Doric order

(redirected from Doric column)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
Related to Doric column: Ionic, Greek columns
click for a larger image
Doric order
Doric order capital

Doric order

n.
1. The oldest and simplest of the three main orders of classical Greek architecture, characterized by heavy fluted columns with plain, saucer-shaped capitals and no base.
2. A Roman order of similar design but with the addition of a base.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Doric order - the oldest and simplest of the Greek orders and the only one that normally has no baseDoric order - the oldest and simplest of the Greek orders and the only one that normally has no base
order - (architecture) one of original three styles of Greek architecture distinguished by the type of column and entablature used or a style developed from the original three by the Romans
References in classic literature ?
The Iliad, the Hamlet, the Doric column, the Roman arch, the Gothic minster, the German anthem, when they are ended, the master casts behind him.
To draw attention to classic architecture, a row of of capiz star parol cascade down the Doric column.
I also loved classical civilisation but I was slightly obsessed by neoclassical architecture and columns and I once did an essay about 5000 words worth just on the Doric column, which was my favourite.
It is known as the Vantiniano after the original architect, Rodolfo Vantini, and the severely architectural enclosure is dominated by a 60-metre-tall Doric column in the centre.
I also loved classical civilisation but I was slightly obsessed by neo-classical architecture and columns, and I once did an essay about 5,000 words worth just on the Doric column, which was my favourite.
The plot is daft and dull, the sweeping space-operatic theme as authentic as a Doric column bought from a garden centre, while we haven't seen such ickily camp set design since Dune.
The plot is by turns daft and dull, the sweeping space-operatic theme as authentic as a Doric column bought from a garden centre, while we haven't seen such ickily camp set design since Dune.
Lastly, the Doric column, being the simplest in design, required the students only to stand straight and tall with their arms at their sides.
A Doric column capital from the Argive Heraion, capital C, has been widely regarded as belonging to a very early (7th- or early-6th-century B.
Her thesis that Loos was not outrightly hostile towards ornament is linked to the contradictions of a dialectic of modernity and antiquity, which is evident in both his 'House' on the Michaelerplatz (interpreted here as a 'gateway', a 'liminal space' between modern commercial flux and imperial permanence) and his design for the Chicago Tribune skyscraper in the form of a Greek Doric column.
Still more jarring is another Doric column to its immediate left; the column supports nothing, is free-standing, and has no apparent relationship to the structure or anything else in the picture.