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Nello Baroni, cinematografo Stadio (1947-51), Firenze / Nello Baroni, Stadio movie theater (1947-51), Florence of the integrated interdisciplinary approach oriented to users and observers. This is the base of the strong relationship between the architecture of light and the architecture with light, i.e. luminous architectures and illuminated architectures. It could almost look like a tautology. The light that we think and design as technical physicists – for environmental control, the thermal and luminous control of buildings and surrounding spaces – and as architectural historians – to define knowledge, distance, spatiality, and temporality – involves the emotional perception and, therefore, all the factors contributing to the design of an atmosphere that welcomes and stimulates the visitor/observer: design tools; colour use; materials; light control and regulation techniques aimed at optical-perceptive and proprioceptive movements; interactions and connections of all non-verbal languages that transmit, with greater immediacy and universality, the same content as a signic, pictorial, textual, or verbal message, i.e. the “common sense”. Today, visiting museums and exhibitions is an emotional experience, a combination of visual and optical-perceptive choices of products, objects, artworks (material goods, but also services), and choices for the sought-after benefits. In order to recompose a dynamic space through light of quality, a philological path of interaction between lighting fields and perceptive experiences, the lighting project must start from the definition and study of the current luminous climate of an environment Somatic spaces (personal and identifying one’s own body position), exhibition-museum, socio-relational, emotional, and representation spaces are scanned by light architectures, within which the subject experiences their luminous contour. Here the link and the shared thought between the historian and the physicist lie: the concept of light as a physical and plastic formant of architecture. TERZA PAGINA / LUCE 325 31