Lighting: 20th-century Classics
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- 1st September 2012
- 208 pages - 240 x 170 xmm
The 20th century was a rich period of beautiful, innovative design and many classics from that era have influenced and inspired modern designers. "Lighting: 20th-Century Classics" includes more than 90 of the most desirable and iconic pendant lights, table lamps, floor and wall and ceiling designs from the last century. Organized by decade each entry comprises: a double-page spread, featuring a short essay on the classic under discussion and a photograph of that object; top tips on what to look out for when considering a purchase; a price guide in both pounds sterling and US dollars; and, key websites for further information about the piece. This book provides all the information you will need to make an informed decision when investing in a piece of classic design, whether it is a Tiffany lamp, a Poul Henningsen PH Artichoke or PH5 or a Verner Panton Moon Lamp. This gorgeous book is essential for anyone interested in style, design or interiors.
Fletcher Sibthorp, the consultant editor, is an expert on 20th-century furniture. He also served as the consultant for Collectables: 20th-Century Classics and Chairs: 20th-Century Collectables, also published by New Holland. A critically acclaimed British portrait artist, Fletcher is also the author of Passion. He lives in London. Scala Quin, the author, is a writer/editor specializing in design and literature. Her books include: Collectables: 20th-Century Classics and Chairs: 20th-Century Classics. She also co-wrote Reading on Location (with Luisa Moncada).