The Corinthian order is similar in design to the Ionic. The capital is the most distinct difference. The accompanying image does a good job of displaying the very decorative components that set the Corinthian order apart.
Only with a pencil, ruler and protractor, without the help of a computer, Venezuelan artist Rafael Araujo creates complex fields of three dimensional space where butterflies come to life and shells rise from mathematical spirals.
Graphic History of Architecture by John Mansbridge. "Pillars and wall cornings were prime structural elements which were given amazing ornamentation. It sets the tone and mood before entering a building" Más
illustration 1914 - vol 4 Materials & documents of architecture and sculpture : A reissue of Matériaux et documents d'architecture et de sculpture, Paris, - twisted or 'Solomonic' columns from the church of Orsanmichele in Florence, Italy
I love this picture cause you can see the differences between the two gargoyles, the top is decorative, not hunched over, the bottom one is definitely a water spout due to its posture. this shows great levels of the different decorations.