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  • The First Example Of The French Baroque Style In Paris

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    the other. The ground floor features three bays with pairs of fluted columns with capitals of the simplest Doric order, with a classical pediment. The Doric capital is adorned with the echinus and the abacus. The Doric entablature is simple, the architrave is the lowest portion, and is divided into the guttae and the taenia, from bottom to top. The frieze features triglyphs, two vertical grooves in the center and half grooves at the edges, separated by metopes, which

  • The Library On Franklin And Marshall's Campus

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    vertical dentils. Below the dentils is the frieze with the name of the building, “Shadek - Fackenthal Library” centered and incuse. Within the architrave there is a raised molding delineating the truncated architrave from the frieze. The frieze rests on a disproportionately small architrave, about ⅓ as large as the ideal Doric structure. The architrave is solely composed of two fasciae. Below the fasciae is a Doric style abacus that is disproportionately wide and extends beyond the echinus. Below

  • Piazza d'Italia as an Example of Postmodern Architecture Essay

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    The Tuscan columns, for example, are fully covered in polished stainless steel and their moldings and curves have been abstracted to a minimum of flat, conic and cylindrical shapes, striping away the entasis (5). The Tuscan architrave carries square panels of water jets which Moore's memoirs refer to as "wetopes" (6). The horizontal molding bounding the echinus of several stainless steel capitals were made of rings of neon lights. The Doric colonnade has no physical shafts, only

  • Casual Observation: Marrying Ancient Greek Architecture

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    support for the columns. The columns, many of which have stood the test of time, varied in style depending on their order. The columns acted as support for the entablature. An entablature was a horizontal structure made up of an architrave, frieze, and cornice. The architrave was the horizontal band that rested atop the capitals. The frieze was also a horizontal band, but with a design. Lastly, the cornice was the molding at the uppermost part of the

  • A Summary Of The Great Departure At Sanchi

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    Buddhas," "Mara" temptation, "Shaddanta-Jataka," and the "Vessantara Jataka.” The bas-relief provides masterly crafted details on the Indian life, as furniture, household, hairstyles, musical instruments, ornaments, etc. For instance, people on the architrave are all in the same hairstyle, having scarf on their head. There are also

  • Elements Of Roman And Greek Architecture

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    appropriated for the building of this church. The first and foremost noticeable feature would be the columns, architrave, and pediment. The columns are classic ionic columns, starting from the ornate base and leading up to the capital, all the elements of the classical ionic columns are present, creating an almost life-like appearance to the columns as they grow and support the architrave, a characteristic that can be traced back to Egyptian columns in temples and funerary buildings. Further, the

  • Research Paper On Ancient Greek Architecture

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    seldom used in the Greek world, but often seen on Roman temples. The capital is very elaborate and decorated with acanthus leaves. On the architrave, as in Ionic temples, there is a continuous frieze where the triglyphs and metopes would be on a Doric temple. At the top of the columns, on the capital, there's a stone carving of acanthus leaves, under the architrave."(Greek Architecture Influences America's Architecture. Ann Wesley, n.d. Web. 21 Sept. 2016.) The Corinthian columns are the most fancy

  • Architechture of Fredericton: Ionic and Corinthian Orders

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    As evidenced by many of its historic buildings, Fredericton was greatly influenced by the neoclassical architectural period that swept Europe and North America during the 18th century (Young 1982, 10). This period was marked by an influx of buildings designed to reflect the architecture of ancient Greece and Rome (Faulkner 2009, Neo-classical architecture). It grew from the burgeoning interest in classical antiquities and antiquarianism, a movement led by Englishmen such as Lord Elgin and William

  • Greek Architecture And The Architecture

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    not overly decorative and served the sole purpose of being effective and supporting the buildings. In Doric temples, columns have no base and they look simple but strong. On the top of the columns, there is a capital and a square block under the architrave. During the Archaic period in Greece, which was from

  • Greek Architecture

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    The Greek culture has had a huge impact on the history of the world. There is something Greek in almost everything, especially in the world's architecture. Greece no longer had one king, so they focused on building temples for their gods. Architecture began small and plain but evolved into impressive pieces of art. As time passed from the Archaic period to the Hellenistic period, the people of Greece developed a type of formula for their buildings and their pieces of art. In Ancient Greece,