Light for Art's Sake: Lighting for Artworks and Museum Displays
Conservation scientists in museums and galleries have a clear understanding of the damage that light can inflict on an object, but what of the designers that create exhibitions to display these precious items? Light for Arts Sake provides a basis for a level of professional expertise for lighting practice in museums.
Rather than portraying conservation and display as having diametrically opposed objectives, the central concept is that the interaction of light and art media is the source for both the visual experience and the degradation of the artwork. Optimal solutions derive from understanding and controlling the interaction process, and the need is for the level of understanding among lighting professionals to be brought closer to that found among conservation scientists.
* Considers the conservation needs of an object in the context of the lighting design process
* Includes philosophical, conservation, and practical aspects of lighting design for museums and galleries
* Useful appendices provide details for easy access to materials and services discussed in the text
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1 A philosophy for the presentation of art
2 Revealing visual attributes
3 Lightinduced damage to objects
4 Daylighting typologies
5 Daylighting controls
6 Electric lighting typologies
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