Hardback240 PagesSize: 250 × 190 mm
175 colour illustrations
ISBN: 9781848222533

Library of Light

Encounters with Artists and Designers

Jo Joelson



  • Beautifully illustrated with colour 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 
  • Includes 25 insightful interviews with leading artists and designers on process and methodologies

Library of Light brings together established and emerging practitioners who work with light, as material or subject, from theatre, music, performance, fine art, photography, film, public art, holography, digital media, architecture, and the built environment, together with curators, producers and other experts.

Structured around twenty-five interviews and four thematic essays – Political Light, Mediating Light, Performance Light and Absent Light – the book aims to broaden our understanding of light as a creative medium and examines its impact on our cultural history and the role it plays in the new frontiers of art, design and technology.

Illustrated with colour photographs and images of installations, sculptures, architectural projects, interventions in public space and works in virtual reality, the book includes interviews and contributions by: David Batchelor, Rana Begum, Robin Bell, Jason Bruges (Jason Bruges Studio), Anne Bean and Richard Wilson (The Bow Gamelan), Laura Buckley, Mário Caeiro, Paule Constable, Ernest Edmonds, Angus Farquhar (NVA), Rick Fisher, Susan Gamble and Michael Wenyon, Jon Hendricks, ISO Studio, Susan Hiller, Michael Hulls and Russell Maliphant, Cliff Lauson, Chris Levine, Michael Light, Joshua Lightshow, Liliane Lijn, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Manu Luksch, Mark Major (Speirs + Major), Helen Marriage (Artichoke), Anthony McCall, Gustav Metzger, Haroon Mirza, Yoko Ono, Katie Paterson, Andrew Pepper, Mark Titchner, Andi Watson.

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