Nature Inside

Nature Inside: Plants and Flowers in the Modern Interior (Yale University Press 2020) by Penny Sparke explores the use of indoor plants in architecture.

35,00 

In stock

Nature Inside: Plants and Flowers in the Modern Interior (Yale University Press 2020) by Penny Sparke explores the use of indoor plants in architecture.

From a fern in the 19th-century British parlour, to the mother-in-law’s tongues in Alvar Aalto’s 1930s Helsinki home, to the living wall in a fashion store on London’s Regent Street, plants and flowers have played a complex and vital role in our private and public interiors over the past two centuries.

Nature Inside explores the history and popularity of indoor plants, revealing the close relationship between architecture, interior design, and nature. Studying the international modern interior through the lens of plants in the human environment, author Penny Sparke attributes a degree of the interest in indoor plants to urbanization, and, more recently, the climate crisis, which serve as ongoing reminders that people must maintain a connection to, and respect for, the natural world. While architectural and interior design styles have evolved alongside the popularity of various plant species, the human need to bring nature indoors has remained constant.
– Penny Sparke, Nature Inside: Plants and Flowers in the Modern Interior (Yale University Press, 2020)

The text is in English. The book is lavishly illustrated with photographs.

Our copy in stock is in excellent condition. The pages are clean, no markings. The binding is firm. The covers show no signs of use.

Weight 1034 g
Dimensions 26,3 × 19,7 × 2,5 cm
Author(s)

Penny Sparke

Publisher

Yale University Press

Publishing year

2020

Language

Images

colour & b&w photos

Binding

Hardcover

Condition

Number of pages

224

ISBN

978-0-300-24402-1