Declarations, Charters and Manifestos of Modern Classical and Traditional Architecture

Cover of An Architecture For Our Time: The New Classicism by Charles Siegel.

Here below are links to different declarations, charters, manifestos and short treatises about modern classical and traditional architecture. Please advise me of others and I will add them to this list.

2013, A Treatise on Modern Architecture by George Saumarez Smith, RIBA:

2010, What Makes a Building Classical by Dino Marcantonio:

2010, The Orders of Architecture: A Primer by Dino Marcantonio:

2010: Traditional Architecture FAQ by Dino Marcantonio:

2009, CNU’s Canons of Sustainable Architecture and Urbanism:

2008, An Architecture for Our Time, New Classicism by Charles Siegel:

2007, Classicism of the Transect by Dino Marcantonio, The Classicist No. 7: or for the full issue:

2007, INTBAU Venice Declaration:

2005, Common Sense in Architecture, An Affirmation of New Traditional Architecture at UVa:

2005, Charleston Charter for Architecture:

2004, Declaration of Viseu, Architectural Education in the 21st Century:

2001, Charter of the International Network of Traditional Architecture, Building and Urbanism:

Green Council Report:

New Urban Guild mission:

New Urban and Classical Council Reports:

RIBA’s Traditional Architecture Group aims:




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