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Greek Architecture

The Greek Orders: Doric, Ionic, Corinthian


Doric column


Doric entablature


Doric Temple


Ionic Column


Ionic entablature


Ionic capital

 


Corinthian
entablature

 
  1. Doric column, from A. Rosengarten, A Handbook of Architectural Styles, NY, 1898.
  2. Doric entablature, from A. Rosengarten, A Handbook of Architectural Styles, NY, 1898.
  3. Doric Temple (Temple of Theseus, Athens), from A. Rosengarten, A Handbook of Architectural Styles, NY, 1898.
  4. Ionic column, from A. Rosengarten, A Handbook of Architectural Styles, NY, 1898.
  5. Ionic entablature, from A. Rosengarten, A Handbook of Architectural Styles, NY, 1898.
  6. Ionic capital, from A. Rosengarten, A Handbook of Architectural Styles, NY, 1898.
  7. Corinthian entablature, from A. Rosengarten, A Handbook of Architectural Styles, NY, 1898.

American Examples of the Greek Orders:


Doric: NYC
Custom House


Ionic: U of VA


Corinthian: U ov VA


Corinthian: Russell
House, Middletown, CT

  1. Doric: Custom House, New York, 1834. Ithiel Town, architect.
  2. Ionic: University of Virginia, Pavilion detail, Charlottesville, VA, 1819-26. Thomas Jefferson, architect.
  3. Corinthian: University of Virginia, Pavilion detail, Charlottesville, VA, 1819-26. Thomas Jefferson, architect.
  4. Corinthian: Russell House (Honors College), Middletown, CT, 1834. Ithiel Town & A.J. Davis, architects.



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