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Architectural orders

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Great Ideas for Zantangles ~ Ornements Larousse universel - 1922 #Zentangles #art

Planche du Larousse Universel en deux volumes, 1922. Plate from the Larousse Universel in two volumes, 1922. A voir en haute résolution / See this in high resolution Voir l'index des planches ici See the index of all the plates here

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Greek architectural orders – Smarthistory

An architectural order describes a style of building. In classical architecture each order is readily identifiable by means of its proportions and profiles, as well as by various aesthetic details. The style of column employed serves as a useful index of the style itself, so identifying the order of the column will then, in turn, situate …

Greek architectural elements, including a Corinthian capital exhibiting the characteristic acanthus leaves.

Other articles where abacus is discussed: capital: …square wooden block called an abacus, placed on the top of a post, and an oblong block called a billet, set with its greatest dimensions parallel to the beam above. Shaping the ends of such blocks produces a laterally spreading form of capital, which can be elaborated upon by multiplication…