Architectural features illustrated

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Entablature - A superstructure of mouldings and bands which lie horizontally above columns, resting on their capitals.
SO8744 : Detail of the Island Temple, Croome Park by Philip Halling TQ3877 : Greenwich: Old Royal Naval College: King William's Quarter Building (2) by Nigel Cox TQ3075 : Portico of St John's church by Stephen Craven SX8861 : Oldway Mansion and Gardens [1] by Michael Dibb

Entasis - The application of a convex curve to a surface for aesthetic purposes. Its best-known use is in certain orders of Classical columns that curve slightly as their diameter is decreased from the bottom upward.
NZ1700 : Market Cross, Richmond by Bill Harrison SK6142 : Gedling: All Hallows' spire by John Sutton SK3894 : Keppel's Column near Thorpe Hesley by Stephen Richards TQ3078 : Westminster: Millbank Tower by Nigel Cox

Estrade - French term for a raised platform or dais. In the Levant, the estrade of a divan is called a Sopha, from which comes our word 'sofa'.
SE1942 : St Oswald's church, Guiseley - dais and altar by Stephen Craven TM1957 : St Mary, Helmingham- dais by Basher Eyre SK8189 : Friends Meeting House, 22 Market Street, Gainsborough by Jo Turner SH4762 : The Investiture Dais in Caernarfon Castle by Jeff Buck


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