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The Institute of Classical Architecture & Classical America (ICA&CA) is the leading national nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the practice and appreciation of the classical tradition in architecture and the allied arts. ICA&CA fulfills its mi

Published: 2010-09-09T14:35:16-04:00


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....

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


Arthur Ross (1910-2007) 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...

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?...

Classical Comments: The Block Modillion


by Calder Loth The block modillion is a little used classical detail but one meriting greater attention. Hardly any architectural treatises or glossaries make note of it. In fact, it is difficult to find agreement on what to call it.[i]...

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...

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. The...

Classical Comments by Calder Loth


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 Ionic Temple on the Ilissus, Athens Though much altered and deteriorated, the diminutive Ionic temple...

The 2010 Rome Drawing Tour in Photographs and Drawings by Participant Greg Shue


Day 1: Sketching at the Campidoglio (below) Day 1: Pencil Sketch of Campidoglio by Greg Shue Day 2: Sketching at Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza- view of courtyard Day 2: Watercolor Sketch of Sant'Ivo alla Sapienza by Greg Shue Day 2: The...

2010 ICA&CA Summer Professional Intensive Report


On Saturday, June 5th, students, faculty, and staff gathered for the Final Critique, marking the end of the 2010 Summer Professional Intensive. This year's group of students was truly remarkable in that it was the first ICA&CA course for all....