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The glasshouse

Author: John Hix
Publisher: London : Phaidon, 2005, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The evolution of the glass building from its humble hothouse origins. When John Ruskin disparaged the Crystal Palace as 'a great cucumber frame', he hit upon a truism. Representing the zenith of Victorian glasshouses, the Crystal Palace epitomized a building type that had been developed by horticulturists and garden specialists on a sophisticated level and a spectacular scale. John Hix's ground-breaking book on the  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Hix
ISBN: 0714845256 9780714845258
OCLC Number: 60537284
Notes: "First published 1996"--Title page verso.
Description: 239 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Contents: I. Beginnings --
II. This liberal and improving age --
III. The artificial climate --
IV. The automatic garden --
V. The grand private conservatory --
VI. Industrialization and mass-marketing --
VII. Glass in the public garden --
VIII. The crystal palace and after --
IX. The great exhibitions --
X. Expressionists and beyond.
Other Titles: Glass house
Responsibility: John Hix.
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'Well illustrated with photographs, plans, sections and etchings, the book is primarily a tribute to the wonderful glass palaces of the past. As such, it's a clear winner.' (House & Garden) 'A Read more...

 
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