The Foundations of Classical Architecture Part Three: Motifs & Details
In part three of the ICAA's four-part educational video series on classical architecture, architectural historian Calder Loth explores some of the most common and important design motifs used in classical design. Viewers of this video will:
1. See how Greek and Roman motifs can give individual distinction and visual interest to contemporary works, and how these motifs are useful design resources for today.
2. Gain an understanding and vocabulary of some of the most common and important motifs and details, such as modillions, consoles, bracketed cornices, and rustication.
3. Learn how to mix motifs from ancient sources in an informed and compatible manner.
4. Study the influence of Vignola's treatise on architectural design.
Viewers may receive one credit towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture by watching this video and subsequently scoring at least 70% on a quiz that tests your understanding of the material. For more information on Continuing Education credit, please email [email protected], or call 212-730-9646 x 112.
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About the Presenter
Calder Loth is Senior Architectural Historian for the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and a member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Advisory Council. He was the recipient of the 2010 ICAA Board of Directors Honor Award and the 2017 Virginia AIA Honor Award for significant contributions to the understanding of Virginia's built environment. He is the author of Congressional Resolution 259 honoring the 500th anniversary of the birth of Andrea Palladio, passed unanimously.