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|Spanish to English translations [PRO]|
Art/Literary - Architecture / Church
|Spanish term or phrase: Columnas adosadas|
|El exterior, de mampostería y ladrillo, tiene una portada principal, abierta con arco de medio punto entre columnas adosadas, que flanquean dos hornacinas.|
A column is a freestanding round shaft. A square column is called a pier. When a round column is attached to a wall, it is called an engaged column; and when a pier is attached to a wall, it is called a pilaster.
In architecture, an engaged column is a column embedded in a wall and partly projecting from the surface of the wall, sometimes defined as semi or three-quarter detached. Engaged columns are rarely found in classical Greek architecture, and then only in exceptional cases, but in Roman architecture they exist in profusion, most commonly embedded in the cella walls of pseudoperipteral buildings
Engaged columns are distinct from pilasters, which by definition are ornamental and not structural.
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|Changes made by editors|
|Nov 19, 2008 - Changes made by Nikki Graham:|
|Edited KOG entry||<a href="/profile/55640">Eileen Brophy's</a> old entry - "Columnas adosadas" » "engaged columns"|
|Nov 19, 2008 - Changes made by Fabio Descalzi:|
|Field||Other » Art/Literary|| |
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