- Karpeles Manuscript Library
- 21 West Anapamu Street
- Santa Barbara
The Archaeology of an Idea: The Classical Column — A Fundamental Notion in Architecture
Fikret Yegül, Professor Emeritus
Wednesday, March 2, 2:00 - 3:00 pm
Karpeles Manuscript Library, 21 W. Anapamu Street
Fikret Yegül, Professor Emeritus of the Department of Art History and Architecture, will give a talk considering the column as a fundamental element and visual metaphor of classical architecture and of all architecture, because columns serve structural function, express aesthetic intent and project symbolic meaning. Columns evoke anthropomorphic analogies, gender mythologies, and engender human anxieties in their unionized, serialized, and singly monumentalized forms. Columns dance before walls, stride along streets, create urban armatures.