Calder as Muse

Paul Gunther

A message from our President, Paul Gunther

Every month since July 2010, our colleague and friend—recipient of the 2010 Board of Directors Honor—Calder Loth has penned and illustrated an essay relating to classicism that has become a lively addition to our Classicist blog. Besides the ICAA and its Beaux-Arts Atelier, several design instructors around the country rely on the monthly lessons he imparts with lively currency rooted in history. We hope you do too.

Calder’s online partner (and ICAA Chapter liaison) Kelly Price has posted them in the order below:

THE ALBANO AND VIGNOLA MUTULARY DORIC ORDERS, February 2012
THE DORIC OF THE BATHS OF DIOCLETIAN AND ITS VARIANTS, January 2012
FLEMISH BOND: A HALLMARK OF TRADITIONAL ARCHITECTURE, December 2011
THE GIBBS CHURCH: A PARADIGM FOR AMERICA, November 2011
THE HEPHAISTEION AND ITS ADAPTATIONS, October 2011
THE SCAMOZZI IONIC CAPITAL, September 2011
THE TRIUMPHAL ARCH AS A DESIGN RESOURCE, August 2011
CLASSIC ILLITERACY, July 2011
BALUSTERS, June 2011
TELAMONES AND ATLANTES, May 2011
THE CORINTHIAN OF THE CHORAGIC MONUMENT OF LYSICRATES, April 2011
THE CHORAGIC MONUMENT OF THRASYLLUS, March 2011
THE GIBBS SURROUND, February 2011
THE IONIC OF THE ERECHTHEUM, January 2011
ROMAN LATTICE, December 2010
TOWER OF THE WINDS ORDER, November 2010
THE PATERA, October 2010
THE BRACKETED CORNICE, September 2010
THE BLOCK MODILLION, August 2010
THE IONIC TEMPLE ON THE ILLISSUS, ATHENS, July 2010

Please take due advantage and follow them from now on if you are not yet doing so.

I am also pleased to announce today that in addition we will now be adding Calder’s renewed Friday Image post to the blog. These weekly images and summary observations (sometimes taken from Institute trips – more often from his own rigorous peregrinations, especially across every inch the Virginia Commonwealth) illuminate his encyclopedic architectural photography collections and related insights. It is a much-anticipated highlight of our TradArch ListServ and will now be brought to all through the blog. Comments are encouraged in inquisitive exchange. Above all, these posts are a joy to be shared among those who seek beauty and enduring truths in the built world. Join me please in commending this worthy contribution to our online content.

The blog in its entirety is a dynamic resource that we seek to nurture. We invite submissions. They should come to Kelly and me. While advocacy is on our minds, historical precedent, education, and news are paramount.

One Response to Calder as Muse

  1. Terry says:

    This is a treasure trove, well written and well illustrated with a bit of wit for good measure. Thanks and congratulations.

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