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  • Institute of Classical Architecture & Art — Programs
    Privacy Policy Donate Now Home Join the ICAA Today Classicist Blog E Announcements Twitter Facebook RSS Feed Programs Lectures Tours Events Share 2016 Arthur Ross Awards Register Now Monday May 2 2016 20 west 44th street New York NY 10036 tel 212 730 9646 fax 212 730 9649 Credits ICAA has pioneered an ecumenical curriculum model aimed to educate all individuals interested in mastering the language of classical design Join

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  • Institute of Classical Architecture & Art — Travel Programs
    Georgian era House plans he advocated should incorporate principal rooms and details arranged around a central core some designed in the shapes of octagons the Sky Room at Monticello semi octagons Monticello s parlor circles the Rotunda at the university and the bull s eye windows at Farmington or ovals the drawing room at Redlands or the Blue Room at the White House In addition proof of Jefferson s passion for the classical is found in such documents as the letter Colonel Isaac Coles wrote to John Hartwell Cocke in 1816 With Mr Jefferson I conversed at length on the subject of architecture Palladio he said was the bible You should get it and stick close to it He is a great advocate of light and air as you predicted he was for giving you Octagons Like the great Andrea Palladio Jefferson who owned an English translation of his mentor s I Quattro Libri The Four Books on Architecture cherished the lessons to be learned from ancient Roman architecture especially the columned temple an architectural theme seen throughout the Charlottesville area Farmington for one and certainly in settled regions of the nation starting in the early 19th century The Institute of Classical Architecture Art invites you to join a four day tour from Thursday May 5 to Sunday May 8 of some of the Charlottesville area s finest examples of classical architecture with a focus on private homes and historic houses from Montpelier Plantation the home of James and Dolley Madison an extraordinary restoration project to Vitruvius House a 21st century inspiration based on Palladio s Villa Badoer In between we will also visit such sites as Blue Ridge Farm by William Lawrence Bottomley Mount Sharon and its extraordinary gardens by Charles Stick Redlands with its Georgian and Federal facades

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  • Institute of Classical Architecture & Art — Programs
    exploring how the classical orders may be applied in a classical composition The course will provide introduction to proportioning and scaling a columnar order for a given set of dimensions and investigate some of the unique features and components of the orders that impact their use in a classical composition The course will look at compositional challenges such as negotiating internal and external corners column spacing progressive omission of detail and related elements such as the pedestal and pediment Students will look at some of these conditions in actual examples and have an opportunity to practice applying the order to a small architectural composition The course is intended to provide a link between introductory courses in the elements and courses in architectural design composition Instructor Michael Mesko ICAA Instructor Architect Location 20 West 44th Street Suite 310 New York NY Pre Requisites None Continuing Education 4 AIA LUs Tuition 180 160 Members Sign up for your first Continuing Education course at the ICAA and get 50 off Call 212 730 9646 111 or e mail education classicist org to enroll at this discounted rate This offer applies to all Spring Continuing Education courses and if you sign up before the

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  • Institute of Classical Architecture & Art — Travel Programs
    which contains a fine collection of early 19th Century neoclassical furniture and paintings of the Lombardian We will boat across Lake Como to the almost perfect lakeside setting of Bellagio for the restaurants and shops that charmingly line the lakefront the original is superior to Las Vegas s version Further along the promenade is the neoclassical Villa Melzi situated directly across from Villa Carlotta and surrounded by an English style garden of exotic plants and cypresses Here Liszt wrote his Dante Sonata At Villa della Porta Bozzolo at Casalzuigno built in the 16th Century we will see the glorious 18th Century gardens with stairs ascending from the villa elaborate fountains water features and an aedicula decorated with frescoes The unusual main axis of the garden is parallel to the side of the villa thus disregarding the classical rules of aligning the principal garden axis with the main room of the villa We will drive to Villa Cicogna at Bisuschio near Lake Lugano for a very special day touring the magnificent 16th century villa which partially encloses a beautiful sunken garden a favorite of Edith Wharton Your guides and hosts for lunch are the owners of this enchanting property who are descendants of the original aristocratic family A memorable Lake Como highlight is lunch and a stroll through the magnificent Renaissance garden at the incomparable Grand Hotel Villa d Este at Cernobbio on Lake Como Edith Wharton says the garden begins near the lake where a lawn and flowerbeds are laid out before a backdrop of a pair of walls a Baroque grotto and fountain all composed of pebbles and shell work of varying colors Above this rises a tapis vert shaded by cypresses and leading to the usual Hercules in a temple The peculiar feature of this ascent is that it is bordered on each side with narrow steps of channeled stone down which the water rushes under overlapping ferns and roses to the fish pool below We begin the tour of the exquisite Villa Balbianello at the Baroque watergate where our private motor launch has put us ashore We ascend through the immaculately maintained gardens along paths bordered with plane trees that skirt the edge of Lake Como Balustraded terraces an 18th century garden house and loggia overlook gorgeous views of the lake and mountains An afternoon is spent shopping and strolling through the town of Como for centuries the center of the Italian silk textile industry and a mecca for designers and buyers Giardino di Villa Rizzardi possesses among other treasures a rare 18th Century semi circular and tiered garden theater with high boxwood hedges that act as a stage with wings and a changing room theater is still performed here and Villa Mosconi Bertani a charming 18th Century building containing frescoed architectural features and an extensive park with avenues a lake and fountains North of Verona at Grazzana is the majestic 17th Century Villa Allegri Arvedi a Wharton favorite famed for its broderied parterre terrace and exquisite

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    celebrated for their unique and unparalleled architecture glorious interiors museum quality art collections and lush gardens with stunning views This unimaginably privileged program reveals the history and culture of Morocco as well as the splendid private lives of our illustrious hosts Among the tour highlights Private visit buffet lunch with renowned Italian horticulturist and novelist Umberto Pasti at his dream house where works of art and treasures from all over the world cohabit tastefully 17th century German armoire carpet fragment from 17th century Iran 19th century Fez pottery 16th century tiles from Seville Anatolian kilims 18th century Venetian screen An invitation to dream and travel Visit Lunch at the late Chilean artist Claudio Bravo s stupendous palace and gardens Over a ten year period Claudio Bravo created this stunning sprawling property in the Taroudant countryside with fabulous views of the Atlas Mountains The artist s private refuge and paradise it was also the setting for his last work With remarkable architecture and a décor that he personally designed ancient treasures of the region and an enchanting park Claudio Bravo s palace exemplifies his love of Taroudant and its welcoming people Dinner with our host at the residence of Abdou Kholfi a distinguished Moroccan architect and interior designer esteemed for his knowledge of traditional Moroccan culture as illustrated in his exquisite Taroudant residence A passionate collector we will view his outstanding collection of contemporary Arab and North African paintings antique furniture and decorative arts enjoy a convivial buffet dinner and marvel over the beautiful sunset Luncheon at Villa Oasis a lavish private residence belonging to a very influential art collector never opened to the public Designed by the renowned American interior designer Bill Willis this fabulous residence has no equivalent Exclusive visit to the exquisite Majorelle Gardens an oasis in the

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    10 00 AM 1 00 PM One of the most essential components of the study of classical architectural composition is the analysis of existing buildings This class will explore how to look at and study the essential elements of a building in a sketchbook The elements discussed will include the Parti of the floor plan composition of the exterior and interior elevations building sections and prominent details such as doors windows and use of the classical orders The course will consist of an introductory lecture a field day of sketchbook drawing looking at selected exemplar New York City building s plus a discussion of a selection of reading assignments Instructor Stephen T Chrisman ICAA Fellow Senior Associate at Ferguson Shamamian Architects Location 20 West 44th Street Suite 310 New York NY Pre Requisites None Continuing Education 7 AIA LUs Tuition 315 280 Members Sign up for your first Continuing Education course at the ICAA and get 50 off Call 212 730 9646 111 or e mail education classicist org to enroll at this discounted rate This offer applies to all Spring Continuing Education courses and if you sign up before the end of April Please email education classicist org or

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    of the Atlantic A prodigy like Mozart his first design at age 17 family friend Prime Minister Lord Rockingham s mansion Wentworth Woodhouse is still the largest private house in Europe After he managed cloak dagger style to save the British Empire from certain conquest by the French in the 1740s he was asked to design important buildings in the UK and British colonies on all six continents His total of about 450 buildings includes some of America s most iconic buildings He designed in the classical neo Palladian style and invented wooden rustication in the 1740s a way of making a wooden structure look as if it were stone He invented the world s first practical flush toilet for the Liverpool Infirmary in 1747 He also designed some of America s most valuable furniture including inventing the coveted block front in 1738 and introducing the bombe motif The late Wendell Garrett asked John Millar a freshman at Harvard in 1962 to begin research on Harrison The research has eventually resulted in two books The Buildings of Peter Harrison Cataloguing the Work of the First Global Architect 1716 1775 published 2014 by McFarland Company Inc and Peter Harrison 1716 1775 Drawings published 2015 by Thirteen Colonies Press Material culture historian John Fitzhugh Millar b 1945 has written many published books on historic architecture ships dance and general history A book now in preparation concerns the work of Elizabeth Lady Wilbraham 1632 1705 the world s first woman architect and Christopher Wren s teacher Millar is responsible for the construction of three full sized operational copies of Revolutionary War ships for the Bicentennial the largest being the 24 gun frigate Rose now in San Diego after having starred with Russell Crowe in Master Commander He lives in a Peter Harrison designed

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  • Institute of Classical Architecture & Art — Travel Programs
    we will be welcomed by the owner Private Visit to a magnificent Florentine style Villa on the hillside of Menton with admirable frescoes sculptures intricate busts and stained glass windows where galas were held for artists and dignitaries from F Scott Fitzgerald to Coco Chanel Excursion to Saint Honorat Island a Mediterranean Refuge boasting centuries of history and culture a haven of natural beauty and birdlife We will visit the Lérins Abbey a Cistercian monastery founded in the 11th century with an active monastic community Today the monks cultivate vineyards and produce fine wine and liqueur Download the itinerary for this tour here OPTIONAL EXTENSION PROVENCE LE MUY SAINT TROPEZ PRIVATE ESTATES ART COLLECTIONS SUNDAY JUNE 12TH TO WEDNESDAY JUNE 15TH 2016 Among the tour highlights Private reception with Bernar and Diane Venet at their residence and Foundation in Le Muy a sculpture park and galleries housing Venet s creations as well as 100 emblematic works from his personal collection of conceptual and minimal art by 80 artists including Man Ray Lichtenstein Richard Serra Andy Warhol Richard Prince and many more Private visit to the Château Sainte Roseline with the owners a prestigious estate created for Pope Jean XXII one of the finest historical sites in Provence and an award winning cru classé vineyard of the Cotes de Provence Our hosts will also exceptionally receive us at their private residence in the 12th century abbey with a magnificent collection of museum quality art and artifacts The notable architect Jean Michel Wilmotte restored the entire estate in 1996 Private Visit to the Cogolin Manufacture with the director a high end hand woven rug manufacturer founded in 1924 For more information and to assure availability of this significant tour Please email Pamela Huntington Darling or call Paris France Tel 33 1 45

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