

Charlotte and Peter Fiell are leading authorities on twentieth and twenty-first century design and have written and edited over 30 internationally bestselling books on the subject.