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1 1608
Hix, John
The Glass House
Phaidon Press, Incorporated
New York, NY, U.S.A., 1996

First Printing
Hard Cover
As New, As New
0714832111 / 9780714832111



4to. 239 pgs. As New hardcover in As New jacket, clean and unmarked. Illustrated throughout with historic and contemporary drawings, etchings, lithographs and photographs. The author 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 support systems capable of maintaining a suitable microenvironment. Sections: Introduction, Beginnings, This Liberal and Improving Age, The Artificial Climate, The Automatic Garden, The Grand Private Conservatory, Industrialization and Mass-Marketing, Glass in the Public Garden, The Crystal Palace and After, The Great Exhibitions, Expressionists and Beyond, Notes, Bibliography, Index. Large book, about 10x11.5 inches. ISBN 0714832111. #1608.

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