The history of the glass roof goes back to roughly the end of the eighteenth century, when a five-thousand-year-old material began to be used in architecturally unprecedented ways. The development was centred in an evolving new building type-the glass-framed horticultural conservatory. This, the third title in the series, deals with glass canopies, tracing the history of the use of glass in building and focusing on five specific case studies.
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