A full-color guide for architects and design professionals to the selection and application of aluminum Aluminum Surfaces, second in William Zahner's Architectural Metals Series, provides a comprehensive and authoritative treatment of aluminum applications in architecture and art. It offers architecture and design professionals the information they need to ensure proper maintenance and fabrication techniques through detailed information and full color images. It covers everything from the history of the metal and choosing the right alloy, to detailed information on a variety of surface and chemical finishes and corrosion resistance. The book also features case studies offering architecture and design professionals strategies for designing and executing successful projects using aluminum. Aluminum Surfaces is filled with illustrative case studies that offer strategies for designing and executing successful projects using aluminum. All the books in 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 aluminum surfaces in architecture and art Features full-color images of a variety of aluminum finishes, colors, textures, and forms Includes case studies with performance data that feature strategies on how to design and execute successful projects using aluminum Offers methods to address corrosion, before and after it occurs Discusses the environmental impact of aluminum from the creation process through application Explains the significance of the different alloys and the forms available to the designer Discusses expectations when using aluminum in various exposures For architecture professionals, metal fabricators, developers, architecture students and instructors, designers, and artists working with metals, Aluminum Surfaces offers a logical framework for the selection and application of aluminum in all aspects of architecture.