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The Conservatory: Gardens Under Glass

Princeton Architectural Press

The Conservatory: Gardens Under Glass

$120.00

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.

About the author

Alan Stein is President and Director of Architecture at Tanglewood Conservatories, Ltd., founded in 1993 with his wife and business partner, Nancy Virts. The company's mission is to conceive and build the finest classical and modern glass conservatories. Tanglewood's work has been published in Architectural Digest, Garden Design Magazine, The New York Times, Town & County and other periodicals around the world. Alan studied design at the California College of Art and graduated from the University of Maryland with a professional degree in architecture. He lives in Maryland.

Nancy Virts is cofounder of Tanglewood Conservatories, Ltd., with her husband and business partner, Alan Stein. The company conceives and builds the finest classical and modern glass conservatories. Tanglewood's work has been published in Architectural Digest, Garden Design magazine, the New York Times, Town & Country, and other periodicals around the world.

Alan Stein & Nancy Virts
Published September 2020
Hardcover
256 pages
229mm x 305mm
ISBN 9781616898274


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