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Made of Light Too: A Closer Look at Light
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Made of Light Too: A Closer Look at Light

Video series celebrates 10th anniversary of the book Made of Light. More

This day in lighting history: Sept. 4, 1882
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This day in lighting history: Sept. 4, 1882

At 3:00 p.m., New York City was illuminated by electric lights for the first time... More

Old Trade Journals Explore Lighting’s Past
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Old Trade Journals Explore Lighting’s Past

A digital archive of guides and manuals showcases the development of the lighting... More

Barry Bergdoll to Step Down as Chief Curator for Museum of Modern Art
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Barry Bergdoll to Step Down as Chief Curator for Museum of Modern Art

The chief architecture curator for the Museum of Modern Art is stepping down to... More

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Building A Collective History

This winter, the architecture and design community lost several leading figures—legendary designer Eva Zeisel, and architects Ricardo Legoretta, Yoshiko Sato, and Jacques Brownson. Closer to home, the lighting industry also lost some notable leaders—Marvin Gelman, founder of lighting company Lighting Services Inc, and William Blitzer, whose family founded lighting manufacturer Lightolier. More

The Light Bulb: A Remembrance of Things Past
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The Light Bulb: A Remembrance of Things Past

Today, as many governments worldwide begin to enact legislation that will phase... More

Architects' Perception of Daylighting in Commercial Building Design
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Architects' Perception of Daylighting in Commercial Building Design

From the Archive presents articles from the past 25 years, with new commentary... More

Tags: Daylighting, Architects, History, AL 25th Anniversary From the Archive, American Institute of Architects
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A View on Wright

The Darwin D. Martin House Complex (1903–1905) in Buffalo, N.Y., stands as one of the early shining examples of the Prairie School, as well as one of Frank Lloyd Wright's most elaborate residential designs. More

Lutron Donates Company Artifacts to Smithsonian
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Lutron Smithsonian Donation

Lutron chairman and founder Joel Spira, the inventor of the solid-state electronic dimmer, has donated several artifacts from the company's 50-year history to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in Washington, D.C. More

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