Ionic order

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Ionic order

n.
One of the three main orders of classical Greek architecture, characterized by two opposed volutes in the capital.
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Noun1.Ionic order - the second Greek orderIonic order - the second Greek order; the capital is decorated with spiral scrolls
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
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When he chose to take a walk it was with a regular step in the entrance hall with its mosaic flooring, or in the circular gallery with its dome supported by twenty red porphyry Ionic columns, and illumined by blue painted windows.
Grandfather now looked at his watch, which hung within a beautiful little ebony temple, supported by four Ionic columns. He then laid his hand on the golden locks of little Alice, whose head had sunk down upon the arm of our illustrious chair.
Nothing could be more noble in appearance than the central forecourt raised upon the flight of steps, like a king upon his throne, having around it four pavilions at the angles, the immense Ionic columns of which rose majestically to the whole height of the building.
At the extremity of the courtyard, where, close to a portico formed of Ionic columns, were the dog kennels, rose an oblong building, the pavilion of the orangery, a half circle, inclosing the court of honor.
The house features tunnels used during the war by the French resistance to evade capture by the Nazis, and an Ionic column in the garden was given to the owners by underwater explorer and TV star Jacques Cousteau.
His base during these holidays with his wife Clementine was at Domaine du Paradou, a The house features tunnels used during the war by the French resistance to evade capture by the Nazis, and an Ionic column in the garden was given to the owners by underwater explorer and TV star Jacques Cousteau.
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Displayed in the Museum of Byzantine Culture, Adrian Paci's video The Column, 2013, charts the futility of trying to pinpoint a cultural artifact's origins: Extracted from a Chinese quarry, a marble block is fashioned by workers into an Ionic column on a Europe-bound vessel, the movement through water evoking the transformative power of time and geography.
And every morning a flower-seller propped her sprays on top of a broken ionic column of a long-forgotten pagan temple.
If I remember correctly, when I was a student at the Escuela Normal de San Nicolas, in Argentina, we learned that the column that Norah drew for the cover of Fervor de Buenos Aires was an Ionic column, not a Doric.
"Oh." After a pause the opposite of pregnant, he asked, "So what's an Ionic column?"
The students incorporated objects from Carnegie Institute's collections into the design, including dinosaur bones, the Henry Moore sculpture Reclining Figure, an Ionic column, an African mask and more, to convey the billboard theme, "We spend Weekends at the Museum."