The Conservatory: Gardens Under Glass
Publisher: Princeton Architectural Press, 2020, ISBN: 9781616898274, Format: Hardcover, 229 x 305mm, 256pp
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.