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1000 Lights

Hardcover, 5.7 x 7.7 in., 2.51 lb, 640 pages
US$ 25
Multilingual Edition:
English, French, German
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
Availability: November 2022
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.

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Customer reviews (11)

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 editor and author

Charlotte & Peter Fiell are well known design writers, having written over sixty books on the subject. Among their various areas of specialization are the realms of furniture and industrial design, interior design, product architecture, and visual communications. They have also lectured widely, guest taught courses, curated exhibitions, and consulted to manufacturing companies, museums, salerooms, and major private collectors around the world. Together they have written numerous TASCHEN books, including 1000 Chairs, Design of the 20th Century, Industrial Design A–Z, 1000 Lights and Scandinavian Design. They also edited TASCHEN's Decorative Art series and the 12-volume domus 1928–1999 and have most recently authored the double-volume Ultimate Collector Cars.

1000 Lights
Hardcover, 5.7 x 7.7 in., 2.51 lb, 640 pages
ISBN 978-3-8365-4676-8
Multilingual Edition: English, French, German
Bibliotheca Universalis — Compact cultural companions celebrating the eclectic TASCHEN universe!

Customer reviews (11)


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 07, 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 05, 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.

Super edition

Edo, October 27, 2021
Turned on my design floor lamp to appreciate the other 999 beautiful lights into the book

Best Lamp Book!

Kevin, October 27, 2021
I sent this book to a good friend of mine who makes lamps. She thanked me and said it was the best books about lamps she had ever seen !

A fantastic resource for designers

James, October 27, 2021
As a furniture designer, 1000 Lights has become a great reference for me.

1000 lights

Jean Michel, October 27, 2021
I wanted this book to get new ideas to create my own lights and it's perfect.

Ouvrage référence

Laurence, October 29, 2021
Ce livre contient de nombreuses références très utiles
1000 Lights (Bibliotheca Universalis)
1000 Lights
US$ 25
1000 Lights (Bibliotheca Universalis)