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Author Eskilson, Stephen, 1964- author.

Title The age of glass : a cultural history of glass in modern and contemporary architecture / Stephen Eskilson.

Published London ; New York, NY : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Archit  721.04496 ESKI    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiii, 229 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The age of glass -- Stained glass -- Daylight -- Glass visions -- Structural glass -- Shade -- The politics of glass.
Summary 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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