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Cultures of glass architecture

Author: Hisham Elkadi
Publisher: Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2006.
Series: Design and the built environment series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"This book discusses whether the extent of the use of glass facades has increased, or indeed enhanced, the creation of a meaningful place, thereby creating a cultural identity of 'place'. Looking at the development of perceptions of glass facades in different cultures, it shows how modernist 'glass' buildings are perceived as an expression of technical achievement, as symbols of global economic success and as  Read more...
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Elkadi, Hisham.
Cultures of glass architecture.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2006
(OCoLC)607579422
Online version:
Elkadi, Hisham.
Cultures of glass architecture.
Aldershot, England ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, ©2006
(OCoLC)607794712
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Hisham Elkadi
ISBN: 0754638138 9780754638131 9780754638131
OCLC Number: 63679992
Description: xiv, 103 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Contents: Glassworks: the history of glass and its architectural identity --
Green glass: environmental perspectives on using glass in architecture --
Glazed spaces: constructing place identity --
Shattered glass: structures of power --
Seeing through glass: a technical review --
A glazed future: rethinking identity.
Series Title: Design and the built environment series.
Responsibility: Hisham Elkadi.
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When designing, architects are responding to and creating a relationship between identity, culture and architectural style. This book discusses whether the extent of the use of glass facades has  Read more...

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'All over the world, glass is the most discussed and innovative facade material and element of the urban fabric. This book provides a unique overview of glass architecture in its historic, cultural, Read more...

 
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