See You in Class - Bricks, Gardens, and Pain

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See You in Class - Bricks, Gardens, and Pain

By Calder Loth
March 7, 14, and 21, 2013   |   Time: 5:30–6:30 pm

Bricks, gardens, and William Pain are three subjects that nearly all Virginians encounter in one way or another, often in unsuspecting ways. Using numerous Virginia examples (and others), Calder Loth will address each of these topics in an effort to sharpen our eyes to appreciate how bricks, gardens, and Pain have affected our surroundings. Virginia boasts some of the oldest and finest brick architecture in the country. Knowledge of brickwork styles is a useful antidote to travel boredom. Virginia has one of the nation's oldest and strongest garden traditions. How do we perceive and manage our historic gardens and landscapes, as well as our own gardens? The demand in America for the books by the obscure British architect William Pain exceeded that of any other eighteenth-century architectural writer. In many ways, Pain had more influence on Virginia architecture than Jefferson. Where do we find Pain? For many years, Calder Loth served as senior architectural historian at the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and is the author of numerous books on architectural history.