THE ELEMENTS OF CLASSICAL ARCHITECTURE: THE IONIC ORDER
The elements of Classical Architecture: The Ionic Order. This Core Curriculum Course will offer 6 AIA Learning Units.
The six-hour Saturday seminar will combine lecture and drawing components of the Ionic Order. Acting as a base to the wider canon of classical architecture, the five classical orders have been used since antiquity as a means of proportioning buildings in a harmonious way, while simultaneously giving logic and meaning. The purpose of this course is to provide an in-depth study of the Ionic Order, including its history, proportioning, and meaning. The history portion will cover the evolution of this order from its roots in Ancient Hellenic Cultures in the near East through its rediscovery in the modern-day movement of New Classicism. The study of Ionic proportions will include a hand-drawn tutorial in which participants will compose the base, capital and entablature of the order on according to the American academic William Ware. Special attention will be given to the geometry of the volute in the Ionic capital. Ware, who founded the schools of architecture at Columbia and MIT, in turn took his cues from the Renaissance treatise of the architect Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola.
Instructor Bio: Mason W. Roberts received his training in Classical Architecture and Historical Preservation at the University of Notre Dame, where he graduated Valedictorian with a Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) in 2013. Since then, he has worked as a designer and draftsman at the award-winning firm Robert A.M. Stern Architects. An Associate at RAMSA, Roberts specializes primarily in Classical Institutional buildings. His corpus of projects include work for such institutions as the University of Virginia, DePauw University, Colgate University, the University of Georgia, the New York Historical Society, and the Virginia General Assemblies. Academic works in Historic Preservation include an in-depth analysis of the temples of the Roman Forum using laser-scanning technology, and documentation of the Historic Core of Mumbai, India.
The Glessner House Museum (View)
1800 S. Prairie Ave
Chicago, IL 60616
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