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  Corinthian Columns - Picture - MSN Encarta
During the Classical period, the Corinthian order, the most elaborate of the three Greek architectural orders, was used mainly for interior columns.
However, late in the Hellenistic period the Greeks began to build temples with Corinthian columns on the exterior, as here in the Temple of Olympian Zeus, in Athens (174 bc-ad 132).
Atop tall, slender columns are capitals carved with stylized, curling acanthus leaves.
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 Column History - Columns.net
Many Egyptian columns crafted in 2600 BC were very large in size, narrowly spaced, and carved to resemble bundled reeds.
Columns were often combined with arches and beams, creating a fluid sense of harmony.
The classic architectural columns of Europe are referred to as orders: the Doric order, also known as the Tuscan order, is composed of one part, the cylinder, and tapers toward its top.
columns.net /history-1.htm   (353 words)

 Greek Columns - Columns
Corinthian columns are by far the most ornate of the three.
Corinthian columns are perhaps the easiest to identify.
Corinthian shafts are the thinnest of the three, and they are almost always fluted.
www.homefurnish.com /homeimprovement/buildingsupplies/greekcolumns.aspx   (277 words)

 Classical Orders of Architecture
Of the three columns found in Greece, Doric columns are the simplest.
Above the columns are the metopes and triglyphs.
Unlike the Doric and Ionian cornices, which are at a slant, the Corinthian roofs are flat.
www.cmhpf.org /kids/dictionary/ClassicalOrders.html   (608 words)

 Corinthian Column   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
We decided upon the Corinthian Column which was a "trademark" of the ancient Greek city of Corinth from which we derive our name.
Corinthian columns, however, were very much in evidence, not just for their form and function, but for the symbolism the early church imputed to them.
For these reasons, we felt a Corinthian column would be a good symbol to identify this particular congregation of Christians called Corinth Church.
www.gbgm-umc.org /corinthumchurch/column.html   (399 words)

 Greek Columns, Roman Columns, and Corinthian Columns - Guide To Columns
The height of the column is known to be approximately five and one half the width of the column.
The flutes are not as pointed as the original Doric column and the height of the Ionic tends to be nine times the width of the diameter.
Columns have been used for thousands of years, but until the Italian Renaissance, no one had ever classified columns in the orders described previously.
www.guidetocolumns.com /column_articles/column_history.htm   (564 words)

 Column Types
columns are identified by the scroll-shaped ornaments at the capital, which resemble a ram’s horns.
columns are the latest of the three Greek styles and show the influence of Egyptian columns in their capitals, which are shaped like inverted bells.
Corinthian columns rest on a base similar to that of the Ionic style.
www.realtor.org /rmoprint.nsf/pages/arch35   (287 words)

 Roman Columns - Corinthian Columns
The Tuscan styled roman column consisted of the shaft being squared and smooth.
We suggest that the Corinthian column is the most modern style and indefinitely preferred to be used purely as an ornamental piece.
The Corinthian column has a distinctive pattern surrounding the top and bottom which consists of tree or fern leaves in several rows wrapping around the column.
www.thecanterastonesource.com /columns-2.htm   (992 words)

 Roman Columns — Pacific Columns, Inc. (800) 294-1098
Although Roman architects applied columns evolved from Greek architecture to their temples and buildings, they were often able to use the columns in new ways due to advancements in building technologies.
Perhaps the most elaborate of the Roman columns is the Composite, which is a combination of the Greek Ionic and Corinthian columns.
The Ionic and Corinthian columns both feature fluted shafts, but their distinctly different capitols set them apart, and were used to achieve different aesthetic goals.
www.enduracolumns.com /roman_columns_architectural.php   (469 words)

 Wood Columns, Fiberglass Columns: Decorative and Architectural Columns
Egyptian column shafts, which were usually decorated with colorful hieroglyphs, remain some of the most interesting architectural elements in Egyptian structures.
Corinthian columns are slender; architects refer to them as the "feminine" column.
Corinthian columns are topped with an ornate decorative capital, as well as an entablature.
www.tin-ceiling-tiles.com /columns.htm   (734 words)

 Greek Architecture - Crystalinks
The capital of the Ionic column has characteristic paired scrolling volutes that are laid on the molded cap ("echinus") of the column, or spring from within it.
All the columns are centered under a triglyph in the frieze, except for the corner columns.
A few examples of Corinthian columns in Greece during the next century are all used inside temples.
www.crystalinks.com /greekarchitecture.html   (2964 words)

 Corinthian Columns and Greek Architecture - Guide To Columns
The Corinthian column, historically known as the Corinthian order, is seen on many different structural buildings as well as distinguished homes.
The Corinthian column is a well-designed architectural addition to the finest and more refined homes in the United States.
The Corinthian column is highly recommended when looking for the perfect upgrade or perfect design to represent a highly sophisticated home.
www.guidetocolumns.com /corinthian_columns.htm   (284 words)

 Columns in classical styles
The eight massive Corinthian columns at the National Building Museum in Washington, D.C., are among the largest interior columns in the world: 75 ft. high and 8 ft. in dia., the columns have a brick core (over 70,000 bricks each!) covered with stucco.
A true classical column is an anthropomorphic shape, often referred to as an analog of the human form, with a clearly defined head and foot: If you mount a Corinthian column upside down, the result looks absurd even to the most untrained observer.
The Ionic column, being the slenderest of the classical columns, is thought to be the most feminine, with the sensuous curves of the Ionic volute being a highly stylized representation of flowing hair.
www.traditional-building.com /article/column.htm   (985 words)

 Troutman House
The Smith House in Sparta with its 18 ft. Corinthian columns each on a 6 ft. square Doric columns is a classic example of Venerable Greek Revival.
The front of the house with four round Corinthian columns on a full-fayade porch with plain crowns on windows of 48 panes identifies it immediately as Greek revival, while the square bases of the wall Corinthian columns on the house identify it as Vernacular Greek Revival.
The porte-cochere with four round Corinthian columns, 3 full square Doric columns, and two square Corinthian wall column is probably part of the original but the three square columns were probably added later for stability.
www.fortvalley-mainstreet.org /troutman.htm   (497 words)

 The National Capitol Columns
The columns are set on a foundation of stones from the steps that were on the east side of the Capitol.
Acanthus leaves are clearly visible, and the many layers of paint applied while the column was in place at the Capitol are evident on portions of the stone as well.
The Capitol Columns are by far the most photographed attraction on the grounds of the U.S. National Arboretum, and commercial photography is allowed only with a permit.
www.usna.usda.gov /Gardens/collections/columns.html   (601 words)

 Columns In The Ebuild.Com Product Catalog | Royal Corinthian Columns
Columns add a touch of luxury and architectural beauty to the exterior of a home.
Architectural wood and fiberglass columns are to be installed according to manufacturer’s instructions.
Some columns have load-bearing capability, and this should be determined prior to installation.
ebuild.com /building/EB/columns.asp   (245 words)

Engaged columns are columns which are attached to the wall rather than free standing; they may be half-columns or three-quarter columns.
Rows of columns were placed in front, at the back, and sometimes all around to form a colonnade (peristylion); occasionally columns were added also in the interior to support the roof.
The decorations were confined to certain portions, plain and ornamented surfaces alternating according to a fixed design-a plain substructure, fluted columns, decorated capitals, a plain architrave, a decorated frieze, plain walls-and a roof enriched with pediments (part of the triangular gable), antefixes (roof ornaments covering joints in tiles), waterspouts, and akroteria (ornamental finial).
www.clas.canterbury.ac.nz /nzact/columns.htm   (386 words)

 Corinthian Columns - The Corinthian Order - Columns.net
The last of the three columns in the Greek order is the Corinthian column.
The capital of the Corinthian structure is intricately carved with acanthus leaves, foliage, or different flowers.
Unlike the Ionic the Corinthian capital flows upward to enhance the height of the column.
columns.net /corinthiancolumns.htm   (349 words)

Its pedimented porch and Corinthian columns are Greek, while the soaring rotunda - unsuspected from the outside - is pure Roman.
Roman concrete walls and shells were always lined on both the exterior and interior with brick or a veneer of decorative stucco, fresco, mosaic, or marble.
The columns were generally engaged, or partially embedded in walls.
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 Royal Corinthian, Inc. - Fiberglass and Cultured Marble Columns   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-12)
As a crowning touch columns are fitted with an appropriate classic capital made from the same cultured marble as the columns and bases.
The columns can also be prepared at the factory in a few basic finishes and colors which allows for aesthetic preferences without creating the necessity to paint them.
Our columns, capitals, bases, balusters & rails are made of the same durable cultured marble composition for consistent strength and finish to enhance the beauty and value of your home.
www.royalcorinthian.com /columns   (222 words)

 PRIME Stucco & Moldings - Round Corinthian Columns
All you need to do after installation is to paint the columns using Masonry, Stucco and Brick paint available at Home Depot and other home improvement outlets.
Our columns are made of strong and durable pre-coated stucco mouldings (column shaft) and high density poly urethan (capital and base0, and are virtually maintenance-free.Installation of our decorative columns is very easy.
Column shafts are shipped as two halves and in multiples of 2’ and up to 8’.
www.primestucco.com /round-corinthian.html   (206 words)

 Columns: Pedestals, Architectural Columns Fiberglass Roman Greek, Pedestal
Architectural columns and pedestals glorify the look of your home and garden by providing architectural design and setting attractive architectural styles that would supplement your home's structural details.
Our Corinthian columns for instance add a dramatic niche against walls which are painted to resemble stone by offering a sense of solidity and sanctuary in the room.
All our architectural columns and pedestals have been crafted based on the original - if you are looking to add some classical and even modern dimensions to your home and garden decor, we offer you the choice of blending unique architectural styles and designs into the decor of your home interiors and of course, garden.
www.kaccents.com /For_Home/Garden/Columns_1.htm   (625 words)

 Corinthian and Doric Columns, Corinthian Style Column Items
Corinthian columns are the latest of the three Greek styles and Corinthian style column shows the influence of Egyptian columns in their capitals.
The Corinthian column was evolved in the second century BC and continued to be a trendy element in Roman architecture.
Our modern Corinthian style columns and elegant Doric columns are not only gripping additions to your home, they also stand up almost any weather conditions for years of use.
www.primestucco.com /corinthian-columns.html   (304 words)

 Greek Columns — Pacific Columns, Inc. (800) 294-1098
Greek columns from the Doric order are the least ornate style of columns and the oldest.
These Greek columns had ornate capitals decorated with stylized acanthus leaves and continued to have fluting on their shafts.
However, today's Greek columns are made from materials about which the ancient Greeks never knew, such as fiberglass and composite stone.
www.enduracolumns.com /greek_columns_architectural.php   (251 words)

Columns of the Corinthian Order are crowned with an inverted bell-shaped capital.
Like the Ionic, the Corinthian column exhibits 24 flutes and an Attic Base.
The height of Corinthian columns, including capital and base, is typically ten diameters.
www.turncraft.com /products/turncraft-architectural/corinthian.html   (86 words)

 Tuscan Columns, Architectural Columns, Roman Columns, Stone Columns, Columns by Pacific Columns! 1.800.294.1098
Tuscan columns in antiquity are found on the Temple of Piety in Rome.
Poly-Classic Columns were the first fiberglass-reinforced polymer FRP columns to achieve the distinction of passing a construction industry test (ASTM E, 84-01) that measures the flame spread and smoke development of building components in a fire.
Tuscan columns in the interior are often made of FRP.
www.polyclassiccolumns.com /tuscan-columns.htm   (348 words)

 Corinthian order - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Greco-Bactrian Corinthian capital, found at Ai-Khanoum, northeastern Afghanistan, 2nd century BCE.
The mid-16th century Italians, especially Sebastiano Serlio and Jacopo Barozzi da Vignola, who established a canonic version of the orders, thought they detected a "Composite order," combining the volutes of the Ionic with the foliage of the Corinthian, but in Roman practice volutes were almost always present.
Simplified Corinthian capital at the Cistercian monastery at Sacramenia, province of Segovia, 12th-13th century
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Corinthian_column   (1266 words)

 Architectural wood columns, Roman Corinthian Columns, Porch Columns, Exterior Columns, and more! 1.800.294.1098
Round wood columns may be ordered with true architectural entasis in sizes consistent with the classic proportions of the Greek Doric, Tuscan, Roman Doric, Ionic and Corinthian Orders, or in custom wood shaft diameters up to 36” and lengths to 30’.
Each Style of column has a specific architectural order, or guideline, that I must follow to be consistent with historical designs.
Pacific Columns has a long history of manufacturing wood products and can acquire any species that you are looking for.
www.hardwoodcolumns.com   (751 words)

 Bed and Breakfasts in Dallas Texas-The Corinthian
“The Corinthian” was the only suitable name for the Bed and Breakfast because of the beautiful Corinthian columns across the front porch.
These columns, the most ornate of the fine classical orders, are characterized by a slender, fluted column, having a bell-shaped capital decorated with acanthus leaves.
If you are looking for a Dallas Bed and Breakfast, The Corinthian is the place for you.
www.corinthianbandb.com /about.asp   (293 words)

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