Light! The Industrial Age, 1750–1900

Book cover reading Light! The Industrial Age 1750 to 1900. Art and Science, Technology, and Society.

During the Industrial Revolution, the ways people understood and used light changed dramatically. This book, co-authored by Louise Lippincott and Andreas Blühm, chronicles the story of the development and cultural significance of light as reflected in the visual arts of the 18th and 19th centuries. The lushly illustrated catalogue conveys how innovations, discoveries, and inventions in art and science completely transformed lifestyles and perceptions.

Accompanied exhibition at Carnegie Museum of Art, April 7 to July 29, 2001; and the Van Gogh Museum, Amsterdam, October 20, 2000 to February 11, 2001.

Softcover; 272 pages; 195 color and 109 black-and-white illustrations. Published by Thames & Hudson; ISBN 0-88039-040-9