1 AIA CES Learning Unit|Elective and 1 credit towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture
Please note: This event will be presented via Zoom. If you have signed up for the course, you should have already received a link to the Zoom webinar. If you have not received a course link, please email [email protected]Many of the core elements of classical design—including, for example, column capitals, keystones, pedestals, and acroteria—are designed to articulate the key points in a building where the opposing forces of weight and structure begin, meet each other, and terminate, in the delicate frozen dance which is architecture. These forces might be seen as enemies locked in a perpetual conflict that threatens to eventually end in ruin, but classicism works tirelessly to visibly reconcile them with poetic, ornamental expressions of structural diplomacy. Columns do not merely impose themselves upon lintels, but soften their engagement with pillows, or else compromise their verticality with horizontal gestures such as scrolls and brackets, and even present bouquets to their structural partners. This is the language of kindness—of politeness and consideration—that is also required for humans to maintain their social and political structures. By considering the thoughts of a number of past architects such as Alexander “Greek” Thomson and Louis Sullivan, we will trace the interpretation of classical architecture as an artistic building system dedicated to the aesthetics of affection and respect; we will also superimpose this idea over the forms of several different buildings that were designed and built in different places, at different times and for different functions, in search of one of classicism’s greatest virtues: the expression and celebration of grace under pressure.
This course is presented as part of the 2020 Driehaus Summer Studio Retrospective, a four-week series of daily online content inspired by the ICAA's Summer Studio in Classical Architecture program and the many students who have been impacted through its unique course of study. You can find additional programs in this series here.The ICAA expresses gratitude to The Richard H. Driehaus Charitable Lead Trust for its sponsorship of these programs.
Instructional Delivery Method: Live Online Learning ProgramProgram Level: IntroductoryAIA CES Program Approval Expiration Date: May 21, 2023Provider Number: G193Provider 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.
AIA continuing education credit has been reviewed and approved by AIA CES. Learners must complete the entire learning program to receive continuing education credit. AIA continuing education Learning Units earned upon completion of this course will be reported to AIA CES for AIA members. Certificates of Completion for both AIA members and non-AIA members are available upon request.
Nathaniel Walker is an Associate Professor of Architectural History at the College of Charleston.
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