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What is the shaft of a column?

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In order. The shaft, which rests upon the base, is a long, narrow, vertical cylinder that in some orders is articulated with fluting (vertical grooves). The shaft may also taper inward slightly so that it is wider at the bottom than at the top.

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Also question is, what is the shaft of a column called?

Shaft. The shaft is the portion of a column between the base and the capital: The Doric order is usually identified by its stout columns compared to the other orders.

Also Know, what is the decorative top of a column? Capital. The capital is found at the top of the shaft and is the decorative element of the column. It divides the impost block, also called the abacus, from the shaft.

Regarding this, what is a capital in a column?

In architecture the capital (from the Latin caput, or "head") or chapiter forms the topmost member of a column (or a pilaster). The capital, projecting on each side as it rises to support the abacus, joins the usually square abacus and the usually circular shaft of the column.

What are the 3 types of columns?

The Greeks invented the 3 types of columns to support their buildings that we still use today! Doric, Ionic and Corinthian are the three main styles!

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