A new volume from the project “Le Stanze del Vetro” dedicated to Finnish glass design. This richly illustrated volume features artworks from 1932 to 1973 in the Bruno Bischofberger Collection, bringing together 330 masterpieces in a celebration of the fascinating and timeless art of Finnish glass design.
"Two introductory essays trace the development of Italian art glass within the context of European glassmaking as a whole and examine the intimate world of glass manufacturing on Murano, with its unique combination of tradition and innovation. The superb color plates reproduce work by all the major designers and manufacturers. Italian art glass is not synonymous with Murano, however, and a notable feature of the book is the marvelous work produced in Milan by Erwin Burger and the firm Fontana Arte."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved
There are two things everybody knows about glass: it is transparent, and it breaks! These are also the properties that constitute the challenge of glass as an architectural and structural material. This book presents papers from the third Challenging Glass Conference (CGC3), held at the Technical University (TU) Delft, the Netherlands, in June 2012. The conference brings together glass engineering, research and design specialists. Papers are grouped under seven topic headings: project and case studies; joints, fixings and adhesives; strength, stability and safety (a category which includes a quarter of all the papers presented at the conference); laminates and composite design; curved and bended glass; architectural design and lighting and finally, glass in facades. Glass remains one of the most exciting materials available to designers and architects today. This book will be of interest to all those involved in working with glass in an architectural and structural context.
Whether it's kayaking in the serene Lakeland, enjoying a cruise on the Baltic, or taking in the splendour of the Northern Lights in Lapland - Insight Guide Finland helps you get the best out of this outdoor paradise. Inside Insight Guide Finland: A thoroughly overhauled edition by our expert authors.Stunning photography brings this stunning country and its people to life. Highlights of the country's top attractions, such as Helsinki's Jugend architecture and the Lakes region as well as in-depth features on some unmissable Finnish experiences, such as relaxing in a traditional sauna and cycling around the gorgeous �land archipelago. Descriptive region-by-region accounts cover the whole country from the cool capital, Helsinki, to Lapland in the far north.Detailed, high-quality maps throughout will help you get around and travel tips give you all the essential information for planning a memorable trip. About Insight Guides: Insight Guides has over 40 years' experience of publishing high-quality, visual travel guides. We produce around 400 full-colour print guide books and maps as well as picture-packed eBooks to meet different travellers' needs. Insight Guides' unique combination of beautiful travel photography and focus on history and culture together create a unique visual reference and planning tool to inspire your next adventure.
Contains topics that range from glass joints, fixings and adhesives to architectural designs to the strength, stability and safety of glass. This book also covers issues such as laminates and composite designs, glass lighting, the curving and bending of glass and the many facades of glass.
This book attempts to redress this issue by providing an overview of the recent developments in this field thereby providing a basis for the understanding of the structural performance and design of glass in buildings. Each chapter draws on the latest developments in practice and research and contains contributions from various international glass experts. The mix of general and specialist content ranging from rules of thumb to fracture mechanics and novel applications to post-breakage performance make this book useful to practitioners and researchers. Furthermore, the text is supplemented by tables of the major codes of practice and by an extensive list of references.