The Foundations of Classical Architecture: Roman Classicism
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Watch as architectural historian Calder Loth explores the fundamental role that Roman classicism has played in the development of Western architectural traditions. Viewers of this video will:
1. Learn about the role that Roman classicism plays as the foundation of the architecture of Western Civilization and the important role it plays in the architectural heritage and image of the United States.
2. Be able to identify elements in American architecture that have evolved from Roman design.
3. Gain an understanding of how the Roman treatise on architecture by Vitruvius Pollio, who lived during the time of Caesar Augustus, became and authority for classical design.
4. Develop an informed eye to read a classical building through an understanding of the grammar, syntax, and principles of the classical language.
Viewers may receive one continuing education (CE) and/or AIA credit by watching this video and subsequently scoring at least 80% on a quiz that tests your understanding of the material. You may wish to take notes while watching the video before taking the quiz!
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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.