Sir Joseph Paxton


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Paxton, Sir Joseph,

1803–65, English architect, noted for his use of glass and iron in a proto-modern manner. Beginning his career as a gardener and estate manager, he then built two greenhouses at Chatsworth, Derbyshire, for the duke of Devonshire. The first was the great conservatory (1836–40); the second was a smaller building, designed to protect the Victoria Regia water lily. This work served as a model for the Crystal PalaceCrystal Palace,
building designed by Sir Joseph Paxton and erected in Hyde Park, London, for the Great Exhibition in 1851. In 1854 it was removed to Sydenham, where, until its damage by fire in 1936, it housed a museum of sculpture, pictures, and architecture and was used for
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, built for the Great Exhibition of 1851. He was knighted for the success of this design.

Paxton, Sir Joseph

(1801–1865)
English architect who designed the Crystal Palace, London, England (1851). It was the first prefabricated building constructed in iron, glass, and laminated wood.
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To commemorate this forgotten hero, Kate Colquhoun has written a fascinating biography entitled A Thing in Disguise: The Visionary Life of Sir Joseph Paxton (HarperCollins, pounds 18.
Some of the species which faced the axe were planted when the world famous head gardener Sir Joseph Paxton designed the cemetery in the nineteenth century.
The original design by Sir Joseph Paxton included a plot of land for ``high class'' Victorian housing, but the work was never completed.
Sir Joseph Paxton (1801-65) remodelled the gardens at Chatsworth House, building the conservatory and lily house.
Among the packed and appreciative audience was Sir Joseph Paxton, Coventry MP, and famed gardener and designer of the Crystal Palace.
The original design by Sir Joseph Paxton included a plot of land for "high class" Victorian housing, but the local economy began to decline and the work was never completed.
Terri Carta, Central Park Conservancy's director of programs, said: "What started in Birkenhead Park with Frederick Law Olmsted and Sir Joseph Paxton as an exchange of ideas and the ideal of a public park - providing an experience of nature for all people -- is being continued today through the relationship between Central Park Conservancy and the Wirral council.
Many may not think of a cemetery as a garden, but this one was constructed as a "garden of the dead" with beautiful landscaped grounds laid out by architect, gardener and Coventry MP Sir Joseph Paxton, who became the head gardener at Chatsworth House and also designed the Crystal Palace in 1851.
The aim is to return the 226-acre park, which was created by landscape gardener Sir Joseph Paxton, to its Victorian splendour.
The park was opened in 1847, designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, and was the first public park in the world.
Sir Joseph Paxton, who designed the Crystal Palace, built in London in 1851, drew up the plans for one of the country's first municipal graveyards in London Road, Coventry, in 1845.
BIRKENHEAD PARK: Acknowledged to be the first publicly-funded park in Britain it was designed by Sir Joseph Paxton, whose concept was to create an idealised countryside landscape of open meadows and naturalistic woodland belts.