Light for Art’s Sake: Lighting for Artworks and Museum Displays

in All Books, Architecture, Art, Interior Design, Lighting Design
Serial No. LI0001#
Title for Art's Sake: Lighting for and Museum Displays
Author(s) Christopher Cuttle
Publisher Butterworth
Series Art, Design, Interior Design, Lighting Design
Year 2007
Pages 301
ISBN 0750664304
Size 20 MB
Extension HQ PDF

Conservation scientists in and galleries have a clear understanding of the damage that light can inflict on an object, but what of the designers that create to display these precious items? Light for Arts Sake provides a basis for a level of professional expertise for lighting practice in .
Rather than portraying conservation and display as having diametrically opposed objectives, the central concept is that the interaction of light and art media is the source for both the visual experience and the degradation of the artwork. Optimal solutions derive from understanding and controlling the interaction process, and the need is for the level of understanding among lighting professionals to be brought closer to that found among conservation scientists.

About the Author:
Christopher “Kit” Cuttle is currently Senior Lecturer in at the of Auckland. From 1957 he worked as a specialist lighting and advisor, and since 1976 he has been lecturing on the subject in New Zealand, the UK and the US. He holds qualifications in illumination, electrical and architecture, and has published 100 papers and articles on lighting.

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