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Architecture Materials: Glass
 
 
Author
Simone Schliefer, ed.
Publisher Evergreen  
Format paperback
Product Dimensions 10.6 x 8.5 x 0.9 inches
ISBN 9783836504058
Pages/Publication Date 255/2008
Daedalus Item Code 30009
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Pioneered in 19th-century greenhouses—including such remarkable structures as London's Crystal Palace of 1851—and used extensively in skyscraper construction in the 20th century, glass has become one of the primary architectural materials in modern building. This book, beautifully illustrated with color photos and plan drawings, tours two dozen architect-designed residences all over the world that rely heavily on glass to achieve openness, transparency, and an almost gravity-defying sense of lightness.
 
 
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