twisted column

wreathed column

wreathed column
A column entwined by a band which presents a twisted or spiral appearance.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Architecture and Construction. Copyright © 2003 by McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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they are going to peremptorily flagellate Master Quasimodo, the bellringer of my brother, monsieur the archdeacon of Josas, a knave of oriental architecture, who has a back like a dome, and legs like twisted columns!"
In a Twisted column from 1999, she even refers to it as "cannibalizing" her existence for stories.
- another Wednesday and another bitter and twisted column from Joan McAlpine.
From the enormous and ornate baldachin, the canopy above the papal altar, with its four "colossal, twisted columns, splendidly fluted" in the Vatican's explanation, to the equestrian statue of Emperor Charlemagne and a statue of Constantine at the rear of the church, to the 26 monuments to popes, a dissonance sets in.
The early church built by the Franciscan Missionaries was made of bamboo for the frame and nipa palm as thatching-evoking a Baroque design, with a facade made distinct by its twisted columns on both levels.
And they're not made of twisted columns of dust and debris--because Mercury doesn't have wind or dust.
Dark woods, overgrown ruins, sunken gardens, Low, lichen-covered walls, of crumbling stone, drying vines crawling up twisted columns, The haunted forest, a moonlit dryads' circle, Whispered air where ghosts are broken hearts Lie in wait, to connect once more in dreams.
There are machines that are treated as architecture, such as pumping stations with the engines supported on cast-iron Doric columns, or such conceits as Pope Pius IX's railway carriage, with its balcony and roof supported on twisted columns. And then there are buildings that try to look like machines, such as Erich Mendelsohn's Einstein Tower at Potsdam, which resembles the conning tower of a submarine.
I looked up to find a life-sized erector-set version of a shelf, with flying buttresses, bracket wings, and oddly twisted columns. This shelf obviously never read its own instruction booklet.
Valencia--the much-underrated third city of Spain--is full of remarkable buildings, from the medieval silk exchange with its tall twisted columns to the flamboyant food market with its green parrot weathervane, and Calatrava's gargantuan City of Arts and Sciences.