The Archaeology of an Idea: The Classical Column - A Fundamental Notion in Architecture

Event Date: 

Wednesday, March 2, 2016 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Event Location: 

  • 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
Santa Barbara

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.