The Ionic Order and the exquisite Sir John Soane’s Museum @soanemuseum

It’s funny how something’s occur, a bit like in Apollo 13 when Jim Lovell is guided home by the phosphorescence in the sea! I had such a moment (although not as life saving or dramatic) after returning from a short Read More …

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A summary of Rome blog posts & comment…

In case you’ve missed them, below is a summary of the blog posts from the recent few days in Rome: The Corinthian Order The Doric and Ionic Orders The Feminine Ionic Order You often hear complaints something along the lines Read More …

The feminine Ionic Order

Following on from the last post on the Doric and Ionic order I explained that the Ionic Order was created to establish a feminine alternative to the masculine Doric Order. Again in Vitruvius’ “Ten Books on Architecture”: “They translated these Read More …

Ionic and Doric #Orders- a potted #history

Following on from the potted history of the Corinthian Order let’s backtrack a bit on the earlier Doric and Ionic orders: Potted History of the Doric and Ionic Orders: The Athenians despatched Ion (son of Xuthus & Creusa) to colonise Read More …

The Corinthian Order – a potted history

“A free-born maiden of Corinth, just of marriageable age, was attacked by an illness and passed away. After her burial, her nurse, collecting a few little things which used to give the girl pleasure while she was alive, put them Read More …