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1000 Lights

25Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)Availability: June 25, 2024
You’ll find 1000 bright ideas in this journey through 20th-century lighting design. Presented chronologically by decade, you’ll find the most interesting electric lights, from Tiffany’s beautiful leaded-glass shades to outlandish 1960s designs and the latest high-tech LED lamps.
Hardcover5.7 x 7.7 in.2.22 lb640 pages
“An illuminating encyclopedia of illumination.”
Metropolitan Home
1000 Lights

1000 Lights


Light up your life

Luminary design of the 20th century

Designed to be a companion to our classic title 1000 Chairs, this edition contains an awesome selection of over 1000 lights. Presented chronologically by decade are the 20th century’s most interesting electric lights, from Tiffany’s beautiful leaded-glass shades to completely outrageous designs from the late 1960s and 1970s to the latest high-tech LED lamps. All major styles are represented here—Arts & Crafts, Art Nouveau, Art Deco, Modern Movement, De Stijl, Postwar, Pop, Radical, Postmodern, and Contemporary—in 640 pages of truly illuminated works.

This definitive reference work is a must-have for collectors and design fans.
The authors and editors

Charlotte and Peter Fiell are well-known design authors having written over sixty books on the subject. Among their various areas of specialization is the realm of transportation design in all its diverse forms. The Fiells have lectured widely, guest taught courses, curated exhibitions, and consulted manufacturing companies, museums, salerooms, and major private collectors around the world. Together, they have written numerous TASCHEN books.

1000 Lights
Hardcover14.5 x 19.5 cm1.01 kg640 pages

ISBN 978-3-8365-4676-8

Edition: Multilingual (English, French, German)
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11 Ratings


Zoltan,November 16, 2021
A really good overview of many of the landmark designs in this field. This entire series is very good. Highly recommend for any lamp collector or Mid Century Modern buyer. Easy to use but comprehensive. Buy it!

For design fans

Gábor,November 7, 2021
It's an astonishing collection of the most important milestones of light design. Quality :as you could experience from Taschen, flawless.

Story of Design, simple useful and concise. Essential.

MaY,November 5, 2021
One word: must-have.

Naslagwerk voor studie

Gosse,October 28, 2021
Een prachtig compact boek met 1000 bekende en minder bekende lampen. Ik gebruik dit vaak bij mijn studie en zoektochten op het internet naar designverlichting. Ook andere boeken uit deze serie zijn de moeite waard. Ik ben er blij mee.

Like no other

Robert,October 27, 2021
As a lighting designer for many years I value this comprehensive catalog of developments in the industry and recognition of its creative designers a helpful tool, along with being a luxurious object to see and hold in hand.