Civic Order: The Legacy of Classicism
in Charleston’s Public Realm

Vitruviana 2014 is the third in a series of annual Charleston symposia examining the development of classical architecture in America through the lens of the  South Carolina Lowcountry.

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* Preservation Society of Charleston, Drayton Hall, South Carolina Historical Society,
Historic Charleston Foundation or Center for Palladian Studies in America members


Thursday, April 10
Opening Reception at 6:00 pm

Friday, April 11
Lectures Beginning at 9:00 am (Charleston Museum Auditorium)

Saturday, April 12
Tour begins at 9:30 am at the Charleston Library Society


The Most Perfect Specimen of Palladian Architecture:
The Design, Destruction and Resurrection of the Charleston County Courthouse.

Dr. Carl R. Lounsbury
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation / Senior Architectural Historian

“Handsome, Commodious and Substantial,
The Public and Ecclesiastical Architecture of Early Charleston”

Jonathan H. Poston

Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation  / Sr. Director of Properties / Hay House Director

Palladio's Book IV, An Overlooked Source For American Architecture
Calder Loth

Virginia Department of Historic Resources / Retired Senior Architectural Historian

The Public Nature of Private Spaces in 18th-Century Charleston
Dr. Bernard L. Herman

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill / George B. Tindall Distinguished Professor of American Studies and Folklore

“A Great Deal of Good Taste:” The Charleston Architecture of Robert Mills
Dr. Faye L. Jensen

South Carolina Historical Society  / Executive Director

Charleston's First Architectural Resources:
Pre-revolutionary Architectural Books at the Charlestown Library Society

Jenny Bevan
Bevan & Liberatos / Partner / Independent Scholar

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