The Glass House

The Glass House

By: Hix, John

Price: $38.00


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.

Title: The Glass House

Author: Hix, John

Categories: Gift Ideas, First Editions, History, The Arts, Art, Illustrators, Botany, Gardening, Horticulture, Non-Fiction, Text and Reference Books, COMPLETE CATALOG,

Edition: First Printing

Publisher: New York, NY, U.S.A., Phaidon Press, Incorporated, 1996

ISBN: 0714832111

ISBN 13: 9780714832111

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: As New

Jacket Condition: As New

Size: 4to - 9¾ Inches-12 inches tall

Seller ID: 1608

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