Hosted by the Rocky Mountain Chapter | 2 AIA CES Learning Units|Elective and 2 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture (Proportion)
Saturday October 30, 2021
10:00am - 1:00pm Mountain Time | Zoom Webinar
$25 ICAA Members, $35 General, Free for Students
*Zoom link & information will be sent to attendees upon registration*
Architect Steve Bass presents a view of the proportional idea based in the ancient philosophical systems of Pythagoras, Plato and later Neo-Platonists. In this view number and geometry, the substance of proportion, are endowed with qualitative, harmonic, life-like properties. These ideas are linked to numerical and geometrical methods used to describe the elements of classical architecture in reference literature such as Vitruvius, Vignola and Palladio. A central theme of the class is the philosophical nature of beauty as a form of the good, beauty’s relation to proportion and its significance in classical art. Such a view of beauty not only fully justifies the study of the classical elements today but could even provide a pathway out of the alienation, anxiety and intentional ugliness of modernism. The class includes live demonstrations using proportional methods to draw classical archetypes such as a four-column portico, a Palladian facade, and others.
Steve Bass is an architect in practice since 1974. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Pratt Institute, 1970; a Master of Arts from the Royal College of Art, London, 1991, where he studied under the direction of Dr. Keith Critchlow; and was a participant in the initial Prince of Wales’s Summer Course in Architecture, 1990. Steve is currently a Fellow of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art in New York City where he teaches on the theme of proportion and geometry in design.
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Instructional Delivery Method: Live Online Learning Program
Program Level: Introductory
Prerequisites: None required
AIA CES Program Approval Expiration Date: June 30, 2023
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).
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