An Order is the total assemblage of parts comprising the column and its appropriate entablature. The primary divisions of the column are base, shaft and capital. The primary divisions of the entablature are architrave, frieze and cornice. A pedestal under the column is not an essential part of the order but appropriate pedestals are given by the theorists from Serlio onwards.

ORDER

PEDESTAL

COLUMN

Base
Shaft
Capital

ENTABLATURE

Architrave
Frieze
Cornice

PEDIMENT

 

Order / column / arrangement

Order / column / base

Order / column / capital

Order / column / shaft

Order / column / type

Order / entablature / architrave

Order / entablature / cornice

Order / entablature / frieze

Order / entablature

Order / pediment

Order / type

Also see Architecture index.