"Villas of the Roman World," a lecture by Douglas C. Allen

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The Southeast Chapter of the Institute of Classical Architecture and Classical America is delighted to present Dr. Douglas C. Allen's "Villas of the Roman World," as a continuation to his popular Spring 2010 lecture "Villa Gardens."
In the Western world, the Roman Villa served as the archetype of all subsequent villa design and construction. The Roman concept of Otium, or productive leisure, lay at the conceptual core of the villa. Seeking to provide its owner with the benefits of rural life without the associated labor, the villa was a kind of architectural laboratory, both at the time of its construction and in its afterlife in the imagination of future architects.
In a 50-minute lecture, Douglas C. Allen will cover the major milestones in the history of the Roman Villa, with emphasis on the Villa Adriana.
1 AIA credit available.
To register for the lecture, please click here.

Douglas Allen, ASLA, is Professor and Senior Associate Dean of the College of Architecture at the Georgia Institute of Technology. His interest in the Roman city, Roman landscapes, and in classical civilization originated many years ago with the realization that any discussion of the landscape in the western World could not proceed without an understanding of the profound debt owed to the ancient Mediterranean. He holds a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture from the University of Georgia and a Master in Landscape Architecture (with honors) from Harvard University.


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