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Classicist is an annual peer-reviewed journal published by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. Its purpose is to provide a forum for contemporary ideas and practice related to the classical tradition in architecture and the allied arts. The only magazine to focus on classical architecture and art, and its teaching, Classicist offers a source of information and inspiration for all who care about the classical arts.

Each issue contains essays on contemporary topics, a selection of portfolios chosen to show the best of current professional and academic work, and a longer, scholarly contribution that examines a facet of classical architecture.

Classicist No. 14 Call for Sponsorships

The Classicist is distributed to the ICAA’s professional and general members across 15 Chapters nationwide, to the library of every architecture school in the country, and is accessible online. The ICAA is delighted to announce that Robert A.M. Stern will be writing the foreword for Classicist No. 14, with Charles Warren as guest editor. The focus for this issue will be New York. Both historic and present-day classically inspired buildings and landscapes will be highlighted, continuing a focused, thematic approach to the publication.

To view sponsorship levels or to submit your sponsorship reservation, download this form. You may also call (212) 730-9646 ×106 or email kmaloney@classicist.org for more information or to secure your page.

The reservation deadline for sponsoring the Classicist No. 14 is September 30, 2016. The deadline for receiving sponsor artwork is October 31, 2016. We recommend you confirm your reservation before the deadline to secure placement.

Classicist No. 13

The Classicist No. 13, the latest edition of the ICAA’s annual publication, focused on classical architecture and design in the American South, is now available! Order online or call (212) 730-9646 ×106.


Past Issues

The Classicist No. 12

151 pp., numerous illustrations, 9.75 in x 11.25 in., paper
ISBN: 978-0-9642601-7-7
Price: $35.00

Volume 12 includes scholarly articles and discussions tackling a wide range of historical topics in architecture, as well as international portfolios of current work by professionals and students. The buildings profiled range from landmarks and government complexes to personal estates and apartments. This fully color-illustrated journal is sure to enlighten casual readers and design professionals alike.

Contents: The Classicist at Large: Answering the Fourth Recall to Order by Steven W. Semes; Essays; Professional Portfolio; Academic Portfolios.

Design and production of The Classicist No. 12 was directed by Charles Davey.

Click here to visit the Antique Collectors’ Club website and order copies of The Classicist. Or email email membership@classicist.org to order a print copy.

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.

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
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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.

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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.