Stainless Steel Surfaces : A Guide to Alloys, Finishes, Fabrication and Maintenance in Architecture and Art


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ISBN 9781119541547

Zahner, L. William






Weight 0.738 kg
Dimensions 1.8 × 18.8 × 23.3 cm


A full-color guide for architects and design professionals to the selection and application of stainless steel

Stainless Steel Surfaces offers an authoritative and comprehensive guide to the application of stainless steel to create surfaces for building exteriors, interiors, and art finishes. The first volume in Zahner’s Architectural Metals Series, the book is a visual, full-color book filled with the information needed to ensure proper maintenance of stainless steel and suggestions for fabrication techniques. The author-a noted expert in the field-covers a range of topics including the history of the metal, choosing the right alloy, information on a variety of surface and chemical finishes, and facts on corrosion resistance.

Stainless Steel Surfaces is filled with illustrative case studies that offer strategies for designing and executing successful projects using stainless steel. All the books in the Zahner’s Architectural Metals Series offer in-depth coverage of today’s most commonly used metals in architecture and art. This important book:

* Contains a comprehensive guide to the use and maintenance of stainless steel surfaces in architecture and art

* Features full-color images of a range of stainless steel finishes, colors, textures, and forms

* Presents case studies with performance data that feature strategies on how to design and execute successful projects using stainless steel

* Offers methods to address corrosion, before and after it occurs

* Discusses the environmental impact of stainless steel from the creation process through application

* Explains the significance of the different alloys and the forms available to the designer

* Discusses what to expect when using stainless steel in various exposures

Architecture professionals, metal fabricators, developers, architecture students and instructors, designers, and artists working with metals, Stainless Steel Surfaces offers a logical framework for the selection and application of stainless steel in all aspects of architecture.

About the author
L. WILLIAM ZAHNER is President and CEO of A. Zahner Company, Inc. and Chairman of Metalabs LLC, an internationally recognized expert on the design and use of architectural metals. He has authored two books on architectural metals, Architectural Metal Surfaces and Architectural Metals: A Guide to Selection, Specification, and Performance, both from Wiley.

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