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Series C, Week 47

Series C, Week 47


Your Art Class is in a Column


Architecture is the designing and building of structures, making sure the design is structurally sound. One tool that many architects, who do the designing, use is a structural vertical column. The column adds a decorative design feature and at the same time supports what’s above. I have always loved to look at columns and remember the three basic columns that I was taught in grammar school that the Ancient Greeks and Romans used: the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian columns. The Doric is the simple column. The Ionic has simple scrolls at the top. The Corinthian is very elaborate. Which kind of column are you?

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