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Maison de Verre (Paperback)

Frederic P. Miller, Agnes F. Vandome, John McBrewster

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The Maison de Verre (French for House of Glass) was built from 1928 to 1932 in Paris, France. Constructed in the early modern style of architecture, the house's design emphasized three primary traits: honesty of materials, variable transparency of forms, and juxtaposition of "industrial" materials and fixtures with a more traditional style of home dcor. The primary materials used were steel, glass, and glass block. Some of the notable "industrial" elements included rubberized floor tiles, bare steel beams, perforated metal sheet, heavy industrial light fixtures, and mechanical fixtures. The design was a collaboration among Pierre Chareau (a furniture and interiors designer), Bernard Bijvoet (a Dutch architect working in Paris since 1927) and Louis Dalbet (craftsman metalworker). Much of the intricate moving scenery of the house was designed on site as the project developed. The external form is defined by translucent glass block walls, with select areas of clear glazing for tranparency. Internally, spatial division is variable by the use of sliding, folding or rotating screens in glass, sheet or perforated metal, or in combination.


Imprint: Alphascript Publishing
Country of origin: Germany
Release date: April 2010
First published: April 2010
Authors: Frederic P. Miller • Agnes F. Vandome • John McBrewster
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 11mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 172
ISBN-13: 978-6130712907
Barcode: 9786130712907
Categories: Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture
Books > Arts & Architecture > Architecture > General
LSN: 6130712901

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Fri, 23 Aug 2013 | Review by: Stacey L

Be warned, the contents of this book are compiled from articles taken directly from Wikipedia. There are two pages dedicated to Maison de verre, and the rest of the book covers randomly related topics. There is more information on Marxism than the house. This is probably the most expensive piece of rubbish I've ever bought.

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