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Glass - Materials for Inspirational Design

Lefteri, Chris

Published by Rotovision S.A., Switzerland, 2002
ISBN 10: 2880465699 / ISBN 13: 9782880465698
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Title: Glass - Materials for Inspirational Design

Publisher: Rotovision S.A., Switzerland

Publication Date: 2002

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Very Good+

Edition: First Edition.

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Book, the second book in the Materials series, looks at fresh applications and surprising and original uses for glass, and contains interesting facts on over seventy pieces and processes and includes glass in all its forms: clothing, bridge, body parts, furniture, loudspeakers, glass that is textured, flexible, conductive. Green decorated soft cover, black titling, illustrated throughout with handsome colour plates, 160 pages. Cover has very minor shelf wear, otherwise this very handsome book is in great shape. Shipping charges are calculated for a standard parcel under 1 kg. Additional charges will apply for heavier shipments, but not until the customer agrees. Canadian customers, please note that applicable sales taxes will be added. Please contact us with any questions you might have. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Bookseller Inventory # 013047

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Synopsis: This book features more than 75 examples of glass, one of the oldest and most traditional of materials, in its many applications. These range from traditional examples to the new processes created by Ozone and Fusion Glass, which enable architectural glass to be both customized and texturized. Murano Glass is also featured, with its 1000 year old millefiori method updated to appeal to contemporary tastes. Scientific uses of the materials are also explored, including glass in fibre-optic lights and a new dermatological cream that contains millions of particles.

Glass is seen in all it's applications-- including architecture, furniture, lighting, and domestic products-- as well as in all its forms-- mosaic, sandblasted, etched, colored, texturized, and moulded.

Rotovision's "Materials for Inspirational Design" series explores the myriad possibilities of materials for today's designer. Each book in the series introduces the properties of a material and demonstrates some of its extraordinary possibilities.

About the Author: Chris Lfteri graduated with an MA in Industrial Design from the Royal College of Art, London, in 1992 and has since been running his own industrial design company, also in London. He is a senior lecturer at Central Saint Martin's College of Art and Design. Chris lives in Greater London, UK..

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