• Capitals
  • Bases & Pedestals
  • Columns
  • Pilasters & Engaged Columns
  • Posts & Beams
  • Arches
Photographs show examples of columns, posts, and arches. Included are detailed views of elements of all three, how they relate, and how joinings and corners are resolved. Images represent a variety of materials, periods and styles, with some showing how weather and age affects materials and construction. Terms and finishing techniques used in the captions are explained in the glossary.