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Through Glass: Timeline of Glass in Architecture and Engineering

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Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2007
Publication typeNot Eligible
EventEngineered Transparency: The Technical, Visual, and Spatial Effects of Glass. Columbia University Conferences on Architecture, Engineering and Building Materials - Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. Columbia University, New York, United States
Duration: 26 Sep 200731 Oct 2007


ConferenceEngineered Transparency
CountryUnited States
CityNew York
Internet address


Through Glass traces the genealogy of the last post-industrial glass generation. It reviews its architectonic and engineer antecedents and also looks at the alterations that technical development, environmental concerns and "immaterial" culture have produced in the first transparent industrial glass. The show looks at the background of new glass developments that approach static issues, like structural glass, and those that deal with questions of hazard and security; but specifically, it focuses on optically advanced technologies.


  • Glass, Architecture