A new book on Atmospheres

A new book on atmospheres entitled Homely Atmospheres and Lighting Technologies in Denmark by Mikkel Bille has been published by Bloomsbury.

Using case studies, such as the use of candlelight and energy saving lightbulbs in Denmark, this book unravels light’s place at the heart of social life.

In contrast to the common perception of light as a technical and aesthetic phenomenon, the author argues that there is a cultural and social logic to lighting practices.

By empirically investigating the social role of lighting in people’s everyday lives, Bille reveals how and why people visually shape their homes.