Conservatory, the: Gardens Under Glass

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Elegant and magnificent, conservatories reveal fascinating social, cultural, botanical and engineering advances as they have evolved across history. Through evocative archival and contemporary photographs, drawings of landmark structures, and graceful, accessible text, this title celebrates the patrons and designers who advanced the technology and architectural majesty of these light-filled structures.First appearing in the eighteenth century as simple structures designed to protect fruit trees and other delicate plants from harsh European winters, conservatories became grand glass houses that spread across the European continent, to the Americas, and ultimately around the world. Featuring Australia's own Adelaide Botanic Gardens, this title conveys the importance of conservatories and the efforts to conserve phenomenal plants and their environments.
ISBN 9781616898274. Princeton Architectural Press.
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Elegant and magnificent, conservatories reveal fascinating social, cultural, botanical and engineering advances as they have evolved across history. Through evocative archival and contemporary photographs, drawings of landmark structures, and graceful, accessible text, this title celebrates the patrons and designers who advanced the technology and architectural majesty of these light-filled structures.First appearing in the eighteenth century as simple structures designed to protect fruit trees and other delicate plants from harsh European winters, conservatories became grand glass houses that spread across the European continent, to the Americas, and ultimately around the world. Featuring Australia's own Adelaide Botanic Gardens, this title conveys the importance of conservatories and the efforts to conserve phenomenal plants and their environments.
  • Author
    Alan Stein & Nancy Virts
  • Publisher
    Princeton Architectural Press
  • Release
    September 2020
  • Binding
    hb
  • Format
    256 pages. 210 colour & 49 b/w ills. 22.9 x 30.5 cm
  • Status for WholeSale
    o/s due 15/10/20sea
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    available