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The Place of Glass in Building

John Gloag

Originally published in 1943, The Place of Glass in Building is a comprehensive and compact survey of the structural uses of glass in 20th Century architecture. It gives the facts about the physical properties, the possibilities and the limitations of the glass in common use. It also deals with the attributes of specialised and decorative glass and provides detailed descriptions of the principal types which were manufactured in the UK. Intended for architectural students it may also be of interest to architects, for it is a condensed survey of the progress that has been made in this structural and decorative material.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Publish Date: Oct 31st, 2024
  • Pages: 88
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00in - 0.00lb
  • EAN: 9781032365817
  • Categories: IndustrialIndustrial Design - ProductProduct

About the Author

An author of almost sixty books, with topics ranging from interiors to furniture history, from industrial design to the use of plastics, John Gloag was a member of an elite design culture that was highly visible throughout the 1930s and 40s.

Praise for this book

Reviews for the original edition of The Place of Glass in Building:

'...altogether a concise and valuable introduction to the subject for the student of architecture.' Journal of the Royal Society of Arts, Vol 92, No. 4667.