Sunday, October 2, 2016

G L A S S B L O C K S , and Bruno Taut's GLASHAUS

1960s clear Lego blocks were a child's version of architectural GLASS BLOCKS.
Adults can play with the real thing . . .
  
  GLASS BLOCKS
  
1937 gas station photo
 This 1937 gas station had glass blocks with interior lighting.
  
 GLASS BLOCKS
  
1958 giant glass block skylight photograph
 A 1958 glass block skylight lets daylight enter
  
  GLASS BLOCKS
  
1956 glass blocks illustration
 1956: fluted glass makes for refracted neighbors.
    
 GLASS BLOCKS
    
1938 giant glass block structure photograph
 1938 glass blocks on the skylight walls and floor, plus curved architectural glass
with a massive stained glass logo, and a large indoor tree!
 
 GLASS BLOCKS
   
1938 glass blocks with color lighting photograph
1938 ordinary glass blocks with lights behind created an 
amazing but inexpensive effect for a theater or storefront.
 
 GLASS BLOCKS
    
1938 glass block structure Italy photograph
1938 office lobby, Italy   Click images twice for full size
  
  GLASS BLOCKS
  
giant 1938 glass block window photograph
1938 Americans waited to the clacking sound of a typewriter.  
By 1980, it was a digital printer making noise . . . a loud 
screeching sound . . . the receptionist dressed in triangular
 pastels with severe hair and a glittery lightning bolt on
her cheek.
  
  GLASS BLOCKS
  
1938 glass block Dutch school photograph
 A 1938 Dutch school with an interesting sphere-shaped light at lower left
  
  GLASS BLOCKS
  
1942 vintage glass block interior photgraph
1942
 
GLASS BLOCKS
 
1946 glass block shower photograph
 a 1946 shower stall
  
 GLASS BLOCKS
   
1950 restaurant interior photograph
a 1950? glass block lunch counter in a multi-mirrored area.  
"Ready for your bill Hon?"
   
 GLASS BLOCKS
     


(20 seconds, no sound)  THIS scrap of old video somehow survived deletion,
and now serves our GLASS BLOCK topic.  Click arrow to play
   
GLASS BLOCKS
     
BRUNO TAUT'S GLASHOUSE
In 1914 Bruno Taut built a glass pavilion to showcase the 
German glass industry.  see images full size
  
     
BRUNO TAUT GLASHOUSE 1914 photograph of interior waterfall
    

  We can see the photographer in those foreground spheres.
  
     
BRUNO TAUT GLASHOUSE 1914 photograph of upper interior
  Sadly the glass house was dismantled,
but could it have survived two world wars?
  
   
BRUNO TAUT GLASHOUSE 1914 photograph of glass block stairs


Here's my comedy-jazz song about Jane Hathaway 
as the voice of reason on the Beverly Hillbillies . . .
 
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