6 AIA CES Learning Units|HSW and 6 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture
The Tuscan order is classified as the first in the sequence of hierarchy and complexity of the five orders of the classical canon. Its simple detailing, rustic attributes and frequent use in contemporary design make the Tuscan order a good starting point when learning how to compose with the Classical Orders. This class builds on the introduction to the Tuscan type in the Drawing the Tuscan Order course to explore its application within an architectural composition.The course begins with an overview of the evolution of the Tuscan order from its ancient roots as a native Italian style evolving out of Etruscan timber temples through its codification in Renaissance treatises as a variant of the Doric type. Included is a comparative analysis of canonical versions of the Tuscan order by treatise writers such as Serlio, Palladio, and Scamozzi. Historical case studies will show the use of the order in buildings that demonstrate its adaptability to regional building traditions and materials and for both foreground and background architecture. Comparison of the Tuscan order to variants of the Roman Doric order will help clarify the often subtle and sometimes blurred distinctions between the two types. The course culminates with a drawing of a Tuscan temple portico and a design charrette for a Tuscan folly to explore related classical elements and the syntax that guides the use of the Tuscan in an architectural composition. Image: Loggia di Cleopatra, Villa Medici, by Jean-Pierre Dalbéra | CC BY 2.0
To complete the exercises and the design charrette, participants should have completed an ICAA Introduction to Mouldings class, a minimum of one of ICAA’s Drawing the Classical Orders courses (or have similar experience), and be able to sketch and draft in pencil at a rudimentary level. The introductory Drawing the Tuscan Order class offered on Thursday, November 14 serves as essential preparation for this course.
For in-class drawing and design charrette, please bring the following materials:
Please note that the ICAA has limited supplies available for loan. If you are interested in borrowing materials for the course, please email [email protected]
Instructional Delivery Method: Live In-Person Learning Program
Program Level: IntermediateAIA CES Program Approval Expiration Date: August 30, 2022
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.
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.
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The ICAA provides up to three complimentary spaces in each Continuing Education course for students or young professionals to attend. Upon signing up, you will be entered into a pool of applicants. Individuals will be randomly selected two weeks before the course begins, and all sign-ups will be notified via email. Upon applying, please email a copy of your ID showing that you are aged 35 or younger to [email protected]. Should you have any questions about this special program, please email [email protected]
Special thanks to John F.W. Rogers for his generous support of ICAA programs for young architects and designers.
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