Lecture on Traditional American Rooms, ICAA Texas Chapter

Winterthur Style Sourcebook: Traditional American Rooms
a lecture by Christine G. H. Franck and Brent Hull
Thursday, April 22, 2010, Gilliland Residence, 3720 Beverly Drive, Dallas, TX


The lecture will explore the Winterthur Museum’s period rooms, the role of the Colonial Revival throughout America and the South, and their relevance for the best of design and craftsmanship today.

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 measured 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.

Christine G. H. Franck is a designer and educator with a practice in New York City. She served as director of the academic programs of The ICAA from 1998 to 2005, and has held faculty appointments at the University of Notre Dame and Georgia Institute of Technology’s College of Architecture. Ms. Franck also serves on the Board of Directors of the ICAA and the Steering Committee of INTBAU. In 2002 Ms. Franck was honored by HRH The Prince of Wales with the first Public Service Award of the Prince’s Foundation for “her outstanding contribution to the study of architecture and design.”

Brent Hull is a leading expert on architectural design and historic construction. A master builder, Brent’s company, Hull Historical, works throughout the country consulting and manufacturing fine custom millwork for discerning clients. Brent speaks nationally and writes frequently for publications like Old House Journal, Period Homes, Fine Homebuilding, Remodeling and Tools of the Trade.

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