Column – Architectural Elements Of Churches

Column

A column is a vertical architectural support that is circular in plan and slender in contrast to a pillar (see below), which is often and usually heavier. A column consists of two elements—a and a —and usually a base; often it has entasis, a slight convexity. In the and early periods, Egyptian architects abandoned their traditional baseless columns and adopted two of the five classical orders developed in Greece and Rome, the Ionic and the Corinthian.