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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
Endorsed by the Society of Light and Lighting, this practical book offers
comprehensive guidance on how colour, light and contrast can be incorporated
within buildings to enhance their usability. The book provides
state-of-the-art, clear guidance as well as a valuable information source for
busy professionals involved in the design or management of new and existing
The ways colour, light and contrast are used within built environments are
critical in determining how people interact with the space, and how confident,
safe, and secure they will feel when doing so. They also have a major influence
on a person’s sense of well-being and their ability to use the environment
independently and without undue effort.
Understanding how to use colour and contrast and how they are influenced by
both natural and artificial lighting is vital for all those involved in the
design and management of the environments and spaces we all use.
In recent years there has been a considerable amount of work undertaken to
further our understanding of how colour, light and contrast affect emotion and
sensory abilities, and how they can assist or hinder people in their everyday
Other publications consider these issues individually but The Colour, Light
and Contrast Manual: designing and managing inclusive built environments draws
knowledge and information together to produce a unique, comprehensive and
informative guide to how the three elements can work together to improve the
design and management of environments for us all.
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