Nature Inside

Nature Inside Plants and Flowers in the Modern Interior

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The story of how plants and flowers have shaped interior design for over 200 years

From ferns in 19th-century British parlors to contemporary "living walls" in commercial spaces, plants and flowers have long been incorporated into the design of public and private spaces. Spanning 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.

Book information

ISBN: 9780300244021
Publisher: Yale University Press
Imprint: Yale University Press
Pub date:
DEWEY: 747.98
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 4371
Number of pages: 224
Weight: 1050g
Height: 197mm
Width: 263mm
Spine width: 28mm