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UK £29.95
US $45.00
Hardback with jacket
192 pages
150 colour illustrations
23 x 23 cm (9.25 x 9.25 in)
ISBN: 978-1-8589-4705-1
Published in the UK March 2023
Published in the US May 2023
Windows in Architecture

Christopher Masters

The window is one of the most essential components of architecture, yet it rarely receives the detailed examination that it deserves. This new study explores the development of the window, showing how it transformed human experience by increasing access to light and air, and simultaneously changed our perception of architectural space. Christopher Masters celebrates the multiple roles of the window in architecture through thematic chapters that allow for spectacular visual comparisons, juxtaposing images from different cultures and historical periods. He provides engaging commentaries on over 80 exceptional buildings of all types, both ancient and modern, ranging from the Pantheon in Rome, the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Sainte-Chapelle in Paris and the Katsura Imperial Villa in Kyoto to Walter Gropius's Bauhaus in Dessau, Eero Saarinen's TWA Terminal in New York, Jean Nouvel's Louvre Abu Dhabi and Dorte Mandrup's Icefjord Centre in Greenland. Featuring more than 100 superb photographs, this is an intriguing and accessible survey of a formerly neglected subject in architectural history.

 

A new survey of an integral but little-studied aspect of architecture across the centuries
With more than 80 buildings worldwide by architects from Palladio and Christopher Wren to Le Corbusier, Ludwig Mies van der Rohe, Santiago Calatrava, Rem Koolhaas and Zaha Hadid
A wide-ranging, informative text analyses the window as a central aesthetic and functional feature of architecture, and also considers key social and technological factors

 

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Author Profile

Christopher Masters is a London-based author specializing in art and architecture. He has written on subjects ranging from the Renaissance to Salvador Dalí and contemporary art in the Middle East. His book Windows in Art, a companion to this volume, was published by Merrell in 2011.

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