Institute of Classical Architecture & Art




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American Classicism: Education and Design of the Late 19th and 20th CenturiesRegister Now!

Two Evening Sessions: Wednesday, October 15 & Thursday, October 16, 2014; 6pm-9pm

The ICAA was created to complement current architectural training with aspects of classical education available in the 19th and 20th centuries. What forms did this earlier education take and what were its sources? Who were some of the architects that created the Classical beauty characteristic of American cities?

The six-hour course will be presented in two three-hour sessions. On Day One, the beginning of formal architectural training of American architects will be traced through the firms of Richard Morris Hunt and McKim, Mead, and White as well as the establishment of the first formal schools of architecture. Influence of the Ecole des Beaux-Arts on all these sources will be included and the national influence of the World’s Columbian Exposition of 1893 in Chicago. On Day Two, brief reviews of national and regional architects will include Bertram Goodhue, Paul Cret, Mellor Meigs and Howe, Julia Morgan, Cass Gilbert, John Russell Pope, Philip Shutze and other significant individuals.

Instructor: Elizabeth Meredith Dowling, PhD, Georgia Tech Professor Emerita
Location: ICAA, 20 West 44th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY
Cost/Learning Units: $200 ($150 Members); 6 AIA/CES LUs