Sugli orologiai: Giovanni Padovani, De compositione et usu multiformium horologiorum solarium (1582); Raffaele Mirami, Compendiosa introduzione alla prima parte della specularia
Gallen project Specularia
comes to mind, for example) and also--more obviously--to that of his onetime teacher Michael Asher, whose subtle displacements addressed both the specific histories of the institutions in which he worked and the wider cultures in which those institutions were established.
Pineapples were also grown in glass structures fittingly called "pineries." Constructed from translucent sheets of mica or oiled cloth, "Specularia
," go back to the Roman emperor Tiberius who, in 30 A.D., needed to have his desire for cucumbers satiated out of season.