Answers . 07 March 2012                     
ArchitectureWeek
HOME   |   DESIGN   |   CONTEXT   |   CULTURE   |   TECHNOLOGY   |   SEARCH
< Prev Page Next Page >
 
IN THIS ISSUE
  Contents
 
  •  
  • People and Places
     
  •  
  • The Project is Going Down

     
    AND MORE
      Current Contents
      Blog Center
      Download Center
      New Products
      Products Guide
      Classic Home
      Architecture Forum
      Architects Directory
      Topics Library
      Complete Archive
      Web Directory
      About ArchWeek
      Search
      Subscribe & Contribute
      Free Newsletters
       

     
    NEXT WEEK

    [an error occurred while processing this directive]

    Quizzical Pursuit
    —The Architecture Puzzler

    Created by Dave Guadagni

    Solution to Last Week's Puzzler
    Architecture Puzzler #552

    Question

    Although "caryatid" sounds like a species of shellfish, it is a special form of column used to support the corners of some ancient buildings, such as the Erechtheum. How would you describe these columns? By the way, where is the Erechtheum?

    Answer

    Caryatids are sculpted female figures used as columns to support an entablature or similar member. A sculpted male figure is called an atlas (plural: atlantes). The Erechtheum (421-406 BCE), also known as the Erectheion, is on the Acropolis in Athens.
     


     

    Okay, got it? Now try this week's Puzzler:

    http://www.ArchitectureWeek.com/quiz.html


     

    Dave Guadagni, AIA, is an architect with Robertson/Sherwood/Architects

    Quizzical Pursuit is Copyright 2012, Dave Guadagni.

    AW

    ArchWeek Image

    These Corinthian column capitals at the U.S. Capitol, designed by Benjamin Henry Latrobe, are modeled after tobacco leaves.
    Photo: Architect of the Capitol

     
    < Prev Page Next Page > Send this to a friend       Media Kit       Contributing       Privacy       Comments
    ARCHWEEK  |  GREAT BUILDINGS  |  ARCHIPLANET  |  DISCUSSION  |  BOOKS  |  BLOGS  |  SEARCH
      ArchitectureWeek.com © 2012 Artifice, Inc. - All Rights Reserved