The Doric and Ionic

The Ionic order was of a much more luxuriant character than the Doric. Our typical example is taken from the in Asia Minor – a temple erected about 340-30 B. C. The column has a base consisting of a plain square plinth, two trochili with moldings, and a torus fluted horizontally. The Ionic shaft is much slenderer than the Doric, the height of the column (including base and capital) being in different examples from eight to ten times the lower diameter of the shaft….

 

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