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Column

A free standing vertical structural member of a building that supports either a roof, a porch, or a decorative architrave. See also Capital, Shaft, Base, or Scotia. Composite, Corinthian, Doric, Ionic and Tuscan are the basic types..

   
 
Doric - Canada (19th c.)
     
Corinthian - France (17th c.)
 
       
 
Ionic - Switzerland (100 A.D.)
 
Tuscan - Kingston (19th c.)
 
Composite - Hamilton
 
 
   
     
   
Ghent - Belgium
 
 
Greek Columns
 
Post Modern - Thunder Bay
 
       
 
Gaudi - Parc Güell - Barcelona - Spain
 
Paired - Seville - Spain
 
Floral - Barcelona - Spain
 
       
 
Baroque - Syracusa - Italy
 
Jugenstihl - Riga - Latvia
 
Belle Epoch - London - England
 
       
 
University - Granada - Spain
 
Appliquéd - Fes - Morocco
 
Baldachino - St. Peter's - Rome
 
       
 
Doge's Palace - Venice - Italy (1419)
 
Thunder Bay
 
Geminated - Granada - Spain
 
       
 
Sault Ste. Marie
 
Tate Gallery - London - England
 
Clustered - Siena - Italy
 
       
 
London - England
 
London - England
 
Downward Tapering - London - England
 
Base Shaft Entablature Capital Capital Entablature