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Glass in architecture

Title
Glass in architecture / Michael Wigginton.
Author
Wigginton, Michael.
Publication
London : Phaidon Press, 1996.

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Description
320 pages : illustrations (some color); 26 x 30 cm
Subjects
Bibliography (note)
  • Includes bibliographical references (pages 306-309) and index.
Call Number
JQG 20-202
ISBN
  • 0714829226
  • 9780714829227
  • 071484098X
  • 9780714840987
LCCN
97145341
OCLC
36011162
Author
Wigginton, Michael.
Title
Glass in architecture / Michael Wigginton.
Imprint
London : Phaidon Press, 1996.
Type of Content
text
Type of Medium
unmediated
Type of Carrier
volume
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 306-309) and index.
Summary
Glass in Architecture explores how glass has made its unique contribution to architectural design. It reviews the history of the material from its beginnings to the present day, and goes on to describe what glass is and why it performs the way it does, how it is made, and its many variations. Then central section of the book presents twenty international case studies of contemporary glass architecture, each building illustrated with full-colour photographs and detail drawings, to show the range of the application of glass in a variety of situations, large and small. The potential for the future is also explored, 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, with a section on design and performance.
Chronological Term
1900-1999
Indexed Term
Glass construction
Glass, Ornamental
Research Call Number
JQG 20-202
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