Conservatories, Orangeries and Greenhouses: Historical Precedent, Modern Relevance with Nancy Virts co founder and Alan Stein, President and Director of Architecture Tanglewood Conservatories
Where did the idea for orangeries and conservatories originate and how did they develop into the grand glass palaces that reached their zenith during the Victorian era? What is their relevance for architects today? In this session, we will explore the historical, artistic, and cultural factors that drove the design of these unique building forms. Learn why, after more than 250 years, they are cherished anew and continue to be at the forefront of technological developments in architecture and engineering.
Afternoon tea will be served after the lecture.
Guests Welcome: Guest Fee $30
Institution or Organization name - Greenwich Decorative Arts Society