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Parsons School of Design MFA Lighting Design program theses2011 (PC020404.10) ➔ What We Should Know About Red as Lighting Professionals?


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Elena Areshina (designer)
Jerry Kugler (thesis advisor)
Derek Porter (thesis advisor)
Alexa Griffith Winton (thesis advisor)
Peter M. Wheelwright (thesis advisor)
Brooke Carter (thesis advisor)
Nathalie Rozot (thesis advisor)




In this thesis I argue for a better understanding and, as a result, a wider use of red light in architectural lighting design. The theoretical part of my research considers various facets of the red color and red light through art, history, physics, color and vision science. The experimental part of the thesis serves as a guide to their application in interior and lighting design through thorough examination of common light sources and filters, their interaction with common surfaces and the result of such interaction. In the thesis project, the theoretical and experimental parts will be combined and implemented. This work aims to expand the range of understanding and use by lighting professionals of red light in their designs.



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