Tag Archives: Institute of Classical Architecture & Art

ICAA’s Winter Intensive

The search is on, in New England and throughout the nation, for students and young professionals to participate in an intensive workshop on classical design for a week plus a day from January 6 to 13 at the Institute of … Continue reading

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At the Ecole des Beaux-Arts

Friday evening’s lecture by Margot Ellis at the College Club of Boston about Americans in Paris, the book she wrote with Jean Paul Carlhian about the American students at L’École des Beaux-Arts, was a marvel to behold – as is … Continue reading

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On “Cognitive Architecture”

Ann Sussman will be in Boston on Tuesday evening to discuss her book Cognitive Architecture. She will speak at an event sponsored by the New England chapter of the Insitute of Classical Architecture & Art beginning at 6 in the … Continue reading

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Nod of the Royal Oak

As a board member of the New England Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, I am greatly pleased to learn that the ICAA has received the 2014 Heritage Award of the Royal Oak Foundation. The Foundation is … Continue reading

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Henry and ‘the Heterodox’

Henry Hope Reed was such a perfectionist that his detractors, and perhaps even some of his friends, called him Henry Hopeless Reed. What he sought was too perfect, too unlikely ever to be built. Hopeless. Since classical architecture is the … Continue reading

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Steven Semes on Henry Reed

Steven Semes, author of The Future of the Past and the newly appointed chairman of the new graduate preservation program at the architecture school of the University of Notre Dame, was supposed to speak at Saturday’s symposium honoring Henry Hope … Continue reading

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Henry Reed’s Philadelphia II

Here are more shots from Philadelphia, not all of which will be strictly to the taste of Henry Hope Reed, the honoree of a symposium held at the Franklin Inn Club there on Saturday. The photo above shows the late … Continue reading

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Henry Reed’s Philadelphia

Your far-flung correspondent was in Philadelphia (five-hour train ride) to attend, speak at and report on the Henry Hope Reed legacy symposium sponsored by the city’s chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. It was a delightful and … Continue reading

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Column: A Henry Hope Reed chrestomathy

One of my favorite books is A Mencken Chrestomathy, H.L. Mencken’s own favorite essays by himself (a chrestomathy being a selection of choice literary passages, often intended to teach a language). Reading Mencken, who wrote for the Baltimore Sun in … Continue reading

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Salem’s Chestnut Street

Yesterday I took a house tour on Chestnut Street in Salem, Mass, sponsored by the New England chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art. Founded in 1626, Salem was the home of Nathaniel Hawthorne. The tour took us … Continue reading

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