copertina di The Sainsbury Laboratory

Black Dog Publishing

The Sainsbury Laboratory: Science, Architecture, Art

€35.00
di S.Day J.Parker S.Rose
 

The new Sainsbury Laboratory in Cambridges Botanic Garden, opening in late 2011, will be the leading international centre for the study of plant science, and enabled by the bequest of the Sainsbury family. The book is divided into three sections; science, architecture and art. The science refers to the scientific practice of the laboratory, the architecture to the cutting-edge building and the art to the profiled artists who are involved in the project. The Sainsbury Laboratory provides a brief history of plant science, with Darwinist theory setting the context for the centre and todays research. The Botanic Garden first opened in Cambridge in 1762. It was shortly after this that Professor John Stevens Henslow first undertook his studies into plants, and planted trees to use as teaching aids; amongst his students was Charles Darwin. Henslows teachings in Cambridge are thought to be the inspiration by which Darwin set out his own thinking. Both Henslows and Darwins plant specimens are housed in the Herbarium at the laboratory, which holds a collection of over one million plant specimens from all over the world and from throughout the

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'The new Sainsbury Laboratory in Cambridge's Botanic Garden, opening in late 2011, will be the leading international centre for the study of plant science, and enabled by the bequest of the Sainsbury family. The book is divided into three sections; 'science', 'architecture' and 'art'. The 'science' refers to the scientific practice of the laboratory, the 'architecture' to the cutting-edge building and the 'art' to the profiled artists who are involved in the project.'

 
Veste editoriale: Cartonato + DVD
Formato: 19x25
Pagine: 192
Immagini a colori: 166
Lingua: GB
Anno: 2012
 
ISBN: 9781907317453