Category Archives: Classical Comments

BRICKWORK MISCELLANY: A Look at Some Distinctive Treatments of Bonds and Joints

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. People have made bricks since 1700 B.C. when mud bricks dating to that … Read more »

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The Corinthian of the Temple of Castor and Pollux: An Order for Special Occasions

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 Roman Forum at its height comprised one of world’s greatest architectural assemblages. … Read more »

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CLASSICAL COMMENTS: ENGLISH BOND AND ITS KIN

by Calder Loth Senior Architectural Historian, Virginia Department of Historic Resources Member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Advisory Council This month’s Classical Comments essay deals with a personally favorite subject—historic brickwork, more specifically English bond and related … Read more »

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CLASSICAL COMMENTS: THE CORINTHIAN OF THE TEMPLE OF VESTA AT TIVOLI

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. It would be difficult to name a more romantic vision of an ancient ruin than … Read more »

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PARKING DECKS: ARCHITECTURAL CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

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. One of my ways of dealing with long telephone conversations is to click … Read more »

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CLASSICAL COMMENTS: MUSINGS ON IRISH ARCHITECTURAL DETAILS

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. It was an enriching experience to have been a participant in the ICAA tour Great … Read more »

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