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Glass in Architecture
     

Glass in Architecture

by Michael Wigginton
 

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Glass in Architecture provides the first comprehensive technical and historical overview of the art and science of glass, demonstrating its past importance and its use in practice today. From the soaring cathedrals of medieval Europe to the technical mastery of the Parisian grands projets, glass has made a special contribution to architectural design. The

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Glass in Architecture provides the first comprehensive technical and historical overview of the art and science of glass, demonstrating its past importance and its use in practice today. From the soaring cathedrals of medieval Europe to the technical mastery of the Parisian grands projets, glass has made a special contribution to architectural design. The central section of the book presents twenty international case studies of contemporary glass architecture, showing its applications in a variety of situations, large and small. The book also explores the potential of glass for the future, as new materials move from the abstract world of technical research into realization. A detailed appendix provides a full review of the science of glass, making this an essential manual for architects and constructors worldwide.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714840987
Publisher:
Phaidon Press
Publication date:
03/28/2002
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
10.00(w) x 11.50(h) x 1.50(d)
Age Range:
13 - 18 Years

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