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  ORDER - LoveToKnow Article on ORDER
The architrave, frieze and cornice are adaptations from the Ionic order.
The order of the temple of Castor (fig.
The Five Orders; Iialian.The two Italian architects whose text-books with illustrations of the five orders have been accepted generally as the chief authorities on the subject are Vignola and Palladio, the former in France and the 1*tter in England, the dates of the publication of their works being 1563 and 1570 respectively.
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 The Orders in Text
The very concept of orders was not a tangible law to be physically applied to the process of building, but rather a standard by which the architecture was crafted and the elements of the building were conjoined.
The Erechtheum is an example of a the Ionic order used on a larger scale, located on the northern edge of the Acropolis across from the Parthenon.
Corinthian pillars were used initially only for the interior of temples, but by the sixth century AD they began to appear on the exterior of buildings.
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 Corinthian Order Encyclopedia Article, Definition, History, Biography   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Corinthian order as used for the portico of the Pantheon, Rome provided a prominent model for Renaissance and later architects, through the medium of engravings.
The Corinthian order is one of the Classical orders of Greek and Roman architecture, although it was seldom used in Greek architecture.
The Corinthian order was said to have been invented by an architect, Callimachus, who was inspired by the sight of a votive basket that had been left on the grave of a young girl.
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 AllRefer.com - Corinthian order (Architecture) - Encyclopedia
The prevailing form of Roman Corinthian is seen in the Pantheon and the Maison CarrEe, and it was embodied in the order as later systematized by the Italian writers of the Renaissance (e.g., Vignola).
The composite order, so named by the 16th-century codifiers, is actually only a variation of the Corinthian, devised by the Romans as early as the 1st cent.
A.D. by forming a capital in which were combined both Corinthian foliage and the volutes and echinus, or rounded molding, of the four-cornered type of Ionic.
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 ORDER - Definition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Natural orders are groups of genera agreeing in the fundamental plan of their flowers and fruit.
A natural order is usually (in botany) equivalent to a family, and may include several tribes.
{Order arms} (Mil.), the command at which a rifle is brought to a position with its but resting on the ground; also, the position taken at such a command.
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 Classical Orders of Architecture
The Corinthian order is the most decorative and is usually the one most modern people like best.
The Tuscan order is very plain, with a plain shaft, a simple capital and base, and a plain frieze.
The Composite order is a combination of the Ionic and Corinthian orders.
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 All about columns
The distinguishing characteristic of the Tuscan Order is simplicity.
Columns of the Corinthian Order are crowned with an inverted bell-shaped capital.
This is a common Roman Order that was used on the temple of Mars Ultor.
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The Corinthian order is one of the Classical_orders of Greek and Roman architecture, although it was seldom used in Greek architecture.
The oldest known example of a Corinthian column is in the Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae in Arcadia, ''ca'' 450–420_BCE.
When orders are superposed one above another, as they are at the Flavian Amphitheater— the Colosseum— the natural progression is from sturdiest and plainest (Doric) at the bottom, to slenderest and richest (Corinthian) at the top.
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 ORDER - Online Information article about ORDER
Fortuna Virilis (ascribed to about aoo B.c.), in the profuse decoration of architrave, frieze and cornice with coarse ornament, and, in the capital, the raising of the echinus to the same level as the top of the second fillet of the volute, so that it is no longer visible under the cushion.
compound of the foliage of the Corinthian and the volutes of the Ionic capital.
Aw./flethiee semi-detached columns of the Ionic order, and these are found in the upper storey of the theatre of Marcellus, the earliest example existing of the superposed orders.
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 Greek Architecture - The Corinthian Order
The Corinthian column, with base and shaft resembling the Ionic, is generally about ten times its diameter in height, and like the other Orders was placed on a stylobate.
Callimachus, a worker in Corinthian bronze, is sometimes credited with being the original designer of this capital, and, according to Vitruvius (Bk.
The Corinthian entablature, which is usually about one-fifth of the height of the entire Order, bears a general resemblance to the Ionic, with the usual triple division of architrave, frieze, and cornice, but with additional carved mouldings.
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The Corinthian order typically has leaves of the acanthus, a plant native to the Mediterranean, decorating its capital.
In a creative tale, Vitruvius said that the Corinthian order was created by an artist who saw acanthus leaves growing through a basket placed on the grave of a young girl.
The Corinthian order is elegant in its elaborate detail, and often conveys a sense of wealth and luxury.
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 Corinthian - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Corinthian refers originally to the port of Corinth in Greece
Corinthian order a classical order of Greek and Roman architecture
The Corinthian a character in The Sandman (DC Comics Modern Age)
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 COMPOSITE ORDER - LoveToKnow Article on COMPOSITE ORDER   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
, in architecture, a compound of the Ionic and Corinthian orders (see ORDER), the chief characteristic of which is found in the capital (q.v.), where a double row of acanthus leaves, similar to those carved round the Corinthian capital, has been added under the Ionic volutes.
The richer decoration of the Ionic capital had already been employed in those of the Erechtheum, where the necking was carved with the palmette or honeysuckle.
The entablature was borrowed from that of the Corinthian order.
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 AllRefer.com - orders of architecture (Architecture) - Encyclopedia
Each order comprises the column with its base, shaft, and capital and the supported part or entablature, consisting of architrave, frieze, and cornice.
Each order has its own distinctive character, both as to relative proportions and as to the detail of its different parts.
The Roman orders made greater use of ornament than the Greek, and their column proportions were more slender.
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 Frieze - TheBestLinks.com - Athens, Mathematics, Corinthian order, Ionic order, ...
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In architecture the frieze is the wide central section part of an entablature and may be plain or— in the Ionic or Corinthian order— be decorated with bas-reliefs.
It lies upon the architrave ('main beam') and is capped by the moldings of the cornice.
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 Renässansens arkitektur
For example, the ornate decorative quality of the Corinthian order was embraced during early Renaissance, while the masculine simplicity and strength of the Doric was preferred during the Italian High Renaissance.
Classical orders were applied to the palace elevation by Alberti, using pilasters of the different orders superimposed on the three stories, so that there was another relationship established among the differentiated stories, from the short, strong Tuscan pilaster on the ground floor to the tall, decorative Corinthian at the top.
The classical order is limited to the ground floor of the palace; the upper three stories have imitation drafted stonework made of brick covered with stucco, inscribed to feign stone coursing.
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 AllRefer.com - Ionic order (Architecture) - Encyclopedia
The spreading scroll-shaped capital is the distinctive feature of the Ionic order; it was primarily a product of Asia Minor, where early embryonic forms of this capital have been found.
A late and vigorously monumental development of the order took place in the Hellenistic temples of Asia Minor at the middle of the 4th cent.
A cap of this type, with corner volutes, was developed by the Italian Renaissance architect Scamozzi into a design bearing his name; variations of it were widely used during the Renaissance and in subsequent periods, particularly the baroque.
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 corintian_order   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
It is characterized by a bell-shaped capital with volutes and two rows of acanthus leaves, and an elaborate cornice.
Elements of the Corinthian Capital (Hellenistic and Imperial periods).
Corinthian column from the Temple of Olympian Zeus, Athens.
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 History   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Doric order was the simplest and sturdiest of the three orders.
The Ionic order is distinguished from the Doric primarily by its column and frieze.
The Corinthian order resembles Ionic in most aspects, but Corinthian columns have tall capitals shaped like an upside-down bell and are covered with rows of acanthus leaves and small vinelike spirals called helixes.
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 Greek Architecture - Corinthian Examples
Temple of Apollo Epicurius, Bassae B.C. The Tholos, Epidauros (Internal Order) B.C. The Philippeion, Olympia B.C. Choragic Monument of Lysicrates, Athens B.C. Temple of Apollo Didymaus, Miletus B.C. The Olympieion, Athens B.C. Tower of the Winds, Athens B.C. The Vestibule, Eleusis.
The Choragic Monument of Lysicrates, Athens (B.C.335) (pp.105 G, Io6, 116 E, 125 E) is a type of monument erected to support a tripod, as a prize for athletic exercises, or musical competitions in Greek festivals.
internally, and on the north-east and north-west sides are porticoes with fluted Corinthian columns 13 ft. 6 ins.
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According to the Roman author Vitruvius, in The Ten Books on Architecture, "The third order, called Corinthian, is an imitation of the slenderness of a maiden." This style was...
A collection of capitols of Corinthian columns from around the Roman Empire between 350 BCE and 548 CE.
Corinthian order - Greek architecture for kids - Corinthian is an architectural style.
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 Corinthian order on Encyclopedia.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
BC The oldest known example, however, is found in the temple of Apollo at Bassae (c.420 BC).
The Greeks made little use of the order; the chief example is the circular structure at Athens known as the choragic monument of Lysicrates (335 BC).
The prevailing form of Roman Corinthian is seen in the Pantheon and the Maison Carrée, and it was embodied in the order as later systematized by the Italian writers of the Renaissance (e.g., Vignola).
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 Colorado State Capitol
The building is of the Corinthian order of classic architecture; a style admirably to public buildings of like character and magnitude.
The Corinthian order of architecture is unquestionably the most graceful production which the genius of Greek architects and builders ever evolved.
The entire workmanship of the four fronts and dome is strictly Corinthian, having no unnecessary carving, but ornamented simply by the embellishments demanded by the Corinthian order, which, like its two classic sisters, relies for its grand effects upon correct proportions and properly treated details, rather than elaborate and excessive ornamentation.
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 tuscan and composite orders   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The five orders are Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, Tuscan, and Composite.
The earliest order was the Doric (without a base), which originated before the 5th...
and Corinthian orders are Greek and the Tuscan and Composite orders are...
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 Corinthian   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
, "The third order, called Corinthian, is an imitation of the slenderness of a maiden."
This style was developed in the Greek city of Corinth.
The slenderest and most ornate of the three classical Greek orders, characterized by a Corinthian
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 Document TitleSTB-JA90 THE FIVE NOBLE ORDERS OF ARCHITECTURE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Even though it is the peculiarities of the separate orders which will be the main subject matter of this article, it is first prudent that we make a study of their similarities.
Although departing from the principle of explaining the orders chronologically, it is fitting to introduce at this point, the Tuscan Order.
The Corinthian is the most elaborate and highly decorated of all the orders, attaining its period of full development around the middle of the fourth century B.C. Strangely enough, the Greeks made very little use of it by comparison with the other orders.
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