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This course will examine the typology, design, and construction of various traditional arches and arcades. An illustrated lecture will demonstrate how arches and arcades are composed as a system of proportions and geometry, and how they have been employed in great buildings, symbolic gateways, and urban spaces throughout history. Through freehand drawing, students will layout the primary types of arches, culminating with the study of the Renaissance Palladian Motif, which combines the semicircular arch with a classical order. The course will conclude with a visit to the New York Public Library, where students will study and draw various arches.
Instructor: Mason RobertsPre-Requisites: NoneCost: $75 for members, $115 for non-membersRequired Materials: Large format unlined paper, 11 × 14 bound sketchbook (ideally, one that can be opened and laid flat), soft lead drawing pencils, pencil sharpener, and eraser. Scale, compass, and dividers are optional.Credits: 5 AIA LUs