This timely new book is aimed at the professional market and covers an important new architectural development: colour has become big in contemporary building. Architectural icons have traditionally been monochrome, but colour has become increasingly important, and developing technologies have allowed large expanses of coloured glass to be used structurally. This beautiful new book from glass authority Andrew Moor profiles the emergence of colour in architecture, both internal and external, selecting the very best vibrantly colourful buildings from around the world, built and unbuilt. The book is divided into two main sections, Architecture and Art, within which various key design philosophies and techniques are explored, such as Screen Printed Enamels, Film, Lamination, and Sandblasting. Exponents of these trends from all over the world are represented, including architects Will Alsop (UK), Sauerbruch and Hutton (Germany), and Jamie Carpenter (USA) and artists Brian Clarke (UK), Warren Carther (Canada), and Jose Castrillo (Spain), with illustrations of their individual projects.
Andrew Moor is an architectural glass art consultant. His London-based practice, Andrew Moor Associates, has been managing glass installations, from conception to completion, for nearly 20 years, both in the UK and elsewhere. He has an unusually wide experience of every stage of the design, manufacture, and installation of glass art. His first book, Contemporary Stained Glass (Mitchell Beazley), was published in 1989 and has become the definitive book on stained glass of the 1980s. His second book, Architectural Glass Art, was published in 1997 and has inspired artists, architects, and interior designers alike. Andrew Moor has lectured on glass to most of the major architectural and design practices in the UK, and to practices in the USA and Canada. He works and lives in London with his wife and three children.