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Capital

The uppermost finish or decoration on a column, pier, or pilaster. The style or origin of the column or pier is indicated by the design of the capital as well as the base and shaft. See also Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, and Composite.

   
 
Ionic
     
Corinthian Capital
 
       
 
Moorish - Granada - Spain
 
Doric Capital
 
Geminated Capital
 
       
 
Byzantine - Ravenna - Italy
 
Stlized Palm (Egyptian) - Rome - Italy
 
Gothic - Winchester - England
 
       
 
Baroque - Worms - Germany
 
Gothic - Salisbury - England
 
French Renaissance - Chateau de Chambord - France
 
       
 
San Marco - Venice - Italy
 
Geneva - Switzerland
 
Renaissance - Florence - Italy
 
       
 
Château d'Amboise - France (1500)
 
Château de Blois - France (1500)
 
Chartres Cathedral - France (1250)
 
       
 
Eagle - Persepolis - Iran - 500 BC
 
Bulls - Persepolis - Iran - 500 BC
 
Lion - Persepolis - Iran - 500 BC)
 
       
 
Art Deco - Paris - France (1920)
 
Arts and Crafts - London - England
 
Cistern - Istanbul - Turkey (600)
 
       
 
Head - Cistern - Istanbul - Turkey (550)
 
Head - Cistern - Istanbul - Turkey (550)
 
Stalactite - Istanbul - Turkey
 
       
 
Postmodern - London - England (1990)
 
Art Deco - London - England
 
Jugenstihl - Riga Latvia
 
       
 
Romanesque Revival - Toronto - Canada
 
Eastern - Bristol - England (1820)
 
Gothic - Salisbury - England
 
     
This capital from Riga Latvia is a good example of Romantic nationalism.
 
 
Neoclassical - Riga - Latvia (1905)
 
Ornate - Burritt's Rapids
 
Romantic - Riga - Latvia
 
       
 
Jugenstihl - Riga - Latvia (1905)
 
Quadrafon - Riga - Latvia
 
Gothic - Winchester - England