Ionic order The Ionic order came from eastern Greece, where its origins are entwined with the similar but little known Aeolic order. It is distinguished by slender, fluted pillars with a large base and two opposed volutes (also called scrolls) in the echinus of the capital. The echinus itself is decorated with an egg-and-dart motif. The Ionic shaft comes with four more flutes than the Doric counterpart (totalling 24).
Beautiful book on classical ornament by Camillo Boito (1836-1914) (from Wikipedia)Boito was born in Rome, the son of an Italian painter of miniatures. He studied in Padua and then architecture at the Accademia (School of Fine Arts) in Venice. During his time there, he was influenced by Selvatico Estense, an architect who championed the study of medieval art in Italy. He taught architecture at the Venice School of Fine Arts until 1856 when he moved to Tuscany. During his extensive work resto...
Chapiteau d'ordre ionique - L’ordre ionique est apparu vers 560 avant notre ère. La colonne ionique va jusqu’à neuf diamètres de hauteur, et elle est caractérisée par un chapiteau orné de deux volutes latérales. Des modèles de colonnes de cet ordre peuvent être vus dans le temple de Minerve Poliade à Athènes, dans ceux de la Fortune Virile et dans le théâtre de Marcellus à Rome.