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    Default The Doric Order

    Calling all photos of the Doric Order. The more the merrier.

    Greek Revival - Federal Hall, 26 Wall St. - By Ithiel Town and Alexander Jackson Davis, 1835-42



    Roman Revival - Canterbury Quad Entrance Christ Church College, Oxford - By James Wyatt, 1773-83



    Creative Departures - Park Slope Brooklyn Carnegie Library 1906

    Photo credit ZippytheChimp

    Ancient Greek - ?


    Contemporary - Colonial Williamsburg - By Quinlan Terry 2001-03



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    Carpenter Doric - Schenectady, NY Stockade Historical District

    Photo - kz1000ps

    Roman Revival - Market Hall, Charleston South Carolina - By Edward B. White 1841

    Photo - Radiohead

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    Hustler Club -- Manhattan


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    Appropriately, Athens Square Park.

    Astoria, one block from the N-W subway, 30th Ave station.

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    Grant's Tomb


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasonik View Post
    Contemporary - Colonial Williamsburg - By Quinlan Terry 2001-03
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    In its finely-scaled surroundings, where all must tread lightly, Quinlan Terry's building suffers from too large a footprint. He bravely makes the best of it by putting storefronts on both streets that form his corner, but ultimately there's not much else he could do about it; the client determined the footprint.

    Yet another illustration that you can't blame all design shortcomings on the architect.

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    Wow Ablarc, so much eye candy to savor. You've laid out a feast. How flattering to see a few of my Greece photos included.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ablarc View Post
    In its finely-scaled surroundings, where all must tread lightly, Quinlan Terry's building suffers from too large a footprint. He bravely makes the best of it by putting storefronts on both streets that form his corner, but ultimately there's not much else he could do about it; the client determined the footprint.

    Yet another illustration that you can't blame all design shortcomings on the architect.

    Well, I think on a scale of 1-10 (where 10 is terrible)a s a peccadillo the footprint issue is a 1 in this specific case. Some classical architect (can't remember if it's QT or not) ’solved’ the issue of a large programmatic footprint and relation to existing scale in Baker St. (London) by building something that looks like several townhouses but is in fact a continuous façade. Works qite well, I think.

    BTW, Christ Church Spitalfields, by Hawksmoor (I can see it as I type…). I think those are Tuscan columns?? Certainly no triglyphs or guttae.

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    The Broadhurst Theatre where Grease originally opened on B'way in 1972 :


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    Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims

    Brooklyn


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    Worth noting: Oliva Newton John took her middle name from the great classicist Sir Isaac Newton.

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    Default Just Triglyphs, Metopes, and Guttae Please!

    In my absence, the point of this thread has been confused. All photos and comments that do not have a direct relation to THE DORIC ORDER needn't be posted here.


    Cori, Temple of Hercules
    from D' Espouy's "Fragments D' Architecture Antique." Restoration by V. Blavette.

    The only reason for Ionic volutes to be visible in this thread are instances such as this:

    Proplaea of Acropolis

    Ablarc, you should start your own Classical thread. This a narrowly focused examination of the Doric vocabulary and usage. Your post isn't a waste, you've provided some relevant images, and shown that, if Canaletto is to be believed, Venice lost a tiny Doric temple since 1732.


    Bramante's 1502 Tempietto built on the site of San Pietro's inverted crucifixion - Montorio


    Laubin


    Hawksmoor's Doric works bear investigation.
    As a start there is St. Alfege Church 1714-18



    Claude-Nicolas Ledoux's Rotonde de la Villette, toll gate for Paris 1784-89


    Ledoux's Chaux Saltworks 1775-79
    The Director's House detail:



    Thomas Jefferson's Monticello, 1768-1809


    Krier's novel placement of triglyphs in Atlantis, 1985

    Zippy, here is another image of Joseph Wells' 1849 Pilgrim Church:



    As a fluke, I came across this Pilgrim Congregational Church in Racine WI, built 1911-13 with brick metopes:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jasonik View Post
    In my absence, the point of this thread has been confused. All photos and comments that do not have a direct relation to THE DORIC ORDER needn't be posted here.

    Ablarc, you should start your own Classical thread. This a narrowly focused examination of the Doric vocabulary and usage. Your post isn't a waste, you've provided some relevant images...
    Sorry, Jasonik. Moderator: please move my post to where it belongs.

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    Default Done.

    Y'all can see ablarc's post in its own thread, 'classical references'.

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    If there can be such a thing as perfection in human endeavor, this could be it.

    The restraint and intimacy ADD to the grandeur in a way that sheer size or monumentlaity could not.

    It almost makes you (well, me) want to cry, when you think some people think of this merely as "of its time".

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