3 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture and 3 AIA CES Learning Units|Elective for attendance at both parts
The ICAA is excited to host a new four-part online lecture series with Richard Economakis entitled A Survey of Classical Architecture, from Antiquity to the Present. Parts I & II will be held in October 2021, and Parts III & IV will be held in spring 2022.The series will chart the development of classical architecture, from its emergence in Ancient Greece and Rome, to its rebirth in the Italian Renaissance, elaboration in the 17th and 18th centuries, and reaffirmation in modern times. The sessions will look closely at influential architectural works and the contributions of the treatise writers, from the Roman author Vitruvius to Renaissance architects Alberti, Serlio, Vignola and Palladio. They will continue with an overview of the later treatises by architects Perrault, Chambers and Gibbs, and continue with the works of contemporary theorists Porphyrios, Tzonis and Lefaivre, Westfall, and others. The series will conclude with a survey of exemplary classical works from the 20th and 21st centuries.Part I: October 19, 2021: Greece and RomeThe presentation will begin with the development of Greek monumental architecture and its translation from wood into stone. It will include nomenclature, formal repertoire, and typology, stressing Greek architecture's columnar (as opposed to mural) approach, and its emphasis on the making of free-standing monumental buildings. Roman architecture will be introduced by comparing its forms and typologies with Greek examples, and continue with an analysis of its mural (as opposed to columnar) approach, and emphasis on the articulation of internalized space.Part II: October 26, 2021: VitruviusAs the oldest surviving treatise on architecture, and given its huge impact on Western architecture, Vitruvius' De Re Architectura (a.k.a Ten Books on Architecture) deserves special consideration and analysis. The session will open with a discussion of the organization of the treatise into sections dedicated to theory and the forms and proportions of the elements of classical architecture. Emphasis will be placed on Vitruvius' theory of numbers and anthropomorphism, followed by his description of the Tuscan, Doric, Ionic and Corinthian orders, and compositional aspects such as intercolumniation and temple typology.This series will be held virtually via Zoom. Registration is for parts I & II of the series. Registration for parts III & IV will be available soon.
Instructional Delivery Method: Live Online Learning Program
Program Level: Introductory
Prerequisites: None required
AIA CES Program Approval Expiration Date: August 2, 2024
Provider Number: G193
Provider Statement: The Institute of Classical Architecture & Art is a registered provider of AIA-approved continuing education under Provider Number G193. All registered AIA CES Providers must comply with the AIA Standards for Continuing Education Programs. Any questions or concerns about this provider or this learning program may be sent to AIA CES ([email protected] or (800) AIA 3837, Option 3).
This learning program is registered with AIA CES for continuing professional education. As such, it does not include content that may be deemed or construed to be an approval or endorsement by the AIA of any material of construction or any method or manner of handling, using, distributing, or dealing in any material or product.
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