Looking at Buildings

, printed from the Looking at Buildings website on Thursday 24th September 2020

Lighting

lightGlossary Term [1] from windows and often a clerestory or even a skylight, ley-lightGlossary Term [2] or roof lanternGlossary Term [3], is supplemented by artificial lighting for night time. Dark interiors with windows filled with stained glass reflected prevailing historicist fashions in the 19th century.

round-headedGlossary Term [4] windows and large ball chandeliers slung low over the Bimah. In England, at Bevis Marks (1701) and Ramsgate (1833) the chandeliers still use wax candles. In addition, the Bimah is usually lit by tall lamp standards on the four corner posts.

Last updated: Monday, 26th January 2009