Ionic order

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Architects' first real leuk at the Greek Ionic order: Julien David LeRoy, Les ruines plus beaux des monuments de la Grèce Paris, 1758 (Plate XX)

The Ionic order forms ane o the three clessical orders o clessical airchitectur, the ither twa canonic orders bein the Doric an the Corinthian. Thare are twa lesser orders: the Tuscan (a plainer Doric), an the rich variant o Corinthian cried the composite order, baith addit bi 16t-century Italian airchitectural writers, based on Roman practice. The Ionic columns are the thinnest an smawest columns oot o the three canonic orders.