I agree with everyone else's remarks; this book is incredibly useful. I've been reading lots of lighting books because I want to redo my house's lighting right. Most of them show lots of pictures and talk about lighting through the ages (ask yourself, do you really need to read a chapter on lighting in caveman times?); most of the text accompanying photos is rather hazy, and the photos are of homes with noontime summer light pouring in three sides of their penthouse on the 22nd floor of some building in NYC. "Lighting Style", on the other hand, not only takes the same room and shows it with multiple lighting schemes, but breaks down exactly what lights were used to achieve the effects.
The only con: it is from 1995 so compact fluorescents are not addressed at all (except in their primitive greenish takes-10-minutes-to-warm-up form). I could've used a comparison of newer CF bulbs vs. incandescents and halogens.