In the days before refrigeration, the very wealthy would use specially designed icehouses to store food from one season to the next. This book examines the design and development of icehouses, using many illustrations to explain how they worked and how they improved as scientific knowledge increased. With a detailed description of the different uses of icehouses, as well as examples of some of the most elaborately decorative structures, this book provides a rare insight into an intriguing subject.
About the Author
i"?Tim Buxbaum is a chartered architect in private practice in Suffolk. This book stems from his interest in garden architecture, which is reflected in his other publications, Scottish Garden Buildings, From Food to Folly, and, for Shire Publications, Scottish Doocots and Pargeting.