GLASS HOUSE OF DREAMS celebrates the city of Baltimore's landmark Victorian glass palace-one of the last surviving architectural treasures in historic Druid Hill Park. Using original lithographic postcards drawn from her own collection, author Margaret Haviland Stansbury takes readers back in time to a moment in history when glass houses captured the imaginations of urbanites across the nation and around the world. The centerpiece of the book is a portfolio of stunning new photographs by David Simpson. Simpson captures in breathtaking detail not only the elegance of this architectural gem, but also gives the reader an intimate perspective of the beauty of the Conservatory's individual plants, flowers and even unexpected guests, like the Conservatory's mascot, a cat named Mango. The book's author, Margaret Haviland Stansbury, is founder of the non-profit Baltimore Conservatory Association that worked with the city to bring the Conservatory back to life. The original Palm House, with its 175 glass windows (many of them curved), is once again lush with exotic flora from around the world as it was when it first opened in 1888. Glass House of Dreams celebrates the past, present and future of The Howard Peters Rawlings Conservatory and Botanic Gardens, which is poised to capture the imaginations of a new generation of visitors.
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Book Description Palm House Studios, Inc., 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M098287040X
Book Description Palm House Studios, Inc., 2010. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P11098287040X