Pediments, Pilasters, Porticoes: Ancient Architecture in Modern Winchester: John McConnell
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Join John McConnell for this historical dive into the ancient architecture in modern Winchester. The most enduring tradition in Western architecture is the legacy of ancient Greece and Rome. Known as Classicism, its influence spans a 2500-year-old era from the birth of the ancient temple and classical orders, to the adaptation of that rich built tradition in the houses of Winchester, Massachusetts. The architectural memory of these ancient times is to be found to this day throughout the town. If you know how to see it. John McConnell will trace the arc of the invention, flowering, and historical recycling through time, from ancient Athens to Rome, Renaissance Florence, to colonial America--- and to your front door. John McConnell, an architect, and the founding principal of McConnell & Partners Architects Inc. in Winchester was awarded a B.A. degree in English by Michigan State University, and the master’s in architecture degree from Harvard University. He also serves as adjunct professor of American architectural history at Boston College and lectures at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design. Register to obtain a Zoom Link. Sponsored by the Cummings Foundation Grant.