An illuminating history of the iconic Anglepoise lamp.
In 1932, vehicle suspension engineer George Carwardine designed the spring, crank, and lever mechanism that became the blueprint for the first Anglepoise lamp. Enchanting the world with its light-to-the-touch and anthropomorphic design, the unique and characterful lamp has adorned the desks of everyone from artists, such as Picasso, to writers and engineers, from the Second World War through to the 21st century. Today, the lamp is a sure sign of quality and has been hailed as a hallmark of British design. Spring Light puts the Anglepoise story in the spotlight, celebrating this British icon, its development and influence. A fascinating insight into the history of this sought-after item, this book will appeal to anyone interested in design, interiors, and engineering.
About The Author
Jonathan Glancey is a journalist, author and radio and television broadcaster. An Honorary Fellow of the Royal Institute of British Architects, he writes for the Daily Telegraph, BBC Culture, the Economist and CNN Style among other publications and websites. He was Architecture and Design correspondent of the Guardian from 1997 to 2012. His architectural books include The Story of Architecture, Lost Buildings, 20th Century Architecture, Eyewitness Companion to Architecture, John Betjeman on Churches, London: Bread and Circuses and What's So Great About the Eiffel Tower.