Wednesday, March 28; Reception at 6:30 PM; Lecture at 7:00 PM
Institute of Classical Architecture & Art
20 West 44th Street New York, NY
Set in the bucolic Brandywine Valley, Winterthur Museum and Country Estate is a treasure of historic American architecture and decorative arts. Created by avid collector and connoisseur Henry Francis du Pont, the vast collection includes period rooms from all thirteen original colonies. Central to the revival of taste for colonial America, today Winterthur is an unparalleled resource for architects, decorators, and patrons alike. For the first time, with full color photography and original measure drawings, the architectural millwork of selected rooms is examined by master craftsman Brent Hull and designer Christine G.H. Franck in Winterthur Style Sourcebook: Traditional American Rooms. Join the authors for an exploration of Winterthur’s period rooms, the role of the Colonial Revival throughout America and the South, and their relevance for the best of design and craftsmanship.