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Classical Comments: Greek Architectural Treasures in the British Museum

  BY CALDER LOTH   Senior Architectural Historian for the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and Member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Council of Advisors.     GREEK ARCHITECTURAL TREASURES IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM As many know, … Read more »

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Classical Comments: THE COMPLEX GREEK MEANDER

BY CALDER LOTH   Senior Architectural Historian for the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and Member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Council of Advisors.     THE COMPLEX GREEK MEANDER   The terms Greek key, fret, and … Read more »

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NOTES ON MOLDINGS, THE CHANGE FROM ROMAN TO GREEK

CLASSICAL COMMENTS by Calder Loth Senior Architectural Historian for the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Member of the Institute of Classical Classical Architecture & Art‘s Advisory Council. For this Classical Comments piece we will deal with some architectural minutiae—the transition … Read more »

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ARCHITECTURAL RECONSTRUCTIONS: A RESPECTABLE TRADITION

CLASSICAL COMMENTS by Calder Loth Senior Architectural Historian for the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Member of the Institute of Classical Classical Architecture & Art‘s Advisory Council. The reconstruction of destroyed historic and architectural landmarks has long been considered as … Read more »

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TWO CENTURIES OF ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING

CLASSICAL COMMENTS by Calder Loth Senior Architectural Historian for the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Member of the Institute of Classical Classical Architecture & Art‘s Advisory Council. In 1992, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts opened an exhibition of architectural … Read more »

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CAN WE TRUST PALLADIO? Antoine Desgodetz Details Palladio’s Inaccuracies

CLASSICAL COMMENTS by Calder Loth Senior Architectural Historian for the Virginia Department of Historic Resources. Member of the Institute of Classical Classical Architecture & Art‘s Advisory Council. Andrea Palladio’s Book Four of I Quattro Libri dell’Architettura (1570) is devoted to … Read more »

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