Street Lights of the World is the ultimate visual guide to this often overlooked architectural accessory. Most people never tice the street lights around them and cant imagine why anyone would. Fortunately for us, someone did tice and has created a surprisingly interesting collection of photographs. The photographs are divided by country and, within the United States, they are further divided by state. Even a casual look at the book will bring an enjoyable discovery of how different shapes, materials and design can bring such different visual effects. Those who spend more time with the book will be amazed at how street lights differ around the world and across time. It highlights the range of variations that exist both in the standards and globes of street lights, and how those variations can enhance the environment. This collection was accumulated over thirty years and by many photographers, but it is presented t only in an understandable order, but in an attractive order. A short history of street lights precedes two hundred pages of illustrations.
Vicki Sauter collects photographs of street lights wherever she visits. When she is not traveling to find the street lights, or putting them into a collection, she is Professor of Information Systems at University of Missouri - St. Louis, where she does research in decision support systems for business intelligence, especially in the model-management area. She has two books on DSS, and a forthcoming book on internet use for seniors. Sauter serves on the Board of Craft Alliance and on the Board of the Restoration Committee of Bonhomme's Old Stone Church. She also volunteers her technological skills at the Stamper Library of John Burroughs School.