Glass Houses: A History of Greenhouses, Orangeries and Conservatories
Aurum Press, 1988 - Architecture - 216 pages
This is the classic work on the subject, tracing the history - architectural, botanical and social - of the glass houses, from Roman times, to the height of their popularity in the 18th and early 19th centuries.
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