The Language of Ornament Part II
Hosted by the Ohio and Lake Erie Chapter | 1 AIA CES Learning Unit|Elective per session
Note this is a two-part lecture:
Primitive – Geometric Forms – Abstractions of Nature: March 25, 2021
Part II: The Representational
Natural Forms – Text Content – Narrative Content: April 8, 2021
Ornament is defined as artistic elements added to an otherwise functional structure or object, with the sole purpose of making it more beautiful. This elaboration has the power to both beautify and glorify, and the content does not have to be explicitly understood by the viewer in order to be enjoyed.
This course will examine the Language of Ornament, based on categories rather than geographies. Humans have been creating similar forms across the world for millennia, and this lecture will explore artistic expression that appears to be universal both in origin and intent. Course participants will achieve a greater degree of fluency in the language of Ornament.
“Ornament is the only visual art whose primary if not exclusive purpose is pleasure.” James Trilling
“Ornament is the language through which Architecture communicates with a broader public.” Architectural Review
Andrea Keller served on the faculty of USC School of Architecture for seven years, teaching Studio (Architecture), Ecology as a basis for Urban Design, and Landscape Architecture History. She was also a Senior Lecturer in the Architecture/Landscape/Interiors Department at OTIS College of Art and Design. She is founder and principal of AKA architecture + design.
To register, please email Chapter coordinator Carole Leiblinger-Hedderson at [email protected]. A Zoom invitation will be sent to all who RSVP.
This event is hosted by an ICAA Chapter. Please check the Chapter website or contact the Chapter directly, for the most up-to-date details including dates, times, and pricing.
- Be able to identify types of Architectural Ornament
- Gain an ability to "read" the Language of Ornament
- Understand the underlying motivations behind the creation of ornamental form
- Have a greater understanding of the History of Ornament and its place in the Decorative Arts
AIA Provider Information
Instructional Delivery Method: Live Online Learning Program
Program Level: Introductory
AIA CES Program Approval Expiration Date: June 17, 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).
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.
Part 1: March 25, 2021
Part 2: April 8, 2021
5:00 - 6:00pm EDT