Attic base

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Attic base (Arch) a peculiar form of molded base for a column or pilaster, described by Vitruvius, applied under the Roman Empire to the Ionic and Corinthian and “Roman Doric” orders, and imitated by the architects of the Renaissance.
    • Attic base (Arch) See under Attic.
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Usage

In literature:

This standard is based upon the Attic drachm, which was adopted by Alexander as the basis of his monetary system.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 7. (of 7): The Sassanian or New Persian Empire" by George Rawlinson
The Roman orders all have the favourite design known as the Attic base.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
The Attic base was generally used, but an example has been found of an adaptation of the graceful Persepolitan base to the Corinthian column.
"Architecture" by Thomas Roger Smith
The bases are Attic of different heights and are of Poppo's time, as the caps appear to be also.
"The Shores of the Adriatic" by F. Hamilton Jackson
These columns have Attic bases and Corinthian capitals of white marble.
"Old Rome" by Robert Burn
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