Paper $19.95 ISBN: 9780615325910 Will Publish January 2010 For sale in North and South America only

Missouri Botanical Garden Climatron

A Celebration of 50 Years

Eric Mumford

Missouri Botanical Garden Climatron

Eric Mumford

Distributed for Missouri Botanical Garden Press

Editing and Contributions by Elizabeth McNulty
108 pages | 88 color plates, 32 halftones,19 3D images | 11 3/4 x 8 1/4
Paper $19.95 ISBN: 9780615325910 Will Publish January 2010 For sale in North and South America only
The Climatron® is perhaps the most iconic and famed building at the Missouri Botanical Garden, noted as the first geodesic dome to be used as a greenhouse when constructed in 1960. It was named one of the 100 most significant architectural achievements in U.S. history by the U.S. Bicentennial Commission of Architects. The free-standing structure, designed by St. Louis architects Murphy and Mackey, incorporates the principles of R. Buckminster Fuller, who patented the geodesic dome design. Archival photos convey the story of the plans, people, art, architecture and engineering that went into the iconic structure, while contemporary pictures provide a glimpse of the Climatron as enjoyed today. A special section of three-dimensional images brings the conservatory to life when viewed through the “3-D” glasses included in each book.
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