Published in cooperation with General Electric, this combines the talents of a Fellow of the Illuminating Engineering Society and a twice president of the American Institute of Decorators to concentrate on color, design and form -- and light up time. Indicating the importance of total design which, in recognizing immediate needs, plans further for future requirements, and the decisions to be made about the type of living and routines to which your family is accustomed, this goes on to a discussion of color and color schemes, to room designs, walls, windows, ceilings and doors, and winds up with furniture groupings, room arrangements and the assembling of accessories. Throughout, lighting, as it affects color, and is affected by visual and activity demands, as it is integrated into the whole decorative effect, modern or traditional, is considered in all its forms -- incandescent and fluorescent, fixed, portable and suspended- so that adequate, and better than adequate, illumination is stepped up throughout the house. In addition, there are 40 light conditioning recipes and 50 ways in which to group furniture together with many drawings and 8 pages of color chartings. A basic book for solitary adventurers in first attempts, or renovations, and for old hands, plenty of ideas on brightening up those dark sports, this will have G.E.'s backing in nationwide advertising in all media- which adds up to a big promotion deal for Mr., and particularly Mrs., Public.