Looking closely at 20th century architecture and design
The details are not the details They make the design Charles Eames
50 contributors share their favourite details in C20 architecture and design. Among them are the ‘delightful bronze brackets’ in a London furniture store; a ‘triangular-coffered ceiling, perforated with 750 drinking-glass skylights’ in a Los Angeles residence; a drainpipe, ‘robust in detail, but delicate in thinking’, in a block of flats in Florence; a ‘wonderfully optimistic’ mural in Huddersfield; a wet riser outlet/pressure regulating valve sitting ‘patiently, modestly, poetically and beautifully’ in every lift-lobby of the Barbican Estate; and the ‘wonderful, space-age numbers in the entrance’ of a building in Sheffield.
Edited by Catherine Croft, Thaddeus Zupančič and David Attwood
Dimensions: 140 x 140 mm Extent: 61 Pages, paperback Publication: 2020 ISBN: 978-1-8382980-0-5