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Architecture: Elements - Columns

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  • Download Royalty-free Images of Doric Columns

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    There are 3 major classical orders of ancient Greek & Roman architecture:

  • Doric
  • Ionic
  • Corinthian

    In their original Greek version, Doric columns stood directly on the flat pavement (stylobate) of a temple without a base. They had fluted, vertical shafts. The top was a smooth capital that flared from the column to meet the horizontal beam (architrave) that they carried. The Parthenon has the Doric design columns. It was most popular in the Archaic Period (750-480 BC) in mainland Greece

    The major features of the Ionic order are the volutes of its capital. Below the volutes, the Ionic column may have a wide collar or banding separating the capital from the fluted shaft. The Ionic column is always more slender than the Doric: Ionic columns are eight and nine column-diameters tall

    The Corinthian order is both the last chronologically of the three classical orders, and it's the most ornate of the orders. Corinthian uses thin, fluted columns and elaborate capitals decorated with acanthus leaves and scrolls. Hagia Sophia is a prime example of the Corinthian, especially it's exquisitely carved capitals.


  • Columns,    Apollo Temple , Didyma,  Turkey
    Columns, Apollo Temple , Didyma, Turkey
    Caryatids, Erichthyeum  Acropolis  Athens Greece
    Caryatids, Erichthyeum Acropolis Athens Greece
    	Parthenon	Acropolis 		Greece
    Parthenon Acropolis Greece
    	Propylaea and Stoa	Lindos	Rhodes	Greece
    Propylaea and Stoa Lindos Rhodes Greece
    Columns Temple of Olympian Zeus Athens Greece
    Columns Temple of Olympian Zeus Athens Greece
    	Columns, Acropolis in background	Temple of Olympian Zeus	Athens	Greece
    Columns, Acropolis in background Temple of Olympian Zeus Athens Greece
    	Corinthian column, detail	Temple of Olympian Zeus	Athens	Greece
    Corinthian column, detail Temple of Olympian Zeus Athens Greece
    	Trajaneum		Pergamum	Turkey
    Trajaneum Pergamum Turkey
    	Funerary Temple		Palmyra	Syria
    Funerary Temple Palmyra Syria
    CaryatidsAcropolis Museum Athens Greece
    CaryatidsAcropolis Museum Athens Greece
    Caryatids, Erichthyeum  Acropolis  Athens Greece
    Caryatids, Erichthyeum Acropolis Athens Greece

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