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Doric and Ionic Orders of Greek architecture.

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The prominent features of the Doric and Ionic orders of Greek architecture are identified, such as the Doric order is the simplest column with no ornamentation at the top. The Ionic order has slightly more elaborate decorations at the top and bottom of each column. In the Doric Order, the abacus is undecorated; in the Ionic, the abacus has decorative moldings.

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The Doric order is the simplest column with no ornamentation at the top. The Ionic order has slightly more elaborate decorations at the top and bottom of each column. In the Doric Order, the abacus is undecorated; in the Ionic, the abacus has decorative moldings. The Ionic order has a volute- ornament resembling a rolled scroll, especially on the capitals. The Doric order represents a rationally composed structural system. The Doric order is always shorter and wider than Ionic. Ionic capitals have narrow echinus surmounted by scrollwork volute and a small abacus. Doric columns do ...

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The Doric and Ionid Orders of Greek architect have distinct differences that are identified in this discussion.

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