Glasshouses

Glasshouses

Glasshouses were now within the reach of the burgeoning middle classes, and their manufacture created a new and lucrative market that was met by firms offering prefabricated glasshouses to suit every need. Timber-framed houses became ...

Author: Fiona Grant

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780747813941

Category: Architecture

Page: 72

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Since the early seventeenth century, when the cultivation of exotic plants and fruit became fashionable in northern Europe, glasshouses have offered an artificial climate in which they could flourish. At first these structures were within reach only of the very richest, and growing one's own oranges, orchids, pineapples or bananas was a sign of great wealth; but by the mid-nineteenth century manufacturers emerged to cater for a growing middle-class market. Glasshouses became increasingly sophisticated, with different types tailored to house specific crops, and manufacturers competing with one another by developing their own house styles, leading to a wealth of designs endlessly fascinating to the garden or architectural historian. In Glasshouses, Fiona Grant provides an illustrated introduction to the subject, including the twentieth century decline and recent attempts at restoration.
Categories: Architecture

Glasshouses

Glasshouses

Stuart Barnes. Stuart Barncs Glass houses UDP WINNER OF THE 2015 THOMAS SHAPCOTT POETRY PRIZE Merrily, merrily shall I live now Under the blossom that.

Author: Stuart Barnes

Publisher: Univ. of Queensland Press

ISBN: 9780702257735

Category: Poetry

Page: 104

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Glasshouses is an inventive, incandescent collection by one of Australia's most talented new poets. Drawing on a number of complex techniques, Stuart Barnes illuminates both city and coastal life, with allusions to classical and contemporary culture. Replete with extraordinary imagery, the poems maintain a beautiful accessibility and coherence despite their continually twisting, even disjointed figures.
Categories: Poetry

Glasshouse Greenhouse

Glasshouse Greenhouse

University of Oxford Botanic Garden, Oxford, UK The glasshouses at the Oxford Botanic Garden are a collection that is particularly close to our hearts. They were the first that we visited and must have made quite an impact as we haven't ...

Author: India Hobson

Publisher: Pavilion

ISBN: 9781911624967

Category: Gardening

Page: 224

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The authors have a talent for storytelling through images the photography throughout is exceptional.
Categories: Gardening

Glasshouses

Glasshouses

In Glasshouses, Fiona Grant provides an illustrated introduction to the subject, including the twentieth century decline and recent attempts at restoration.

Author: Fiona Grant

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9780747813934

Category: Architecture

Page: 72

View: 632

Since the early seventeenth century, when the cultivation of exotic plants and fruit became fashionable in northern Europe, glasshouses have offered an artificial climate in which they could flourish. At first these structures were within reach only of the very richest, and growing one's own oranges, orchids, pineapples or bananas was a sign of great wealth; but by the mid-nineteenth century manufacturers emerged to cater for a growing middle-class market. Glasshouses became increasingly sophisticated, with different types tailored to house specific crops, and manufacturers competing with one another by developing their own house styles, leading to a wealth of designs endlessly fascinating to the garden or architectural historian. In Glasshouses, Fiona Grant provides an illustrated introduction to the subject, including the twentieth century decline and recent attempts at restoration.
Categories: Architecture

Bruno Taut s Design Inspiration for the Glashaus

Bruno Taut s Design Inspiration for the Glashaus

The heating of the new glasshouse complex was accomplished by four boilers that circulated steam in iron pipes to the individual glasshouses. Consequently, in the summer of 1910, the first Dahlem Victoria regia was brought to bloom in ...

Author: David Nielsen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317499787

Category: Architecture

Page: 172

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As a formative exemplar of early architectural modernism, Bruno Taut’s seminal exhibition pavilion the Glashaus (literally translated Glasshouse) is logically part of the important debate of rethinking the origins of modernism. However, the historical record of Bruno Taut’s Glashaus has been primarily established by one art historian and critic. As a result the historical record of the Glashaus is significantly skewed toward a singlular notion of Expressionism and surprisingly excludes Taut’s diverse motives for the design of the building. In an effort to clarify the problematic historical record of the Glashaus, this book exposes Bruno Taut’s motives and inspirations for its design. The result is that Taut’s motives can be found in yet unacknowledged precedents like the botanical inspiration of the Victoria regia lily; the commercial interests of Frederick Keppler as the Director of the Deutche Luxfer Prismen Syndikat; and imitation that derived openly from the Gothic. The outcome is a substantial contribution to the re-evaluation of the generally accepted histories of the modern movement in architecture.
Categories: Architecture

Symposium on Glasshouse Construction and Automation

Symposium on Glasshouse Construction and Automation

Four different types of experimental glasshouses of the same area . light transmission but also in air volume , each of these four points is very constant ventilation capacity , temperature pattern , but the levels of the temperature at ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: WISC:89098937295

Category: Greenhouse management

Page: 96

View: 742

Categories: Greenhouse management

Annual Report Glasshouse Crops Research Institute

Annual Report   Glasshouse Crops Research Institute

Glasshouse Crops Research Institute (Littlehampton, England). % # F: Ef # Sets of Colour Slides Sets of 35mm colour slides complete with brief lecture notes. The number of slides in each set is given in brackets. No. No. No. No. No. No.

Author: Glasshouse Crops Research Institute (Littlehampton, England)

Publisher:

ISBN: CORNELL:31924055564557

Category: Greenhouse management

Page:

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Categories: Greenhouse management

Commercial Glasshouse Crops

Commercial Glasshouse Crops

Heating and Ventilating Engineers , gave an excellent description of district heating in Europe and U.S.A. * In Germany at least three large power stations erected glasshouses in their vicinity in an attempt to show that power , steam ...

Author: William Fleming Bewley

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4119700

Category: Forcing (Plants)

Page: 523

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Categories: Forcing (Plants)

Chinese Market Gardening in Australia and New Zealand

Chinese Market Gardening in Australia and New Zealand

Among the earliest market gardeners in New Zealand to establish a full-scale glasshouse was Joe Ah Chan, who established a market garden in Thames in 1923 with his wife and family, and grew glasshouse tomatoes.197 Glasshouses were a ...

Author: Joanna Boileau

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319518718

Category: History

Page: 327

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This book offers a fresh perspective on the Chinese diaspora. It is about the mobilisation of knowledge across time and space, exploring the history of Chinese market gardening in Australia and New Zealand. It enlarges our understanding of processes of technological change and human mobility, highlighting the mobility of migrants as an essential element in the mobility and adaptation of technologies. Truly multidisciplinary, Chinese Market Gardening in Australia and New Zealand incorporates elements of economic, agricultural, social, cultural and environmental history, along with archaeology, to document how Chinese market gardeners from subtropical southern China adapted their horticultural techniques and technologies to novel environments and the demands of European consumers. It shows that they made a significant contribution to the economies of Australia and New Zealand, developing flexible strategies to cope with the vagaries of climate and changing business and social environments which were often hostile towards Asian immigrants. Chinese Market Gardening in Australia and New Zealand will appeal to students and scholars in the fields of the Chinese diaspora, in particular the history of the Chinese in Australasia; the history of technology; horticultural and garden history; and environmental history, as well as Asian studies more generally.
Categories: History

Glasshouses

Glasshouses

BLE. Grace, a talented glass-blower takes a cottage in Derbyshire accompanied by her apprentice Terry. Their relationship is disturbed by a man-hating ghost and further complications arise when Grace's ex-husband makes an appearance.

Author: Penelope Farmer

Publisher: Victor Gollancz

ISBN: 0575043156

Category: Fiction in English, 1945- - Texts

Page: 215

View: 234

BLE. Grace, a talented glass-blower takes a cottage in Derbyshire accompanied by her apprentice Terry. Their relationship is disturbed by a man-hating ghost and further complications arise when Grace's ex-husband makes an appearance.
Categories: Fiction in English, 1945- - Texts