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Introduction to Architectural Proportion with Rachel Fletcher

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  • COST

    $40 ICAA Members, $60 General

  • TYPE





    3 LU AIA credits available, 3 credits towards the Certificate in Classical Architecture (Proportion)

This is a sponsored event by the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art, New England.

This course provides a fundamental introduction to architectural proportion, with an emphasis on the art of geometric proportion. Students will learn design techniques, practice drawing, and study the congruous proportions of famous architects in the classical tradition such as Andrea Palladio and Thomas Jefferson.

Rachel Fletcher is the author of Infinite Measure: Learning to Design in Geometric Harmony with Art, Architecture, and Nature and Harmony by Design: The Golden Mean. Her work as a theatrical designer led to her deeper study into the principles of geometric proportion as a design system, resulting in an International Center for Jefferson Studies Fellowship Award to study geometric proportions in Thomas Jefferson’s architecture, as well as a post for ten years as contributing editor to the Nexus Network Journal of Architecture and Mathematics. Fletcher is a faculty member of the New York School of Interior Design and teaches for the Institute of Classical Art and Architecture. A resident of Great Barrington, MA, she is the founding director of the town’s Housatonic River Walk.