Monday, April 5, 2010
Dumb As A Doorknob
Here's a few things I learned about Columns:
1. There Classical Order is as follows:
a. Corinthian - This column has a capital that is ornately carved to resemble acanthus leaves.
b. Ionic - This capital is carved to resemble a scroll
c. Doric - This column has no base and it's capital is made up of an ovolo moulding under a square abacus. It also has a heavily fluted shaft.
The Capital is the architectural feature at the top of a column. The Abacus is the flat area at the top of a capital.
Here are a few columns for you to ponder. See if you can identify their Classical Name. And don't expect any help from me because I'm still learning.