Show simple item record

dc.coverage.spatialSite: London, England, United Kingdomen_US
dc.coverage.temporal1826-1830 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorFowler, Charlesen_US
dc.date1826-1830en_US
dc.date.accessioned2013-01-25T19:28:56Z
dc.date.available2013-01-25T19:28:56Z
dc.date.issued1826-1830en_US
dc.identifier183994en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 1775en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/94885
dc.descriptionLateral curved wing, exterior elevation; Syon Park borders the Thames, looking across the river to Kew Gardens, and near its banks is a tidal meadow flooded twice a day by the river. It contains more than 200 species of rare trees. Although the park and lake were designed by Capability Brown in 1760, their character today is nineteenth century. The circular pool has a copy of Giambologna's Mercury. The Great Conservatory in the gardens, designed by Charles Fowler in 1826 and completed in 1830, was the first conservatory to be built from metal and glass on a large scale. It was originally designed to act as a show house for the Duke's exotic plants and inspired Joseph Paxton in his designs for the Crystal Palace. Source: Wikipedia; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Main_Page (accessed 6/15/2009)en_US
dc.format.mediumgunmetal (cast-iron), Bath stone and glassen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectural exteriorsen_US
dc.subjectengineering and industryen_US
dc.subjectmanufacturingen_US
dc.subjectplantsen_US
dc.subjectGardensen_US
dc.subjectbotanyen_US
dc.subjectbotanical collectionsen_US
dc.subjectglasshouseen_US
dc.subjectrare plantsen_US
dc.subjectNineteenth centuryen_US
dc.subjectVictorianen_US
dc.titleGreat Conservatory, Syon Parken_US
dc.title.alternativeSyon House Conservatoryen_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-FC-SHC-D1en_US
vra.culturalContextBritishen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling) metalworkingen_US
vra.worktypegreenhouseen_US
dc.contributor.displayCharles Fowler (British architect, 1792-1867)en_US


Files in this item

541.2Kb
JPEG image
1.607Mb
JPEG image
24.41Kb
JPEG image

This item appears in the following Collection(s)

Show simple item record