Ionic column


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Ionic column

[ī′än·ik ′käl·əm]
(architecture)
A column characterized by the spiral ornament of its head.
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outside the engineering building with the fake Ionic columns.
It was destroyed and subsequently rebuilt seven times; the classical marble structure with Ionic columns built around 550 BC was one of the seven wonders of the ancient world.
Its reputation owed something to its many decorative reliefs, but its astonishing size, its innovative architecture with a dense and soaring forest of 127 Ionic columns, and its marble construction are what inspired wonder.
New life has been breathed into the old house, and one of the highlights of the mansion is the magnificent gallery, which is lined with ionic columns and classical art.
Seuss readers grow up and put aside his inventive anarchy for what they take to be more useful, grown-up things: Ionic columns or quadratic equations, perhaps.
The Oaks, for example, has a Georgian motif, with broken pediments, Ionic columns and fan-lit transoms, while The Meadows has an English countryside look: ponds, marshes, thistles, bournes, rushes, hobbles, etc.
A majestic sweep of 30 houses behind 114 Ionic columns, it is often described as the finest in Europe.
On the south side, a first floor loggia with Ionic columns overlooked the garden; on the north, a horseshoe staircase leads in Palladian manner to a terrace and a two-storey cubic hall.
The brick masonry, ionic columns, and formed metal dentil detailing are testament to the dedication and talents of the modernization team.
The main entrance at Morrison Street is the last word in luxury, with Sicilian marble divided by Ionic columns and pilasters, and a grand stairway with wrought iron banisters, art nouveau newels and timber panelling.
The designers were especially inspired by the royal apartments of the king and queen, French classicism's decorative arts and "La Colonnade" in the Gardens of Versailles, which is a peristyle of 30, 2-meter circles encompassing a double colonnade of 32 ionic columns constructed of marble.