Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Ionic column

The Greek column impresses me as the greatest problem of form ever resolved by Human genius.
As I approach it, I become aware of one element which embraces all.
Here once and for ever are united all the quests of the spirit and the needs of the heart, the invitation of nature, the laws of numbers and the imagination of art; it is a unique fusion of matter and thought.

Lacretelle, Jacques de
Le Demi-Dieu p. 94. Translated by Hugh Chisholm

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