Greenhouses and Conservatories


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From the Orangery to the Conservatory People have been looking for ways to protect fragile and tender plants since ancient China and the Roman Empire. Today's greenhouses originated in the mobile shelters designed in the Renaissance for the new species--orange and lemon trees, rare and precious spices--brought back to Europe during the great Age of Exploration. Glass Palaces Until the early nineteenth century, greenhouses were the exclusive plaything of the aristocracy. It was the Industrial Revolution, coupled with the ...

Greenhouses and Conservatories 2001, Flammarion-Pere Castor

ISBN-13: 9782080105851