miércoles, 14 de noviembre de 2012

#books |architecture | The Sainsbury Laboratory: science, architecture, art

The Sainsbury Laboratory: science, architecture, art / Stephen Day, John Parker, Steve Rose
Black Dog, London : 2011
191 p. : il. + 1 DVD
ISBN 9781907317453
Biblioteca Sbc Aprendizaje A-727.5 SAI

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

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