Doric

DEFINITION

The earliest of the orders of classical architecture.Examples:Ictinus and Callicrates with Phidias (Greek), The Parthenon, 477-438 BCE, a temple dedicated to the goddess Athena, of bearing masonry, cut stone, in a style called the Doric order, on the historic acropolis of Athens.Related site: Gli ordini nell'architettura classica (Orders in the Classical Architecture) is an Italian language site. Also see abacus, architrave, capital, classical orders, column, Corinthian, cornice, echinus, entablature, frieze, Greek art, Ionic, metope, Roman art, shaft, stylobate, and triglyph.

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