The Doric Order, Classical Orders of Architecture

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Simeon Netchev
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published on 12 December 2023
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The Classical Orders of Architecture (Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, Tuscan, and Composite), originating in ancient Greece and refined by the Romans, are fundamental design principles that significantly influence classical and neoclassical structures. The Doric Order, characterized by its straightforward and robust design, reflects the simplicity and strength valued in ancient Greek architecture. Developed during the 7th century BCE, the Doric Order features sturdy columns with fluted shafts and unadorned capitals. It represents a timeless expression of architectural integrity and has been embraced in various historical and contemporary constructions.

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Simeon Netchev
Simeon is a freelance visual designer with a deep interest in the human side of history. He believes that every image should be an interaction, a commentary, and a narrative, and every map should lead on an exciting journey of exploration and discovery.

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Netchev, S. (2023, December 12). The Doric Order, Classical Orders of Architecture. World History Encyclopedia. Retrieved from https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18240/the-doric-order-classical-orders-of-architecture/

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Netchev, Simeon. "The Doric Order, Classical Orders of Architecture." World History Encyclopedia. Last modified December 12, 2023. https://www.worldhistory.org/image/18240/the-doric-order-classical-orders-of-architecture/.

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Netchev, Simeon. "The Doric Order, Classical Orders of Architecture." World History Encyclopedia. World History Encyclopedia, 12 Dec 2023. Web. 20 Apr 2024.

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