Friday, March 15, 2019
The Greek Column :: Architecture Architectural Essays History
The Greek towboatA French champagne cognac with a Centaur trademark, called Remy Martin, is featured in some(prenominal) magazine advertisements resting on a column in various positions. The wizard being analyzed in this article shows the bottle of Remy Martin and a gibe of glasses placed on top of a column so tall that it payes above the clouds. It invites the viewer Want to come up for a drink sometime? At the bottom right corner, the Centaur logo is repeated, along with a short description of its origin and a complimentary characterisation offer. Found in the October issue of Vanity Fair, it targets adult women readers who, perhaps, want a fashion enlightenment.Both the column and the slab on top of it be to be made out of concrete, covered with plaster, whitewashed, and then it was given a poker chip effect. Its purpose is to support the bottle of Remy Martin and the glasses for someone who can reach high enough for a drink. The use of the column in ancient architectures, however, do not include exhibiting a beverage. From the remarkable papist Pantheon, date from the second ampere-second B.C., to the Chartres Cathedral in France, which began construction in the mid-twelfth century A.D., the column is widely used according to different tastes and architectural purposes. It is a Greek creation emerged from the Archaic period between 6oo-480 B.C., during which the two crown designs from Greek temples, called the Ionic and Doric orders, came into form. The Corinthian order is the third true Greek architectural order originally used in interiors, which began to appear around 450 B.C. The Greeks used columns in architectures including the Parthenon, the Tholos and the mausoleums, sometimes in pairs and sometimes in colonnades. All three orders, occasionally with various different modifications, were adapted by other civilizations such as the Romans and the Etruscans. They were erected in temples, Cathedrals, Forums, on city streets or even in residen ts as a supporting device for arches, entablatures, ceilings or roofs. They are also incorporated in reliefs for tombs and cathedrals and expressed in Roman wall paintings. For example, the bedroom walls in the House of Publius Fannius in Boscoreale were decorated with images of columns in fantastic Roman cityscapes. (Stokstad, p.162-213, 223-283, 553-556.) The column used in the Remy Martin advertisement does not clearly belong to any classical Greek order or its later variants. However, it resembles a down-sized column of the Doric Order because of its recognizable Doric-like capital, though its components are only representative.