Lightopia - Son of Rand
Lightopia - Son of Rand
Lightopia - Son of Rand
Lightopia - Son of Rand
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Lightopia

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An investigation into the development of light design within a broad cultural and historical context

Lightopia investigates the development of light design, taking a novel perspective by placing the current paradigm shift in the larger context of cultural history. The starting point for the book is the Vitra Design Museum's extensive, never before seen lighting collection, from which particularly rare and important pieces are reproduced here--by designers such as Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier, Achille Castiglioni and Gino Sarfatti. Parallel to these works, contemporary examples from the fields of design and art explore the current developments and transitions in light design: from new illumination concepts and innovative light designs to dynamic urban street lighting and energy efficient multifunctional (media) facades up to art installations and light experiments. Lightopia looks at natural phenomena and new technologies as well as exploring the fundamental emotional power of light. The spectrum of works surveyed extends from light objects inter alia by Troika and Mischer Traxler up to installations by Olafur Eliasson. These art and design objects are juxtaposed with exhibits from different cultural-historical contexts, which all allude to light's various symbolic connotations and speak of people's ongoing fascination with light throughout the ages.

1.7" H x 11.5" L x 8.7" W (5.0 lbs) 300 pages

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The Vitra Design Museum numbers among the world's leading museums of design. It is dedicated to the research and presentation of design, past and present, and examines design's relationship to architecture, art and everyday culture. In the main museum building by Frank Gehry, the museum annually mounts two major temporary exhibitions, among them major solo retrospectives such as »An Eames Celebration« (2017) on designers Charles and Ray Eames, »Alexander Girard. A Designer's Universe« (2016) or Alvar Aalto (2014), as well as major exhibitions such as »Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine« (2017), »The Bauhaus #itsalldesign« (2015) or »Lightopia« (2013).

Lightopia - Son of Rand
Lightopia - Son of Rand
Lightopia - Son of Rand
Lightopia - Son of Rand
Artbook

Lightopia

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An investigation into the development of light design within a broad cultural and historical context

Lightopia investigates the development of light design, taking a novel perspective by placing the current paradigm shift in the larger context of cultural history. The starting point for the book is the Vitra Design Museum's extensive, never before seen lighting collection, from which particularly rare and important pieces are reproduced here--by designers such as Charlotte Perriand, Le Corbusier, Achille Castiglioni and Gino Sarfatti. Parallel to these works, contemporary examples from the fields of design and art explore the current developments and transitions in light design: from new illumination concepts and innovative light designs to dynamic urban street lighting and energy efficient multifunctional (media) facades up to art installations and light experiments. Lightopia looks at natural phenomena and new technologies as well as exploring the fundamental emotional power of light. The spectrum of works surveyed extends from light objects inter alia by Troika and Mischer Traxler up to installations by Olafur Eliasson. These art and design objects are juxtaposed with exhibits from different cultural-historical contexts, which all allude to light's various symbolic connotations and speak of people's ongoing fascination with light throughout the ages.

1.7" H x 11.5" L x 8.7" W (5.0 lbs) 300 pages

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about the designer

The Vitra Design Museum numbers among the world's leading museums of design. It is dedicated to the research and presentation of design, past and present, and examines design's relationship to architecture, art and everyday culture. In the main museum building by Frank Gehry, the museum annually mounts two major temporary exhibitions, among them major solo retrospectives such as »An Eames Celebration« (2017) on designers Charles and Ray Eames, »Alexander Girard. A Designer's Universe« (2016) or Alvar Aalto (2014), as well as major exhibitions such as »Hello, Robot. Design between Human and Machine« (2017), »The Bauhaus #itsalldesign« (2015) or »Lightopia« (2013).

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