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The Landscape Lighting Book. 3rd Edition

  • ID: 3984102
  • Book
  • 416 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Richly illustrated and fully updated practical guidance on every aspect of landscape lighting

LED technology offers a new light source in landscape design. In the process, it causes huge changes to the configuration of lighting fixtures. The Third Edition of The Landscape Lighting Book includes information to help guide readers on the use of LED technology. With extensive new art and photographs and changes throughout the book, this edition offers expert guidance and advice on the theory, design process, project needs, and techniques for all types of elements in landscape lighting.

This new edition stresses the importance of communication with all members of a project team, planning for guidance as changes occur, and making sure that maintenance is done regularly to keep a lighting system functioning. It covers ideas and techniques required to create a wide range of landscape lighting effects, from soft through dramatic.

Lighting, a relatively new part of landscape design, continues to evolve, and this important new edition:

  • Provides a guideline for understanding LED technology now, and what to look for in the future
  • Includes in–depth information on planning, documenting, commissioning, and maintaining projects
  • Offers a wealth of new photographs and illustrations demonstrating examples and varying approaches to the multitude of issues in landscape spaces
  • Features updated information on mesopic vision and control strategies, with a new approach to renderings that gives designers and clients a real view of how their landscape can look at night
  • Covers changes in materials and finishes, and takes a fresh look at lamps and fixtures available to make gardens live at night

The Landscape Lighting Book, Third Edition is an indispensable resource for lighting designers, landscape architects, architects, interior designers, developers, illuminating engineers, and urban planners, as well as for contractors, design–build professionals, and students in these fields.

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Prefaces xii

Acknowledgements xiv


1.Assessing Project Needs 1

2.Vision and Perception of Light 13

3.Luminous Composition 19

4.The Design Process:Documenting and Installing Landscape Lighting 33

5.Follow–up Work: Record Documents and Project Maintenance 65


6. Light Sources 87

7. Light Fixtures 105

8. Corrosion, Materials, and Finishes 137

9.Controls 155

10.Wiring 169


11.Residential Spaces 195

12. Public Spaces 205

13. Atria 211


14. Plant Materials 221

15.Garden Evolution: Changes That Affect

16. Sculptures, Architectural Structures, and Signage 267

17.Walkways and Stairs 281

18.Building Elevation Lighting 297

19.Water Features 309


Documents 322

Lighting Manufacturers Directory 349

Bibliography 357


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This incredibly detailed reference book by an experienced lighting designer can serve a dual purpose: It can help landscape architects who are working with lighting professionals to research some of the issues they need to discuss, and it can serve as a guide to landscape architects on smaller projects who will be doing lighting design themselves. This third edition has been updated to include guidance on how LED technology requires changes to the configuration of light fixtures. Sections on how to light residential and public spaces as well as specifics on how to light different plants, sculptures, walkways, and stairs make this a reference book designers should keep handy. (Landscape Architecture Magazine, November 2013)
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