Illustrated Architecture Dictionary

Fleuron
FLER on
Also called flos


The small flower at the center of each side of the Corinthian abacus

Any small flower-like ornamentation in general

Found in classical Greek and Roman architecture and derivatives, including Beaux Arts Classicism, Classical Revival, Federal, Georgian Revival, Greek Revival, Neoclassicism, Renaissance Revival, Second Empire


Examples from Buffalo architecture

Examples from Europe:


Photos and their arrangement 2002 Chuck LaChiusa
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