June 6, 2023


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A conservatory is additional than a criminal offense scene location in the common board sport, “Clue.”

For a single point, the notion has countless numbers of many years of background at the rear of it. According to Merriam-Webster, the first regarded use of the phrase to explain a glasshouse for rising plants was in the mid-17th century. That parallels with a Wikipedia entry, which states that they originated close to this time when wealthy English landowners sought to cultivate citrus fruits brought by traders from warmer areas of the Mediterranean. 

In “The Conservatory: Gardens Below Glass,” authors Alan Stein and Nancy Virts make the case that these constructions initially appeared even previously, in Ancient Rome during the reign of Tiberius.

Stein and Virts are the founders of Tanglewood Conservatories, a Maryland firm that specializes in the style and development of custom conservatories and other glass buildings. Filled with evocative archival and present-day photographs and drawings of landmark constructions, the book’s graceful, accessible textual content celebrates all those who superior the technological innovation and the architectural majesty of these gentle-crammed constructions.

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