Classical order


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An arch of two orders, 3, each having its carved hood molding
Doric order, 2
1. In Classical architecture, an arrangement of a particular style of column together with the entablature (which it supports) and standardized details, including its base and capital. The Greeks developed the Corinthian order, Doric order, and Ionic order; the Romans added the Composite order and Tuscan order. For each order, the height and spacing of the columns is established in terms of a specified number of diameters of the lower part of the columns; the design of the base and capital is also prescribed. The height of the entablatures is determined by the height of the columns.
2. In masonry, one ring of several around an arch.
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Centered on ancient archways and underground bathing pools, the camera creates an eerie world of classical order, reinforced by discreetly used Persian music.
In the past, the height and width of a column pedestal (determined by the classical order of the building) established a room's proportions.
sima: the uppermost member of a full classical order, usually a cyma recta, representing a roof gutter; a cymatium.
Like his master Ben Jonson, Herrick created an ideal of classical order from the Latin masters of the short poetic forms: Horace, Catullus, and others.
Despite the city's reputation for freewheeling individualism, it has developed an almost classical order of continuity, due in large part to Gehry's generosity to younger architects.
The new portico on the east end of the building at Battery Street, for example, represents a compromise: the urban context of classical architecture with the obviously different simplified classical order of the new portico columns.