'Lightopia' Mateo Kries, Jolanthe Kugler. Vitra Design Museum, 2013.
A three-volume guide to the history and present of lighting design.
Artificial light has been one of the greatest mediums to revolutionize our environment, and different luminaires are an inseparable part of our daily lives. Lightopia comprises three separate books in a slipcase: Volume 1 consists of essays on the cultural history of light, Volume 2 presents 100 most important luminaires from the collection of the Vitra Design Museum from 1900 to today, and Volume 3 consists of interviews with lighting designers and artists who discuss the significance and possibilities of new illumination technologies.
The richly illustrated publication features works by Olafur Eliasson, Gino Sarfatti, Ingo Maurer, mischer’traxler, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Wilhelm Wagenfeld, Richard Sapper, Achille Castiglioni, Ulrike Brandi, Pieke Bergmans and many others.
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