Architectural Elements

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Architectural Styles

Columns

Classical Orders

  • Doric Order

Originating on the mainland & western Greece; it is the simplest of all orders. Characteristics include a plain column capital, no base, fluted columns, The entablature contains an architrave and a frieze (which include trigylphs and metopes).

  • Tuscan Order
  • Ionic Order

Originating from eastern Greece. Chararcteristics include a slender/fluted pillars

  • Corinthian Order
  • Composite Order