Classicism? Is it just columns and scrolls? Where did it come from, and why are Americans so drawn to it?
The Classical world seems far from 21st century Indiana. But, until the post-World War II period, Classical traditions in architecture shaped the world around us. In this one-day class, you’ll learn what Classicism in architecture is, where it came from, how its traditions developed over time, and why it shaped community planning until comparatively recent times.
A power-point lecture will be augmented by two walks where you will learn to identify Classicism in the buildings of Indy’s largest historic district, Irvington. The winding avenues, fall color, historic homes provide your instructor with a beautiful setting to learn about architecture. Each walk is about a mile. Please dress for the weather.
Lunch will be on your own, but Historic Irvington can provide space to refrigerate your lunch and to eat in the Museum.
Attendees can earn 3 NLR LEUs.