Doric


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Doric

1. of or relating to the Dorians, esp the Spartans, or their dialect of Ancient Greek
2. of, denoting, or relating to one of the five classical orders of architecture: characterized by a column having no base, a heavy fluted shaft, and a capital consisting of an ovolo moulding beneath a square abacus
3. one of four chief dialects of Ancient Greek, spoken chiefly in the Peloponnese
4. any rural dialect, esp that spoken in the northeast of Scotland
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Response from Caleb Bach: Indeed, the style of the column on the cover of Fervor de Buenos Aires is Ionic, and not Doric.
Dr Allason-Jones said: "There are three types of column, Ionic, Doric and Corinthian.
Civilization, represented by the Doric order of the upper stories, stands on a rustic base, "which gives quasi talismanic strength to the realms of artifice above.
Doric columns replicating those in their living room, curved braces in each gable end, and a reproduction of an antique brass streetlight used as a chandelier give the space a refined look.
Like most students of my generation, I learned the three basic types: Ionic, Doric, and Corinthian.
It is also a prime example of the Doric order in Greek architecture.
On the other hand, a few edifices --notably Schinkel's Doric Neue Wache or New Guardhouse (1818) won acceptance as a memorial by Nazis, the GDR, and united Germany alike.
Chant is written in modes, not keys, whose very names recall ancient Greek music: Doric, Phrygian, Lydian, and so on.