Architecture_NotesJan26 - Thu 26 Architectural Orders. From...

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Thu 26 – Architectural Orders. From the Greek classical period to the Renaissance. Readings: B. Barletta, The Origins of the Greek Architectural Orders , Cambridge University Press, chaps. 3, 4, 5. J. Onians, Bearers of Meanings. The Classical Orders in Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Renaissance , Princeton University Press, Princeton, 1988. Filarete, architectural treatise, 1460’s Support – vertical posts 1 st level of complication - fork at ends to support horizontal sticks Wooden hut – Sierra Leone, Latvia Second level of complication – ceiling is not flat – 2 piece cover Covered with straw Parthenon – 477-438 BC Probably most representative building of Greece 2 sources to understand architectural order of Greece Vitruvius Pollio, De Architectura, end of I century BC c., published Rome 1486 Never visited Greece, but his knowledge of greek architecture is good Plini the Younger, Naturalis Historia, I century AC? The Doric Order Used for the first time in the Doric area of Greece – the oldest kind c. end of 7 th century BC to end of 6 th cent. BC visually the simplest, but it’s really not that simple the (en)tablature (top) frieze, cornice, architrave (flat) column fluted – number of flutes vary from 20 – 24 slender, they taper towards top gives life to Doric order – looks like it’s reacting - tension capital – 2 parts appapus, atheno ? can’t understand what he’s saying
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course AHIS C3001 taught by Professor Benelli during the Spring '06 term at Columbia.

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Architecture_NotesJan26 - Thu 26 Architectural Orders. From...

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