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CPSA Program of Activities

CENTER 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.

Palladiana.  CPSA publishes Palladiana, a semi-annual journal of Palladianism scholarship and news of interest to its members.  DETAILS.

Symposia 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.

symposium collage

Photographs taken by first-year MARH student Jessica Brown and reproduced here with her permission.

Tours.  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.

Recent 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.



Exhibitions.   CPSA presents from time to time, often in cooperation with other organizations, exhibitions on Palladian and architectural history topics.

Books.  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.

Earlier 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 Weeks.  DETAILS.

Grants.  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).



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