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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Column

A column or pillar in architecture and structural engineering is a structural element that ... In architecture, "column" refers to such a structural element that also has ... on a base set in the stylobate (floor base) and topped by a simple round capital. ... with capitals often using various types of foliage decoration, and in the West ...

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The doric columns in Greek architecture are typically baseless, fluted, and with a smooth transition to the abacus (wider, square supporting structure above the ...

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The doric columns in Greek architecture are typically baseless, fluted, and with a smooth transition to the abacus (wider, square supporting structure.

www.dummies.com/education/architecture/greek-architecture-doric-ionic-or-corinthian

Each order consists of an upright support called a column that extends from a ... up the roof, for example, were translated into stone as a decorative element, called a triglyph (“three grooves”), in the entablature above the column capital. ... The entablature has a distinctive frieze decorated with vertical channels, or triglyphs.

www.britannica.com/technology/column-architecture

A column may also be nonstructural, used for a decorative purpose or as a ... In Eastern architecture, columns tend to be simple in shape but richly decorated. ... from it; this type of column came to serve a decorative rather than structural purpose in ... of solids: Beams, columns, plates, and shells); use of capitals (in capital).

www.britannica.com/technology/order-architecture

... styles of classical or Neoclassical architecture that are defined by the particular type of column ... A column consists of a shaft together with its base and its capital . .... The Tuscan has an unfluted shaft and a simple echinus-abacus capital. ... its capital is composed of Ionic volutes and Corinthian acanthus-leaf decoration.

www.cmhpf.org/kids/dictionary/ClassicalOrders.html

They have a capital (the top, or crown) made of a circle topped by a square. The shaft (the tall part of the column) is plain and has 20 sides. There is no base in the ... The area above the column, called the frieze [pronounced "freeze"], had simple patterns. Above the ... The Ionic style is a little more decorative than the Doric.

www.pitt.edu/~medart/menuglossary/capitaltable.htm

capital Decorative element that divides a column or pier from the masonry ... block, cushion, or cubic capital: A simple cube-like capital with bottom corners tapered. ... An Ionic capital has a volute, or a spiral scroll-like carving, on each side as ...

www.aoc.gov/capitol-hill/architecture-elements/doric-columns

Doric columns typically have a simple, rounded capital at the top; a heavy, fluted or smooth column shaft; and no base. Flutes are vertical, parallel channels that ...