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Classical orders, Doric, Ionic, Corinthian

Mastering the art of architecture – How to use classical orders

The classical orders of Greek and Roman architecture include 3 principal styles: Doric, ionic, and Corinthian. The orders are a standard of proportion and size.

Classical Orders Doric Ionic Corinthian

The beautiful classical architecture of the Lincoln Memorial, seen at night, is shown in the photo below. The building perimeter is lined with 36 fluted Doric columns.

classical orders