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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Its facade is a symbol of Greek architectural orders. The entrance to the main hall is supported by pillars, representing Greek orders like Doric and Corinthian.
Inside, the structure was partly of iron but it was the majestic, exotic street front that was astonishing: a sort of wide layer cake of different architectural orders, building up to a grand elaborate cornice sailing above a free-standing squat colonnade entirely separate from the strip of glazing behind.
As SourceCut celebrates its 15-year anniversary, the Osseo, Wisconsin-based company continues to follow the demand for high-volume architectural orders with a 68,000 square-foot facility dedicated to millwork processes including profile wrapping, acoustic panel processing and commercial furniture building.
It is the best preserved ancient monument in Croatia, and the only remaining Roman amphitheatre in the world with four side towers and all three Roman architectural orders intact.
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Figures and bodies are described in the works of Pontormo, Cellini, Michelangelo, essays on the artist examine professionalism, reproductive work and the rise of technique, those on reformations describe a range of devout design, and articles on theory and practice describe Leonardo, Savoldo, symmetry and architectural orders.
Whether you follow the modular method of Vignola, Vetruvius's statements in his "Ten Books," Serlio's treaties in Tutte L'Opere d'Architetture, or your own adaptation of the architectural orders, Chadsworth's excels in this level of production.
For some reason the book concludes with a Palladian villa, the Rotunda, but there is nothing on Palladio's palaces, such as Palazzo Valmarana, with its endlessly fascinating dialogue between the architectural orders and the figurative arts.
In the foreword to his Modern Architectural Sculpture, published in 1930, William Aumonier wrote that 'this modern phase of the sculptor's Art is largely brought into being by the present vogue for simplicity and directness in building.' For Aumonier, plain modern buildings offered a blank canvas where possibilities for sculpture would no longer be dictated by the old orthodoxies of architectural orders. 'The craftsman,' he wrote, 'ever quick to adapt himself to the conditions imposed upon him, has eagerly seized this opportunity for a new form of individuality and a new self-expression'.

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