1000 Lights, Vol. 1 (1870-1959); Vol. 2 (1960-Present)

1000 Lights, Vol. 1 (1870-1959); Vol. 2 (1960-Present)

By Charlotte and Peter Fiell, Taschen, $39.99 per volume More than 1000 pages devoted to lighting? It takes two volumes to tell the story well, and these companions to the classic title <i>1000 Chairs</i> are just as chunky, coming in at over 500 pages each to capture an awesome selection are history's more interesting electric lights, including Edison's first light bulb and Tiffany fixtures with his beautiful leaded glass shades as well as completely outrageous designs from the late 1960s onward.

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