Architectural GLOSSARY, from John Summerson, The Classical Language of Architecture (London: 1963)


HERE is a useful study tool, an alphabetical list of all basic terms of the classical language of architecture.

Pay special attention to the words used during our lecture on classical orders, such as

order, doric, ionic, corinthian, composite, triglyph, metope, intercolumnation, entablature, architrave, frieze, cornice, pedestal, pediment, pier, pilaster, rustication….



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