Definition of entasis in English:
noun (plural entases)Architecture
A slight convex curve in the shaft of a column, introduced to correct the visual illusion of concavity produced by a straight shaft.
- The pillars of the exterior exhibit batter (lean slightly inward) and entasis (slight convex curvature near the middle).
- The entasis of this skyscraper, like that of a Doric column, leads to a new kind of propositional beauty, one worked out digitally.
- Not only does this polysemy make it an enigmatic signifier, but the computer-perfected entasis makes it a good example of propositional beauty - the central planned skyscraper with elegant double curves shooting to the sky.
Definition of entasis in:
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