Architects, artists, and historians from around the world gathered in 2008 to celebrate the 500th birthday of Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio. The new book, New Palladians, published by ArtMedia and co-edited by visiting professor Lucien Steil and Alireza Sagharchi, honors the tradition set forth by Palladio, and through the work of noted 21st century classicists, celebrates that modern classical and vernacular architecture are flourishing and evolving, and shows commitment to ecological building and sustainable urbanism.
The lush illustrations feature projects from around the world, designed by 48 of today’s most outstanding classical architects including Driehaus Prize laureates Léon Krier, Quinlan Terry, Jaquelin Robertson, Allan Greenberg, and Andres Duany and Elizabeth Plater-Zyberk and School of Architecture faculty members Richard Economakis, Michael Lykoudis, David Mayernik, Ettore Mazzola, Thomas Gordon Smith, Duncan Stroik, Lucien Steil, and Samir Younés. “Andrea Palladio’s work exemplifies the contextual adaptability of the principles of classical architecture and urbanism for town and countryside,” Steil writes. Sagharchi writes, “New Palladians recognize environmental stewardship as their greatest architectural challenge in the 21st century and are dedicated to the paradigm of a modernity that infuses sustainability with tradition, design, and craftsmanship.” A reception and book signing will be held on Tuesday, October 26, following the keynote address by architect John Simpson opening the “Durability in Construction” colloquium.