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The age of glass : a cultural history of glass in modern and contemporary architecture

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School of Architecture NA 4140 E85 2018 30007008995549 Stacks Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781474278362 (hardback : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1474278361 (hardback : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9781474278355 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1474278353 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: print
    xiii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: New York : Bloomsbury Academic, 2018.

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note: The age of glass -- Stained glass -- Daylight -- Glass visions -- Structural glass -- Shade -- The politics of glass.
Summary, etc.: Glass has long transformed the architectural landscape. From the Crystal Palace through to the towering glass spires of today's cities, few architectural materials have held such immense symbolic resonance in the modern era. 'The Age of Glass' explores the cultural and technological ascension of glass in modern and contemporary architecture. Showing how the use of glass is driven as much by changing cultural concerns as it is by developments in technology and style, it traces the richly interwoven material, symbolic, and ideological histories of glass to show how it has produced and dispersed meaning in architecture over the past two centuries. The book's chapters focus on key moments within the modern history of architecture, moments when glass came to the forefront of architectural thought, and which illustrate how glass has been used at different times to project different cultural ideas.
Subject: Glass construction History 20th century
Glass construction History 21st century
Architecture and society History 20th century
Architecture and society History 21st century
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