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The glass state : the technology of the spectacle, Paris, 1981-1998

Author: Annette Fierro
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, ©2003.
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From the Gothic to the contemporary, glass has transformed the structural, formal, and philosophical principles of architecture. In The Glass State, Annette Fierro views the many meanings of transparency in architecture. Specifically, she analyzes the transparent monumental buildings that were built in Paris between 1981 and 1998 as part of Francois Mitterrand's program of Grands Projets. The Grands Projets provide  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Fierro, Annette.
Glass state.
Cambridge, Mass. : MIT Press, c2003
(DLC) 2002024448
Named Person: François Mitterrand; François Mitterrand
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Annette Fierro
ISBN: 9780262062336 026206233X 9780262272629 0262272628
OCLC Number: 191934597
Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 320 p.) : ill., maps.
Contents: Paris, the Grand Projet --
Populist frames : Eiffel and Pompidou, again --
Cultural projections : the institutions of Jean Nouvel --
Symbolic structures : details between the Grande and Petite Pyramides --
Neutral enclosures : Perrault's Bibliothèque Nationale de France --
Epilogue : the discourse of details.
Responsibility: Annette Fierro.

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From the Gothic to the contemporary, glass has transformed the structural, formal and philosophical principles of architecture. In this volume, Annette Fierro views the many meanings of transparency  Read more...

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."..The Glass State is an important resource." John A. Stuart Journal ofArchitectural Education

 
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