Wednesday, December 11, 2013 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Description: Beginning in the early nineteenth century, and lasting for the next 50 years, the popularity of the glass conservatory grew along with the plants they displayed. Join Alan Stein for a unique look at the rich history of great conservatories of centuries past. Learn about their architectural significance and revisit the tales of woe that befell some of these beautiful spaces forever lost in time, including several here in Maryland.
Stein holds a degree in architecture from the University of Maryland and speaks internationally on the historic precedents of 19th-century glass architecture. He is president and director of architecture of Tanglewood Conservatories, an American company specializing in the design, manufacture and installation of conservatories, greenhouses, and skylight systems worldwide.
This program is free for members and free with admission for non-members.
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