Institute of Classical Architecture & Art

Publications & Bookshop

-

The Classicist


The Classicist is an annual peer-reviewed journal published by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art and providing a venue for scholarship related to the classical tradition in architecture and the allied arts, a forum for current classical practice, and a source of information and inspiration for students, practitioners, teachers, patrons, and lovers of classical art and architecture. Each issue addresses a theme with essays on relevant topics, a selection of current professional and academic work, and open discussion of critical topics from multiple perspectives within the field.

SUBMITTAL GUIDELINES
Those wishing to propose an academic paper or professional/student project are requested to write to us at journal@classicist.org for an application form to be filled out and returned to the same address. Upon receiving the application, we will open a Dropbox folder in your name into which you can then place your manuscript for submission together with illustrations and other materials. Authors of academic articles will include an abstract of up to 500 words. Contributors of professional or student work may submit up to three projects, accompanied by a brief description (maximum 500 words) and up to four digital review images per project. Please complete a separate application form for each type of submittal (academic paper professional project, etc.) All applications from the same contributor may be sent in to your Dropbox folder.

All contributors must follow the Author Protocols below. Additionally, the work of academic authors will be subject to a double-blind external peer review (see under Editorial Protocols). Please submit all materials directly to the Dropbox folder allocated to you, not via email. All subsequent additions, changes or alterations will be tracked in your Dropbox folder. You will have 24/7 access to your materials; however, if the materials are out for review or released to the printer, no changes can be made.

If you need to contact the Editor, correspondence can be addressed to ssemes@classicist.org. The Production Director can be contacted at cdavey@classicist.org.

Deadlines for submittal of application forms, abstracts, and review materials:
Professional or student projects: Monday, January 5, 2015
All articles: Monday, January 19, 2015

EDITORIAL PROCEDURE: Academic Articles
Accepted academic articles follow a double-blind reviewing procedure. Authors are requested to submit at the same time:
• A blinded mss without any identifying names, affiliations, citations or references.
• A separate title page, which should have the following information:
– The name(s) of the author(s)
– A concise and informative title
– The affiliation(s) and address(es) of the author(s)
– The email address and telephone number of the corresponding author.

EDITORIAL PROCEDURE: All Authors
Author Permissions
In submitting a mss you guarantee that the work described has not been published before and is not under consideration in any other form or place; that the mss is being submitted with the agreement of all coauthors and with the consent of the place (e.g. firm or institution where the work was undertaken or client who commissioned the work.

Length of Manuscript
The mss should be no more than 30 A4 pages when double-spaced, including endnotes and any tables. Permission must have been granted for any material under copyright, and a written copy of the permission included.

Text Formatting
The mss must be submitted in Word. The Chicago Manual of Style 16th edition is used for house style and should be followed.

Note: Use Times New Roman for text, Times New Roman Bold for bold, and Times New Roman Italic for italic, etc. Do not specify Times New Roman in the text box and then in the Font Style box next to it make the type bold, or italic.

Text should be double-spaced. Use tab stops for indents or other spacing. Do not use the space bar for spacing other than between words. Use only one space between sentences. Turn off automatic hyphenation. Do not justify text.

Headings: Please use three or fewer levels of heading.

Abbreviations: Abbreviations should be defined at the first instance of use and consistently following.

Save your work in .docx format.

Endnotes
Always use endnotes, not footnotes.

Endnotes are numbered consecutively for text references with superscript roman figures.

References and citations: Include in the endnotes references cited in the text that have been published or accepted for publication, as well as any personal communications and unpublished works.

Alphabetize by the last name of the first author of each work.

ARTWORK AND ILLUSTRATIONS
All color graphics should be submitted as high-resolution pdfs with a resolution of 300 dpi.

All black-and-white graphics should be submitted as high-resolution pdfs with a resolution of 300 dpi.

All line drawings should be submitted as high-resolution pdfs with a resolution of 1200dpi.

Any vector graphics must have the fonts embedded and should be submitted as high-resolution pdfs with a resolution of 1200dpi.

Permission must have been granted for any material under copyright, and a written copy of the permission including certification that all fees due have been paid.
Give the source of the original and whether professional photograph, the author’s, or other. This helps in determining the best reproduction.

Once the final size is determined for use in the journal, we will require a same size copy of the graphic to be made from the original artwork.

SPECIAL INSTANCES
Tables: Use the table function for tables, not a spreadsheet. Number tables sequentially using Arabic numerals. Indicate where the table belongs with the notation e.g. < INSERT Fig. 2 >. Each table should have a caption. Include the caption as a separate block at the end of the mss after the endnotes.

Terminology: Use the standard mathematical rotation for formulae, symbols etc.

Symbols: Accents and any other special characters must be in place throughout the manuscript. Include special, non-Roman fonts if necessary (e.g., Arabic, Hebrew, Greek, etc.). Please alert the editor if your manuscript contains special characters or languages other than English. If your article contains a long passage written in a non-Roman font, please include a PDF of the passage with your article.

ACCEPTANCE PROCEDURE
If the Editor accepts the full manuscript of your article, it will be sent for review by at least two readers with expertise in the field. They will suggest acceptance, request changes, or recommend decline. The Editor will inform the author of the results of the review with instructions regarding how to proceed. Articles passing peer review and given final acceptance by the Editor must be prepared for publication by the deadline indicated above.

Acknowledgements
Include all funding sources, which should be placed before any other acknowledgement.

Library Filing
Please provide the following:
– an abstract of 150-200 words.
– 4-6 key words for search engines

Biography: Upon request for final text, include a brief author biography at the end of the text.

Copyright: Authors will be asked to transfer copyright of the material to the Publisher or grant the Publisher exclusive publication and dissemination rights in order to reach the widest possible audience.


Current Issue

The Classicist No.11

The Classicist No. 11

A LIMITED EDITION OF 2500
145 pp., numerous illustrations, 9.75 in x 11.25 in., paper
ISBN: 978-0-9642601-5-3
Price: $45.00

The Classicist is an annual peer-reviewed journal dedicated to advancing the mission of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art by providing a venue for scholarship related to the classical tradition in architecture and the allied arts, a forum for current classical practice, and a source of information and inspiration for students, practitioners, teachers, patrons, and lovers of classical art and architecture. Volume No. 11, edited by Steven W. Semes, features scholarly essays dealing with historical practice, international portfolios of current work by professionals and students, and book reviews. The content ranges from urban design to individual buildings, to decorative arts and gardens. The journal is extensively illustrated, with many images in color, and will appeal to specialists and non-specialists alike.

Click here to visit the Antique Collectors’ Club website and order copies of The Classicist.

Past Issues

The Classicist No.10

The Classicist No.10

A LIMITED EDITION OF 2500
158 pp., numerous illustrations, 9.75 in x 11.25 in., paper

ISBN: 978-0-9642601-4-6
Price: $45.00

Now in its tenth issue, The Classicist continues to serve as an inspiration for professionals, academics, and enthusiasts alike. This volume, edited by Dr. Richard John, is richly illustrated with drawings, photographs, renderings, watercolors, and details in full color. Essays include contributions by Jana Vandergoot on the traditions of ‘urban food’ in Rome and Paul Gunther on the stunning work produced by the ICAA’s Beaux-Arts Atelier and Grand Central Academy of Art.

The work of other schools is also represented through student portfolios from the University of Bologna, Notre Dame, Yale, Judson, Miami, the American College of Building Arts, and The Prince’s Foundation for Building Community. A wide range of professional work from across the country is featured in the “From the Offices” portfolio, reflecting regional application of traditional and classical forms.

Click here to visit the Antique Collectors’ Club website and order copies of The Classicist.

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.”

Click here to visit the Antique Collectors’ Club website and order copies of The Classicist.

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.

To order copies, please call (212) 730-9646.

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.

To order copies, please call (212) 730-9646.

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)

To order copies, please call (212) 730-9646.

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.

To order copies, please call (212) 730-9646.

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.

To order copies, please call (212) 730-9646.

The Classicist No.3

The Classicist No.3

136pp., 150 illustrations, 9.75 × 11.25 in., paper
ISBN 1-56000-936-5
SOLD OUT

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
SOLD OUT

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
SOLD OUT

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.