Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Composite order

 One of the five classical orders. A Roman elaboration of the Corinthian order.

Palladio's Drawings of the Five Classical Orders


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Source: Andrea Palladio, The Four Books of Architecture, Dover Books, illus. XXIV





Palladio's Drawing of the Composite Capital


Source: Andrea Palladio, The Four Books of Architecture, Dover Books, illus. XXVIII




Composite
capital:

Composite capital: composed of the upper part of the Ionic and the lower part of the Corinthian.


Examples from Buffalo architecture:

Other examples:


Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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