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Glass House, The

Hix, John

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ISBN 10: 0262080761 / ISBN 13: 9780262080767
Published by The MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass, 1974
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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208 pages. Illustrated throughout, traces the evolution of greenhouse construction. Minor rubbing and edge wear on dust jacket, otherwise, in very good condition. Record # 852507. Bookseller Inventory # 852507

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Title: Glass House, The

Publisher: The MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass

Publication Date: 1974

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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This is a comprehensive survey of glasshouses. The book traces the evolution of glass enclosures from the mid 16th-century, when the desire to nuture exotic plants in often hostile climates led to the development of the glasshouse and the ingenious mechanical servicing systems, capable of creating their own artificial micro-climates. Through the technical advances in the early 19th century, large-scale constructions were built initially for private individuals and botanical societies. Towards the mid-century, with the advent of mass production and specialist component systems, the fashioning of modular constructions such as the Crystal Palace became possible.

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The Glasshouse traces the evolution of glass enclosures from the mid-seventeenth century when the desire to nurture exotic plants in a foreign and often hostile climate led to the development of the glasshouse and ingenious mechanical servicing systems, capable of creating its own artificial microclimate. The Glasshouse charts the work of innovators such as Joseph Paxton and J. C. Loudon, and proceeds to examine their influence on the pioneers of twentieth-century design such as Paul Scheerbart and Bruno Taut. The Glasshouse is richly illustrated from a wealth of historic and contemporary etchings, lithographs and photographs. It will appeal to the specialist and the enthusiastic gardener alike.

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