Glass in Architecture
Glass in Architecture provides the first ever comprehensive technical and historical overview of the art and science of glass, demonstrating its importance in the past 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 20 international case studies of contemporary glass architecture, showing its applications in a variety of situations, large and small. The book furthermore explores the potential of glass for the future, as new materials crystallize from the abstract world of technical research into realization.
A detailed appendix also provides a full overview of the science of glass, making this an essential manual for architects and constructors worldwide.