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Architectural Drawing of Classical Columns
Original Author: Van der Gucht, engraver
Created: 1716
Medium: Engraved architectural drawing

Architectural Drawing of Classical Columns

This engraving from the 1721 edition of The Architecture of A. Palladio; in Four Books depicts the distinct columns that represent the classical architectural orders—the Doric, Ionic and Corinthian styles from ancient Greece; and the Tuscan and Composite styles from ancient Rome. Andrea Palladio, an influential sixteenth-century Italian architect, favored pure classical design that included the prominent use of these columns.

Citation: The Architecture of A. Palladio; in Four Books. NA2517 .P3 1721 v.1 Bks. 1/3. Special Collections, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Va.

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