Architectural Details: 10 Ways Architects Reimagined the Column

In case Alberti’s approach to designing a column seems overly pedantic, you might prefer Venturi’s idea of what a column should look like. Cartoonishly oversized, his “Ironic” column at the 1977 addition to the Allen Memorial Art Museum has an exaggerated capital, no basis and looks like a child’s interpretation of the classical support system.

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