Friday, February 11, 2011

Architectural Sketch - High Key Rendition of City Hall

City Hall, Charleston, SC  © Doug Hickok

Swag, cinquefoil, egg and dart, dentil molding, Ionic capital, pilaster and volute. If these terms mean something to you, you're probably not a botanist, nor a dentist. Probably not a strutting hipster either. Instead you're probably an architect. This image of Charleston's City Hall illustrates architectural elements dating back to the era of the ancient Greeks, the great builders of the Parthenon. The classical style has been so influential over time that it can be seen ubiquitously throughout the western world. Yes,  the style is so prevalent that, as a matter of fact, I just happen to have a Greek temple of my very own, in my back yard, built by some fellow named Ictinus.


  1. Great nuance of gray here, completely pleasant, very well Doug!

  2. What skills and patience are needed to carve something like that...

  3. Well can see every tiny detail.
    I think that the facade has been recently refurbished, because everything is so clean and bright.

  4. These details are so elaborate and intricate.
    Lovely angle and uniform tone.

  5. crisp, sharp and clean monochrome palette. elegant-detailing, lovely piece of work :)


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