Berlin: Hermann Reckendorf, 1928. First edition. Hardcover. Quarto. 60pp., 79pp of photographic plates. Original blue cloth with orange typography on cover, protected by modern mylar. Black top edge and endpapers. Publisher's devices on title page and verso of half-title. Sixth volume of the series Bücher der Form."
This volume elaborates on technical aspects of lighting considering architectural requirements. Originally planned to tackle a wider scope, including lighting for ships, healing lamps, theater lighting and other fields, the editors decided to focus on practical aspects of lighting. Therefore the technical aspect needed to be in the foreground but the design of light in architectural settings was not overlooked. The volume offers six essays on the basics of lighting techniques, the design of luminaries, light in architectural design, with city planning and luminary advertising signage presented in three additional essays.
The text is illustrated with b/w technical drawings followed by an extensive section with b/w photographs of modern light fixtures, including Bauhaus designs, and lighting accessories as well as their application in architectural settings. e.g. movie theaters, high risers, retail locations, neon advertising and the lighting of palaces, churches, etc. Text in German. Binding with light wear and sunning along edges. Text block lightly age-toned. Very good condition. Item #48451