- Hardcover: 160 pages
- Publisher: Rotovision (31 Oct. 2002)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 2880465699
- ISBN-13: 978-2880465698
- Product Dimensions: 26.6 x 23.7 x 2.1 cm
- Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,362,071 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Glass (Materials for Inspirational Design) Hardcover – 31 Oct 2002
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Glass is one of the oldest and most traditional of materials. The examples here range from Murano's 1000-year-old millefiori method to the processes which customise architectural glass. Applications covered range over furniture and lighting, mosaic, sandblasted, etched and moulded glass.
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Many of us know a bit about glass, if only to say it is often see-through and normally fitted into windows but this book makes the reader think about all the different amazing possibilities for product design and craft work. It is a ‘coffee table book’ in that it stands out from many other books because of the ease of reading and looks perfect on a surface, somewhere readily available for the reader to thumb through it whenever inspiration be needed.
It is a joy to look through and pleasure to read. I consider this series (wood and plastic books by the same author) a sort of material encyclopaedia; some people may wish to read it from back to front in one sitting. I prefer to bring it out when I have a rough idea of what I need from a material and the answer almost jumps out the page at me.
It is a very reasonably priced book for all the information you will get, such as typical uses, surpliers, material properties, sources of further information etc. The photographs are phenomenal and the text ingeniously simple- you walk away having ‘accidentally’ learnt all kinds of new information about glass. I have really enjoyed the whole series and I’m sure you will too.
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