New York: Reinhold, 1948. First edition. Cloth over Boards with comb binding. Quarto, pp. 144, indexed, illustrated with over 500 b/w drawings and photographs. Book plate from previous owner on front end paper. Very good in tattered dust jacket; 1" missing from spine of dust jacket, 2" open tear on back cover of dust jacket. Item #19854
A complete reference book on window design, ranging from solar heat to skylights, from picture windows to factory monitors, from daylight control to spring balances. A chapter on glass properties and types features Mississippi glass, glass block, and structural use of glass. More than half the pages are filled with photographs and annotated detail drawings of windows in existing buildings of every type. Each was selected from the work of the most forward-looking architects and engineers of the era.