Henry Parke: “Young Architect Measuring the Temple of Jupiter Stator, Rome,” – Sir John Soane’s Museum
This architect and draughtsman in John Soane’s office has completed a fanciful view of an architect in an impractical position measuring a structure that is depicted in an idealized form.
The history of classicism is a history of revivals, each looking back to a Golden Age. Each revival makes its own contribution to the classical tradition, because none completely recreates the work of the past but adapts it to changed conditions. Revival is thus a spur to invention and invariably driven by an ambition to evoke or rival an imagined past.
Join the ICAA with architectural historian Clive Aslet for an exploration of the notion of the Golden age and its changing influence on classicism across eras.