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Glasshouses (Shire Library)

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Fiona Grant is a garden historian with a particular interest in productive gardens and the role of glasshouses in supplying food throughout the year. She is one of the founding members of the Walled Kitchen Gardens Network and advises on the restoration of both gardens and glasshouses.

Synopsis:

Introduction

The Orangery

An Age of Experimentation

Early Iron-Framed Glasshouses

The Paxton Effect

The Mass-Produced Glasshouse

Restoration

List of Manufacturers

Places to Visit

Further Reading

Index

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Table of Contents

The orangeries and glasshouses that stand in the gardens of many stately homes help to tell a three-century story of garden fashion. They reflect both the architectural and social trends of their time, but above all show an increasing ability to tailor the buildings to the needs of the plants within. Starting with the Restoration fashion for cultivating pineapples, oranges and bananas within palatial orangeries, Fiona Grant then explains the development of glasshouses through the eighteenth century into the heyday of diversification and specialisation that charaterized the Victorian period, to the eventual decline of great glasshouses after the First World War. The role of the glasshouse as a display of status and of an interest in botany, technology and architecture is explored, and the book is colorfully illustrated throughout.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780747812463
Author:
Grant, Fiona
Publisher:
Shire Publications
Subject:
History
Subject:
Architecture -- History.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Shire Library
Series Volume:
747
Publication Date:
20130731
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
20 MONO; 40 COLOUR
Pages:
72
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.89 x 0.3 in 0.36 lb

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History and Social Science » World History » General
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Home and Garden » Gardening » Greenhouses
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"Synopsis" by , Introduction

The Orangery

An Age of Experimentation

Early Iron-Framed Glasshouses

The Paxton Effect

The Mass-Produced Glasshouse

Restoration

List of Manufacturers

Places to Visit

Further Reading

Index

"Synopsis" by , CN
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