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Was it Sottsass? https://www.google.com/?gws_rd=ssl#q=ettore+sottsass+book+lighting
I'm sending a bibliography - see if any of the books sound familiar.
If not, let me know & I'll try again. (Did you have the neon & lighting question?)
Or try Dan Flavin - I remember getting books about his work out:
Google images: https://www.google.com/#q=Dan+flavin+images
This Wikipedia article about light art shows a variety of historical and contemporary art: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Light_art