December 12th
6:00 p.m. light refreshments, 6:30 p.m. Program Begins
$20 ($10 for The Center for Palladian Studies Members and Branch Members)

Architectural Historian Calder Loth recently toured southern England with The Center for Palladian Studies, exploring a dozen major 18th and 19th -century landmarks inspired by Andrea Palladio’s buildings and his 1570 treatise I Quattro Libri dell’Architettura,  This masterwork    greatly influenced the character of English classicism as royalty, nobility and gentry built grand buildings to signal their prominence and display their wealth. Additionally, Mr. Loth will compare these buildings with American and specifically Virginia architectural works also influenced by Palladio’s Four Books. Mr. Loth’s dazzling photographs, and his insights into the ancient sources of architectural forms and details, will provide special insights into Anglo-Palladian movement, from London landmarks to sprawling rural estates with landscapes sprinkled small temples, follies, and obelisks. This is a unique, don’t-miss opportunity!

Mr. Loth was honored with the 2017 AIA Virginia medal for his significant contributions to the understanding of Virginia’s built environment. His efforts to preserve Virginia’s architectural legacy have impacted all residents of the Commonwealth. He spent four decades on the staff of the Virginia Department of Historic Resources (DHR) as an advocate, educator, and historian after earning bachelor’s and master’s degrees in architectural history from the University of Virginia. Even after his 2009 retirement, he continues lecture and teach and serve on boards and advisory committees for numerous historic properties and projects. The Branch Museum is among the many Virginia sites that have benefited from Mr. Loth’s expertise and knowledge.