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Lighting and Daylighting

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Lighting & Daylighting (Books)


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Note: Explore these databases independently since OneSearch does NOT include Home Furnishings Retailers Database - Chain Store Guide, Materials Connexion and WGSN - Lifestyle & Interiors

Lighting Subject Terms

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Be aware that searching for "illumination" provides results related to typography and illumination (illustrations) in books and manuscripts as well as lighting.

"Lighting" as a subject specifically pertains to light in the built environment of interior design and architecture.

"Light in Art" as a subject provides titles for light used in visual media (stage, paintings, exhibitions, illustrations, moving images, etc.).

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Discussions on Lighting

Lighting Articles in Magazines (Databases)

History of Lighting

E.F. Caldwell Antique Lighting (Waldorf Astoria)     Caldwell Lighting -- Waldorf Astoria Hotel

Waldorf Astoria Hotel (NYC); Large Binder 27, Page 5; Brackets and Lanterns; SIL-LB027005, and Large Binder 30 Page 31; Ceiling Fixtures; SIL-LB030031 (Smithsonian Libraries » Digital Collections » Shedding Light on New York - Edward F. Caldwell & Co.)

Magazines on Lighting (Online)

Professional Lighting Organizations

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