Events

Events

BALT is pleased to announce the launch of a new series of free webinars that is designed
to celebrate, examine and publicise the contents of the RIBA British Architectural Library
while at the same time raise awareness and, therefore, funds for this world class
collection.

Inaugural Webinar Series: January – April 2022

RIBA, in association with the Centro Andrea Palladio in Vicenza, Italy, recently announced
Palladio: A Complete Catalogue of Drawings in British Collections — the first “systematic
reassessment of every Palladio drawing now in British Collections” offering new
perspectives on the enormously influential 16th Century Renaissance Architect, Andrea
Palladio (1508-1580) and “unrivaled access to the drawings for a new generation of
international scholars, students, architects and the wider public”.

In celebration of this announcement and to draw attention to the wide array of current and
ongoing research into Palladio’s work as recorded in these comprehensive archives, our
inaugural webinar series will launch in early 2022 with four lectures.
The lectures begin with renowned scholar Guido Beltramini’s introduction to this
uncommon collection, which includes not only an array of polished presentation drawings, but also early sketches with corrections and notations offering scholars special insight into Palladio’s thought process. The series continues with presentations of Palladio’s influence in Britain and America, both historically and today, closing with a lecture by renowned architect Peter Eisenman, whose fascination with Palladio is documented in his recent book, Palladio Virtuel.

Thursday, January 6th, 2022

9 AM PST/12 PM EST/5 PM GMT

Part 1 – Andrea Palladio: Still the Eternal Contemporary?

Speaker: Dr. Guido Beltramini, Director, CISA Palladio, Vicenza

Interlocutor: Charles Hind, Chief Curator, British Architectural Library

Thursday, February 3rd, 2022

9 AM PST/12 PM EST/5 PM GMT

Part 2 – Palladianism in Britain & Ireland

Speaker: Dr. Steven P. Brindle, Architectural Historian and Author

Interlocutor: TBD

Thursday, March 3rd, 2022

9 AM PST/12 PM EST/5 PM GMT

Part 3 – American Palladianism

Speaker: Calder Loth, Architectural Historian and Member of the Council of Advisors for the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art

Interlocutor: TBD

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

9 AM PST/12 PM EST/5 PM GMT

Part 4 – Palladio Inside Out

Speaker: Peter Eisenman, Architect and Author

Interlocutor: Barry G. Bergdoll, Professor, Art History and Architecture, Columbia University

CHECK BACK LATER FOR MORE INFORMATION