The Conservatory: Gardens Under Glass
Conservatories are magic. Tropical gardens nestled in the center of bustling cities, they act as a sanctuary to all that walk through their steamy doors.
"In an extraordinary and meticulous overview spanning oceans and eras, Alan Stein and Nancy Virts reveal the course of the plant conservatory and find it ever growing in importance and impact. From private to public, from old-world opulent to bracingly modern, (the projects in) The Conservatory paint a portrait of the glasshouse as a space that is constantly reinvented in response to changing thought, form, and function, even as it retains its essential purpose-to connect people to nature. Conservatories inspire, educate, and change how we see the world in ways that are especially needed today. As The Conservatory illuminates their rich history, its light points toward embracing the future," Richard V. Piacentini, President and Chief Executive Officer, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
Hardback, measures 12.25" x 9.25"