Author Archives: Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America

Classical Comments: The Bracketed Cornice

by Calder Loth Among the most influential of all treatises on classical architecture is Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola’s Canon of the Five Orders of Architecture (1562). The work is primarily a manual for drawing and applying each of the orders. It … Read more »

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Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America: Call for Submissions for the 2011 Arthur Ross Awards

Nominations and submissions for the 2011 Arthur Ross Awards are due on Wednesday,December 15, 2010. Established in 1982 by Classical America chairman of the board, Arthur Ross, and its president, Henry Hope Reed, the Arthur Ross Awards were created to recognize and celebrate excellence … Read more »

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Of Note: ICA&CA’s President on Memorializing through the Creation of Dynamic Public Space

The Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America’s president Paul Gunther has written an article for the Huffington Post online examining what goes into creating a successful public memorial space. See his article here: How Will We Remember Ground Zero? … Read more »

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Classical Comments: The Block Modillion

NOTE: This is the first of a series of short essays for the Classicist Blog by Calder Loth on various aspects of Classical architecture. The block modillion is a little used classical detail but one meriting greater attention. Hardly any … Read more »

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Cumberland River Floods Cumberland Architectural Millwork

On Saturday, May 1, and Sunday, May 2, 2010, back-to-back 500-year storms dumped well over a foot of rain on Nashville, Tennessee. The Cumberland River overflowed flooding downtown Nashville for the first time since the U.S. Army built flood-control dams … Read more »

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ICA&CA Tour to Buenos Aires in Photographs

The inaugural ICA&CA tour to Buenos Aires (May 15–22, 2010) was a huge success. See highlights below in photographs by tour participant, ICA&CA Professional member, and Sponsor of the Forum and Classicist,  Michael Vella of Vella Interiors.

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