Illustrated Architecture Dictionary


Horizontal subdivisions of a column or wall using a change in profile or change in materials

Banded column: In Renaissance architecture (1420-1550) and derivatives, a column with stone cylinders alternately larger and smaller, alternately plainer and richer in decoration, and/or alternately protruding. The protruding cylinders may be smooth or textured.

Banded pilaster: Horizontal subdivisions in a shallow rectangular column projecting only slightly from a wall

Example from Buffalo architecture:

Other examples:

Photos and their arrangement 2003 Chuck LaChiusa
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