Friday, January 25, 2013

Know your columns

 Sometimes this comes up in design so here's a quick primer from left to right, simplest to most detailed:


     Doric             Ionic          Corinthian




So now you can identify these:
































 
















Have a great weekend friends! Stay warm.

Nancy

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6 comments:

  1. I am getting ready to give my columns a face lift. They have too much small moldings applied, and it is too busy for me. Plaster columns are not in my budget. Has Loi ever taken a bad picture? Dang, he's good.

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  2. loved seeing the different column styles, nancy! donna

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  3. thanks for the info Nancy! I love the Doric the best. Now, I know what that column is called, this is the type I chose long ago when we were thinking of changing our glass block columns to. Now, that got me thinking of another Project procrastination project for Linda! :-)

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  4. When I see the second picture of pillars, it reminds me of ancient Greek or Roman building.

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  5. The Doric is my favorite. Have them in my home and love their simple, yet elegant presence. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  6. I adore Ionic and a more simple Corinthian. I adore architecture than incorporates columns correctly. I almost passed out from the shock of so much beauty when I visited UVA a few years ago.

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