Coverart for item
The Resource Contemporary windows, Amanda Baillieu

Contemporary windows, Amanda Baillieu

Label
Contemporary windows
Title
Contemporary windows
Statement of responsibility
Amanda Baillieu
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Beginning in the late 19th century, the ready availability of large panes of glass, plus the development of non load-bearing structures and sophisticated heating and cooling systems, have allowed an astonishing aesthetic relationship to develop between the window and the building as a whole. Since Le Corbusier's pioneering 'Five points of architecture' of 1926, in which he advocated 'ribbon windows placed freely in the façade', architects have embraced the opportunity to make a prominent architectural statement, resulting in the wholesale aesthetic exploitation of the window. Over 40 examples have been chosen here by [the] author, leaving no doubt that the window continues to be a key site of creative architectural endeavour. Projects by some of the world's leading designers, including Rem Koolhaas, Shigeru Ban, and Jean Nouvel, illustrate the unlimited design potential of the window, as well as the breadth of creativity demonstrated by contemporary architects. Five chapters ... provide case studies of some of the most inventive domestic, public, commercial, and retail architecture from around the world. Each project is richly illustrated with colour photographs and architectural drawings and is accompanied by a lively and incisive text"--Bookjacket
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Baillieu, Amanda
Dewey number
721.823
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
NA3020
LC item number
.B35 2003
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Windows
  • Architecture, Modern
Label
Contemporary windows, Amanda Baillieu
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Public Expression
  • 106
  • A New Agenda
  • 140
  • The Window: A History
  • 6
  • Blurring the Limits
  • 22
  • Framed Landscapes
  • 46
  • Colour and Illusion
  • 72
Control code
51527401
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9781840006384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)
Label
Contemporary windows, Amanda Baillieu
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Public Expression
  • 106
  • A New Agenda
  • 140
  • The Window: A History
  • 6
  • Blurring the Limits
  • 22
  • Framed Landscapes
  • 46
  • Colour and Illusion
  • 72
Control code
51527401
Dimensions
29 cm
Extent
176 pages
Isbn
9781840006384
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations (chiefly color)

Library Locations

    • Ellis LibraryBorrow it
      1020 Lowry Street, Columbia, MO, 65201, US
      38.944491 -92.326012
Processing Feedback ...