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The Classicist


The ICAA’s award winning journal, The Classicist, is the only North American peer-reviewed journal exclusively dedicated to the theory and practice of contemporary classicism in architecture, urbanism, and the allied arts. Featuring essays and portfolios of professional and student work, The Classicist was created to provide a forum not available in any other publication for students, practitioners, and enthusiasts of the classical tradition. Launched in 1994, and supported by generous sponsorship funding, the volunteer editorial committee has produced nine issues; the first three of which are out of print today. In 2002, in honor of the Institute’s 10th Anniversary the editorial committee produced A Decade of Art & Architecture 1992 – 2002, which was a special hard-cover book created for the occasion. Today a professional staff is taking the editorial lead with an eye towards making The Classicist a formal peer-review journal. Past issues of The Classicist are available directly from the Institute.

Proposals are now being accepted for academic articles, professional projects, or student work that might be suitable for publication in the next volume of The Classicist. We are actively seeking:

• Academic articles, which will be subject to a double-blind peer-review process and may treat any subject related to classical architecture, urbanism, or decorative arts, historical or contemporary, relating to either theory or practice;
• Professional work for architectural, urban, or landscape design in the classical tradition, whether completed or not and including competition entries, ideally produced within the last eighteen months;
• Artworks in any medium executed in architectural settings or otherwise representing the alliance between architecture and allied arts in the classical tradition;
• Student projects that explore similar themes.

Abstracts for academic articles must be received by April 1, 2013. The cover letter should include full contact information. If notified of the acceptance of your abstract, completed academic articles must be ready for peer review and submitted by April 30, 2013. Those whose papers are accepted will be notified regarding requirements for graphic materials. Proposals deemed suitable but that cannot meet these immediate deadlines may be considered for future issues at the discretion of the Editor. Abstracts should be sent, along with completed checklist and application, to htaylor@classicist.org.

Those wishing to propose professional or student projects may submit up to three examples of recent work (ideally from the past 18 months). Among the professional projects, preference will be given to completed buildings, though unrealized projects and competition entries are also welcome. Send a brief description (maximum 500 words) of each project, including date of completion and a list of participating team members, with up to four digital images per project for preliminary review (for preliminary review, jpegs are preferred, each no larger than 500 KB). All student and professional project submittals, along with completed checklist and application, must be submitted to htaylor@classicist.org in one email per applicant for processing by 5:00 pm EST Friday, April 19, 2013. Images for selected projects will require publishable formatting and applicants will be notified regarding specifications and deadlines for final submittal of materials. Materials not submitted as requested will not be considered.

Current Issue

The Classicist No.9

The Classicist No.9

A LIMITED EDITION OF 3500
184 pp., numerous illustrations, 9.75 c 11.25 in., paper
ISBN: 978-0-9642601-3-9
Price: $45.00
Download PDF: Editorial (6.6 MB), Sponsors

The Classicist No. 9, edited by Dr. Richard John, includes essays by Jean-François Lejeune on “Schinkel’s Entwürfe zu Städtischen Wohngebäuden: Living All’Antica in The New Bourgeois City,” Sam Roche on “Paul Cret and Louis Kahn: Beaux-Arts Planning at the Yale Center for British Art,” Kyle Dugdale on “ Demetri Porphyrios: Refutations and Conjectures,” and Michael Lykoudis on “Education and the Practice of Architecture.” In addition, student portfolios from the Grand Central Academy are featured, as well as Scott Merrill’s “Reflections on Practice” and Jacob Brillhart’s “Architectural Drawing in the Digital Age.”

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Past Issues

The Classicist No.8

The Classicist No.8

A LIMITED EDITION OF 3500
211pp., numerous illustrations, 9.75 × 11.25 in., paper
ISBN: 978-0-96422601-2-2
Price: $45.00
Download PDF: Editorial (9.8 MB), Sponsors

The Classicist No. 8 is the first issue of ICAA’s award-winning scholarly journal to be edited by Dr. Richard John and is also the first to be published in full color. It includes essays by Richard Economakis on George Whitmore’s Palace in Corfu, Ralph Muldrow on Albert Simons, Katherine Wheeler on Sir Reginald Blomfield, Denis McNamara on Leonard Porter, and the late Charles Barrett on Schinkel’s Schauspielhaus. In addition there are contributions by Andrés Duany on the “New Canon,” Richard Cameron on “Imagination and the Sketch,” and Elizabeth Meredith Dowling on the history of architectural education at Georgia Tech. The work of other schools is also represented through student portfolios from Notre Dame, Yale, Judson, the Prince’s Foundation, Miami, the American College of Building Arts, the Grand Central Academy, and ICAA.

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The Classicist No.7

The Classicist No.7

A LIMITED EDITION OF 3500
204pp., numerous illustrations, 9.75 × 11.25 in., paper
ISBN: 0-9642601-1-5
Price: $45.00
Download PDF: Editorial (8.6 MB), Sponsors (4.0 MB)

Available in January 2008, this issue focuses on the civic realm and includes essays by Francis Morrone, David Mayernik, and Dino Marcantonio, as well as portfolios of student and professional work. No. 7 features a cover drawing by architectural renderer, Andre Junget, which celebrates the ingenuity of Grand Central Station engineer William Wilgus.

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The Classicist No.6

The Classicist No.6

A LIMITED EDITION OF 1500
167pp., numerous illustrations, 9.75 × 11.25 in., paper
ISBN: 0-7658-0757-2
Price: $45.00
Download PDF: Editorial (6.1 MB)

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The Classicist No.5

The Classicist No.5

A LIMITED QUANTITY NOW AVAILABLE!
166pp., 203 illustrations, 9.75 × 11.25 in., paper
ISBN: 0-7658-0492-1
Price: $40.00

Selections from this issue include: Essays by Leon Krier on Ayn Rand, Robert Gilkey Dyck on Plecnik, and Catesby Leigh on Goethe and the Organic Fallacy; projects by Cooper Robertson, Eric Watson, Carden & Godfrey, and Robert A. M. Stern; competition entries for the New Town Center for the Village of Plainfield, IL, the Oklahoma City Memorial, and the Royal Oaks Center; the Sketchbooks of Milton Grenfell; Kanchan Limaye on the State of the Allied Arts; and a bibliography of literature on the classical interior.

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The Classicist No.4

The Classicist No.4

A LIMITED QUANTITY NOW AVAILABLE!
148pp., 175 illustrations, 9.75 × 11.25 in., paper
ISBN: 0-7658-0459-X
Price: $40.00

The fourth issue of the award-winning journal of contemporary classicism, this number of The Classicist features articles by Elizabeth Meredith Dowling, J. François Gabriel, and John W. Stamper; projects by Julien Bicknell, Curtis & Windham, Ferguson Shamamian & Rattner, Ken Tate, David Anthony Easton, and others; portfolios of recent competitions and student projects; the sketchbooks of Frank Montana; and work by contemporary sculptors.

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The Classicist No.3

The Classicist No.3

136pp., 150 illustrations, 9.75 × 11.25 in., paper
ISBN 1-56000-936-5
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This greatly enlarged volume encompasses topics from the new urbanism to contemporary landscape design to the impact of the computer revolution on classical art and architecture today. Featured essays include Phillip Bess on the New Urbanism; Mark Hewitt on early 20th century renderers; and David Netto on Rosario Candela. The Professional Portfolio highlights garden and landscape design, including the work of Deborah Nevins. Among the other features is a synopsis of the major architectural treatises essential for the well-stocked library.

The Classicist No.2

The Classicist No.2

120pp., 135 illustrations, 9.75 × 11.25 in., paper
ISBN 1-56000-850-4
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The follow-up to a successful debut issue, Volume 2 features writings by Ingrid Rowland, David Watkin, Hugh Petter, and Ernest Flagg. Essays include Pierce Rice on drawing from the antique and a previously unpublished lecture by the 19th century architect, C. R. Cockrell. The Professional Portfolio features the work of Robert Adam, David Easton, Ernesto Buch, Arthur May, and Leon Krier.

1996 Winner of an American Graphic Design Award from Graphic Design USA

The Classicist No.1

The Classicist No.1

96pp., 120 illustrations, 9.75 × 11.25 in., paper
ISBN 1-56000-804-0
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The inaugural issue of the Institute’s annual journal features essays by the architectural historians Caroll William Westfall and John E. Hancock, writer and urbanist James Howard Kunstler, and critic Mark Helprin. In addition, projects by Robert A. M. Stern, John Blatteau, Bunny Williams, and Ferguson Murray & Shamamian are showcased. The classical paintings of Edward Schmidt and David Ligare are reviewed in the Allied Arts section.

1995 Winner of a Merit Award from the Society of Publication Designers

Selected articles available online, visit The Classicist No.1 Archive.