FOR PALLADIAN STUDIES
IN AMERICA, Inc., provides
its members a vehicle for appreciating and learning more
about how Renaissance architect Andrea Palladio changed
the way the world looks today. CPSA offers a diverse
program for members at all levels of interest and knowledge.
CPSA publishes Palladiana, a semi-annual journal
of Palladianism scholarship and news of interest to its
and lectures. CPSA sponsors a regular program
of lectures and discussions with leading authors, scholars
and experts on Palladio and Palladianism.
On 10 October 2015, CPSA co-sponsored the "Approaches to Architectural History" symposium with the Architectural History Department at the University of Virginia's School of Architecture, in Charlottesville, Virginia.
Photographs taken by first-year MARH student Jessica Brown and reproduced here with her permission.
CPSA regularly organizes educational, reasonably-priced
group tours in America and Europe, including tours to the
Veneto region of Italy to visit the villas, churches and
palaces designed by Palladio himself, and to England, Ireland and Germany for examples of later European Palladianism.
Tours in America have visited Palladian-inspired houses
and other structures in Louisiana, Maryland, New York, Pennsylvania,
Rhode Island, South Carolina and Virginia.
tours have included Palladio's own villas
and churches in the Veneto region of Italy, eighteenth-century Palladianism in Ireland, and one-day bus
and walking tours of Palladian architecture in New York
City and Washington, D. C.
Alert! CPSA, in conjunction with Martin Randall Travel, is offering an exclusive tour of Georgian architecture in Scotland, from June 20-28, 2016.
CPSA presents from time to time, often in cooperation
with other organizations, exhibitions on Palladian and architectural
CPSA's newest publication, Birth of a Virginia Plantation House: The Design and Building of Bremo by Peter Hodson, edited and with
a new study by Calder Loth on the classic home's patternbook sources, was released in October 2012 and is now available for order by mail. DETAILS.
CPSA publications include the three-volume Building by
the Book series (1984, 1986, 1990), edited by Mario
di Valmarana, and Palladio and America: Selected Papers
Presented to the Andrea Palladio International Center for
Study of Architecture (1997), edited by Christopher
Grants have been made in support of other books, exhibitions
and historical studies, including Douglas Lewis' The
Drawings of Andrea Palladio (rev. 2nd ed., 2000) and
Bryan Clark Green's In Jefferson's Shadow: The Architecture
of Thomas R. Blackburn (2006).