Corinthian capital

коринфская капитель

English-Russian architecture dictionary. 2015.

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  • Indo-Corinthian capital — Indo Corinthian capitals are capitals crowning columns or pilasters, which can be found in the northwestern Indian subcontinent, and usually combine Hellenistic and Indian elements. These capitals are typically dated to the first centuries of our …   Wikipedia

  • Corinthian order — The Pantheon provided a prominent model for Renaissance and later architects, through the medium of engravings …   Wikipedia

  • Capital (architecture) — Ionic capital, from the temple of Athena Polias, Priene, Ionia, in a 19th century engraving In architecture the capital (from the Latin caput, head ) forms the topmost member of a column (or pilaster). It mediates between the column and the load… …   Wikipedia

  • Corinthian — /keuh rin thee euhn/, adj. 1. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of Corinth. 2. Archit. noting or pertaining to one of the five classical orders invented in ancient Greece and similar in most respects to the Ionic but usually of slenderer… …   Universalium

  • Corinthian — [kə rin′thē ən] adj. 1. of Corinth or its people or culture 2. dissolute and loving luxury, as the people of Corinth were said to be 3. in the style of the art of Corinth; gracefully elaborate 4. designating or of a classical (Greek or Roman)… …   English World dictionary

  • capital — capital1 capitalness, n. /kap i tl/, n. 1. the city or town that is the official seat of government in a country, state, etc.: Tokyo is the capital of Japan. 2. a city regarded as being of special eminence in some field of activity: New York is… …   Universalium

  • capital — [13] Etymologically, capital is something that is at the top or ‘head’; it comes from Latin caput ‘head’. The various current English uses of the word reached us, however, by differing routes. The first to come was the adjective, which originally …   The Hutchinson dictionary of word origins

  • capital — [13] Etymologically, capital is something that is at the top or ‘head’; it comes from Latin caput ‘head’. The various current English uses of the word reached us, however, by differing routes. The first to come was the adjective, which originally …   Word origins

  • Corinthian order — ▪ architecture       one of the classical orders of architecture. Its main characteristic is an ornate capital carved with stylized acanthus leaves. See order. * * * …   Universalium

  • Corinthian —    The most elaborate of the three classical orders of Greek architecture, distinguished by a slender, fluted column, and a bell shaped capital decorated with a design of acanthus leaves …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • Corinthian — Co•rin•thi•an [[t]kəˈrɪn θi ən[/t]] adj. 1) geg peo of or pertaining to Corinth or its residents 2) archit. of or designating one of the five classical orders of architecture, similar to the Ionic but usu. of slenderer proportions and… …   From formal English to slang

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