Institute of Classical Architecture & Art




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Basic Architectural Literacy  Register Now!

TWO EVENING SESSIONS: November 12 & 13, 2014; 6–8:30PM

This course is designed to help people discover the visual fascination of architecture, the most accessible of the arts. Although architecture is all around us, most people miss enjoying one of life’s pleasures because they do not know how to “read” buildings. Using many examples of traditional architecture, famous as well as ordinary, the course explores why buildings look the way they do. The course covers the classical language of architecture, construction, and design details of traditional American buildings and the origins of various architectural motifs. Aesthetic principles of traditional architecture are explained by contrasting “literate” with “illiterate” buildings.

The course provides an in-depth but digestible understanding of architectural works both great and small, and will appeal to architects, interior designers, contractors, old-house buffs, remodelers, realtors, and just about anyone who likes to look at buildings.

Instructor: Calder Loth, Historian, ICAA Council of Advisors
Location: ICAA, 20 West 44th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY
Cost/Continuing Education Hours: $110 ($75 Members); 4 AIA/CES LUs