Category Archives: Classical Comments

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 »

Posted by Calder on | Leave a comment

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 »

Posted by Calder on | 2 Comments

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 »

Posted by Calder on | 8 Comments

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 »

Posted by Calder on | 4 Comments

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 »

Posted by Calder on | 7 Comments

CLASSICAL COMMENTS: THE TEMPLE OF APOLLO EPICURIUS AT BASSAE AND ITS ORDERS

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. High on a mountaintop in the Peloponnese, the fifth-century B.C. Temple of Apollo Epicurius at … Read more »

Posted by Calder on | 2 Comments