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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 ICAA has produced 11 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. 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.

The theme of No. 12 is canon and invention in the classical orders; work that touches on this topic is especially encouraged, but must be received within the deadlines below to be considered for this issue. If you have work in progress that cannot meet the deadlines for No. 12, you may still submit at a later date to be considered for future editions. Work submitted but not selected for publication in No. 12 will be considered for the following issue.

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 fill out and return to the same address. Authors of articles will submit with their application an abstract of 500 words maximum. Upon receiving the application, we will open a Dropbox folder in your name into which you will place your submitted manuscript, illustrations, and other materials. Contributors of professional or student projects may submit up to three examples, 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 named Dropbox folder. Contributors must follow the author protocols that will accompany the application form, particularly regarding text and image specifications and permissions clearance.

To be considered for No. 12, each submittal, regardless of category, must arrive in the designated Dropbox folder by 5:00 pm EDT Monday, December 1, 2014. Submissions that are accepted for publication will need to be ready for publication by January 15, 2015.

All submittals of professional or academic projects are subject to review by an editorial committee of the ICAA, and academic papers whose abstracts are accepted will be subject to a double-blind external peer review (see under author protocols). Applicants whose submittals are accepted for publication will be required to follow the author protocols regarding text and image specifications, permissions clearance, and deadlines for final materials. All contributors will be asked to sign a publication agreement.

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.

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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.

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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.”

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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
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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
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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.