Hardback240 PagesSize: 250 × 190 mm
100 B&W illustrations
ISBN: 9781848222533Publication: January 11, 2019

Library of Light

Encounters with Artists and Designers

Jo Joelson


£45.00 GBP

Available for preorder: this book will be shipped on its publication date of January 11, 2019

  • Beautifully illustrated with photographs, this is the first truly interdisciplinary book on
    using light as a creative medium 
  • Sets the contemporary artists and designers within a historical context and examines key
    innovations and evolving techniques across the performing arts, fine art, design, architecture and the built environment 
  • 24 insightful interviews with leading artists and designers on process and methodologies


Bringing together established and emerging practitioners who work with the medium of light, as material or subject, this book communicates the ways in which each practitioner extends the language of light and provides insights into the creative process. Structured around four thematic essays – Political Light, Mediating Light, Performance Light and Absent Light – which examines its impact on our cultural history and the role it plays in the new frontiers of art,
design and technology.

The contributors have been chosen for their range of work across disciplines, with a focus on practice. They include early pioneers and innovators of light, as well as practitioners from theatre, music, performance, fine art, film, public art, holography, digital media, architecture,
and the built environment, together with curators, producers and other experts.

Beautifully illustrated with colour photographs, the book includes conversations with David Batchelor, Rana Begum, Robin Bell, Anne Bean, Jason Bruges, Laura Buckley, Paule Constable, Ernest Edmonds, Angus Farquhar (NVA), Rick Fisher, Susan Gamble, Jon Hendricks, Susan Hiller, ISO Studio, Cliff Lauson, Chris Levine, Liliane Lijn, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Manu Luksch, Mark Major (Speirs & Major), Michael Hulls & Russell Maliphant, Helen Marriage, Anthony McCall, Gustav Metzger, Haroon Mirza, Yoko Ono, Katie Paterson, Andrew Pepper, Mark Titchner, Andi Watson, Michael Wenyon, Richard Wilson.

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