Great Conservatories Of The 19th Century & The Architecture Behind Them
February 20, 6 -8 p.m.
By Alan Stein, owner of Tanglewood Conservatories
Space is limited. $20/ticket.
This lecture will explore the rich history of great conservatories and the architectural significance of their use of glass, innovative in the 19th Century. Revisit spaces that are gone but not forgotten, lost to the ravages of time and budget cuts, some in Baltimore City Parks. Learn about enduring gems worldwide, which have influenced the design of conservatories from the 19th Century through today.
Alan’s forthcoming book “Conservatory Architecture- A Celebration of Structure, Light and Life” chronicles the historical development and current resurgence of interest in the great glass houses of the nineteenth century. Alan recently delivered this lecture to a sold-out crowd at the Chesapeake Bay Maritime Museum. This lecture is co-sponsored by Tanglewood Conservatories and AIA Baltimore.
For further information, or to register, please call 410-396-0008, or purchase tickets with Paypal through our partners, the Friends of Druid Hill Park. All proceeds directly benefit the Rawlings Conservatory & Botanic Gardens.
Alan Stein is an internationally recognized authority on the history, design and manufacture of traditional glass architecture. He is President and Director of Architecture at Tanglewood Conservatories, Ltd, the company he founded in 1993 with his wife and design partner Nancy Virts. The company’s mission is to conceive and build the finest, most original conservatories and greenhouses in the world. He draws inspiration from the historic glass houses of nineteenth century Europe and America.
Alan studied design at the California College of Art and graduated from the University of Maryland with a professional degree in architecture. He has been active in local chapters of the National Association of Home Builders, the National Association of the Remodeling Industry and has served on the Advisory Board of UMMAP, the Manufacturing Extension Partnership program affiliate for the State of Maryland. He currently sits on the Corporate Advisory Board of the Architecture and Engineering Department at Delaware Technical College.
As Principal of Tanglewood, Alan speaks internationally about his company’s work. Tanglewood is the only company outside Germany to be invited to join Wintergarten-Fachverband, the premier association of German conservatory manufacturers. Tanglewood works on projects throughout the world and is the recipient of numerous design awards. Its work has been published in Architectural Digest, Garden Design Magazine, The New York Times, Town and County Japan and numerous other publications.