"The history of glassmaking can be traced back to 3500 BC in the Mesopotamia and it is the Romans who first used glass in architecture. With the development of technology, glass has become a common material in contemporary architecture. There are glass ceramics, polished wire glass, groove glass, glass tiles etc. With diversified surface treatments, such as enameling, acid embossing, sandblasting and screen printing, there seems to be endless choices for architectural design. This book introduces various glass types individually and uses photos, detailed drawings and well-organised text to analyse and showcase the application of glass and structural details. With systematic content and a great source of information, this book can serve as a great reference for readers."
> Russell founded HawkinsBrown with Roger Hawkins in 1988. Russell has been a nationally elected member of the RIBA Council and currently sits on the RIBA Trust. He has been External Examiner to Greenwich University School of Architecture, RIBA and Civic Trust Awards Assessor and is currently Chairman of the Hackney Design Panel.In a former life he was a music journalist and now writes and broadcasts on art and architecture. He recently appeared on the Modern Masters series on BBC2, talking about Picasso and Deconstructivism.
Veste editoriale: Cartonato con Sovraccoperta Formato: 24,5x29 Pagine: 320 Immagini a colori: Immagini b/n: Lingua: GB Anno: 2016