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The Pattern Book of Lighting

Text and illustrations by
Thomas P. Fuchs

Over 200 hand-drawn illustrations of chandeliers, pendants, floor and table lamps, shades, outdoor lighting, and more. Includes appendices on light bulbs and components, a glossary, and index.

Cloth spine with paper covered boards, approx. 272 pages, 8 x 10 ¾ inches

Retail price $85.00

Available Publication date to be announced






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The Pattern Book of Lighting

This essential sourcebook records a comprehensive selection of classic models of lighting, from traditional to contemporary. Lighting designer, Thomas P. Fuchs, provides technical insight and practical guidance to those choosing lighting for their home or office. His artistic talents are evident in his linear renderings of chandeliers, pendants, floor and table lamps, shades, and more. His text includes a brief history of lighting and will advise on size and heights when choosing and placing lighting sources. Includes appendices on light bulbs, components, adaptation and wiring, shades; a glossary, and index.

This soon-to-be classic not only provides an important sourcebook for the interior designer or architect but also inspiration for lighting designers.

Fuchs founded Otium, his custom lighting company, twenty years ago. He designs Murano chandeliers, neo classical glass lamps, vases and candlesticks. His work has been featured in Veranda and can be seen at the Bellagio and Venetian in Las Vegas, the Borgata in Atlantic City and the Ritz Carlton in Miami. Thomas collaborated with designer, Paul Mathieu, to produce the "Aix Chandelier" for the Église de la Madeleine in Aix, France, and recently designed a glass chandelier for Bergdorf Goodman.

Thomas Fuchs was classically trained in the fine arts at the Corcoran School of Art in Washington, D.C., the Art Student League, and the National Academy of Design in New York City.

Art—in all of its infinite forms—is the catalyst for what Thomas Fuchs does. He's a furniture designer, creator of stunning Venetian glass, an avid painter...and so much more.

When not supervising the production of his pieces in Murano, Italy, Thomas lives on New York's Upper West Side with his dogs Calder and Frida.

This is the second book in a multi-volume series of pattern books that will include over 15 titles covering a range of topics from curtains and plasterwork to staircases and paneling.




Future Titles in the Pattern Book series:
  • The Pattern Book of Upholsteryby David Michael Wood, illustrations by Anara Mambetova-Finkelstein, edited by William S. Hooper, with contributions by upholsterer Jody Xuereb
    Includes over 200 specially commissioned hand-drawn illustrations of classic upholstery models, including sofas, leather club chairs, dining chairs, chaise longues. Appendices on fabric selection and standard measurements, a glossary, and index. Available Now
    See sample spreads and more information

  • The Pattern Book of American Doors: 17th-19th Centuries by Peter Joel Harrison
    Over 250 hand-drawn illustrations of entry doors, door surrounds, hoods, latches, knockers, transoms and fan lights, a glossary, and index. Available Fall 2013
    Follow Peter Joel Harrison's progress in researching the book and see finished drawings...

  • The Pattern Book of Decorative Painting by Master craftsman Pierre Finkelstein.
    Over 200 color photographs and sketches of a full range of classical applications including woodgraining, marbling, gilding, patina, and trompe l′oeil. Includes a glossary, and index. Available 2014

  • The Pattern Book of Built-in Cabinetry by Benjamin Huntington.
    Over 200 color photographs, and plans, elevations and details drawn to scale, of libraries, bars, blind doors, jib doors, radiator cases and window seats; built-ins for Kitchens, bathrooms, and closets; a glossary, and index. Available 2015-2016

  • The Pattern Book of Fireplaces by Judith Prause
    Over 200 hand-drawn illustrations of mantels and surrounds with appendices on materials, measurements and installation options, a glossary, and index. Available 2015-2016

  • The Pattern Book of Decorative Plaster by plasterer, John G. Kingsmill
    Over 200 color photographs, including classic examples for interior walls, ornamental plaster, and grammar of color, a glossary, and index. Available 2015-2016

  • The Pattern Book of Stairs by Mark Regan Mobley
    Over 200 hand-drawn illustrations of staircases, rails, banisters and newel posts, with appendices on installation requirements and materials, a glossary, and index. Available 2015-2016

  • Handbook of Italian Furniture from Antiquity to 1825 by Helen Costantino Fioratti, edited by Thomas F. Knapp
    Includes over 600 illustrations drawn by the author, a brief history, glossary and index. Available 2015-2016
    See sample spreads and more information

  • The Pattern Book of Paneling by Alex Papachristidis, with contributions by woodworker, Richard Edelson.
    Including diagrams of a paneled wall, historic and contemporary examples, wood selection, installation and sustainability. Available 2015-2016

  • The Pattern Book of Curtains by Kayel G. DeAngelis
    Over 200 hand-drawn illustrations of window treatments, including a range of styles from traditional to contemporary, including a section on valences and appendices on fabric measurements, installation considerations, glossary, and index. Available 2015-2016