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Using Moldings in Architecture - Chapter Summary
This engaging chapter covers the architectural use of moldings. When you review these lessons, you'll learn about different types of moldings, including their main features and uses in architecture. We've designed our learning materials to give you convenient options when you study at any time of day. Each lesson is followed by a multiple-choice quiz you can use to prepare for a test, check your knowledge or see if you're ready to move on to other lessons and subjects. After finishing this chapter, you should be able to:
- Explain what a Corinthian entablature is
- Detail how Ionic entablature is used in architecture
- Identify the different styles of cornices
1. Corinthian Entablature: Definition & Architecture
Corinthian entablature is the highly ornamental horizontal beams common in Greek and Roman classical architecture. This lessons takes a look at where they appear and how they used in support.
2. Ionic Entablature: Definition & Architecture
Have you ever looked up at a building's columns and noticed bands of decoration above them? You might have been looking at an entablature. In this lesson, explore elements involved in the Ionic entablature, an idea that comes from Greek architecture.
3. What is a Cornice in Architecture? - Definition & Styles
Have you ever looked up at a building and admired its decorative roof edge? Do you know what this part of the structure is called? In this lesson, learn about cornices in architecture and explore some different styles.
4. Archivolt: Definition, Architecture & Design
Archivolts aren't something you'll often see in modern architecture, but they played a big role in architecture history. We'll check out this feature and learn how to identify them.
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