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The dawning of the age of glass

Stephen Eskilson

Stephen Eskilson is Professor of Art History at Eastern Illinois University. He is coauthor of Frames of Reference: Art History and the World (2003) and author of Graphic Design a New History (2007 & 2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Age of Glass : A Cultural History of Glass in Modern and Contemporary Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...Glass technology As with so many other materials vital to modern architecture, the technological history of glass begins with a series of breakthroughs that shifted glass manufacture away from its artisanal roots into the urban world...

Rotwang and Sons

The Banham Lectures : Essays on Designing the Future

Berg, 2009

Book chapter

...The evil design genius behind the modernist Metropolis was called Rotwang. This essay began life as the Reyner Banham Memorial Lecture given at the V&A Museum, London, on 17 October 2003. Reyner Banham was one of the first...

Glass visions

Stephen Eskilson

Stephen Eskilson is Professor of Art History at Eastern Illinois University. He is coauthor of Frames of Reference: Art History and the World (2003) and author of Graphic Design a New History (2007 & 2012). Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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The Age of Glass : A Cultural History of Glass in Modern and Contemporary Architecture

Bloomsbury Academic, 2018

Book chapter

...In the early years of the twentieth century, no conceptual issue quite consumed the practice of architecture like the present and future possibilities of glass technology. Notably, during the heroic years of the modernist avant-garde...

Eastern Europe, 1900–1970

Murray Fraser

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Murray Fraser is Professor of Architecture and Global Culture, and Vice-Dean of Research, in the Bartlett School of Architecture at University College London, UK. Trained both as an architect and architectural historian, in 2018 he received the RIBA Annie Spink Award for Excellence in Architectural Education. The new Banister Fletcher edition is the product of a five-year partnership project between the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the University of London and Bloomsbury Publishing. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Alicja Gzowska

Alicja Gzowska is an art historian at the National Institute of Architecture and Urban Planning in Warsaw, as well as a lecturer at the University of Warsaw, both in Poland. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Nataša Koselj

Nataša Koselj is an architect who teaches in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, and is also Chair of DOCOMOMO Slovenia. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...Europe’s eastern border is difficult to define, given the region’s complexities and long-standing influences from countries to the east. Hence there developed a structural division between Eastern Europe and Western Europe. The early...

Western Europe, 1900–1970

Peter Blundell Jones

Peter Blundell Jones is Professor of Architecture at the University of Sheffield, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Sir Banister Fletcher’s Global History of Architecture Volume 2

© the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and the University of London, 2019

Sir Banister Fletcher chapter

...Western Europe’s climate is mild, although variations between the Mediterranean and Scandinavia are considerable. As a gathering of countries on the continental shelf, maritime trade was encouraged, which, once established, extended...