For an exhibition researchers establish new column styles with 3D-printed clay

RE-ordering architecture
163 Plymouth Street
Brooklyn, New York
Through May 25

Like so many, the Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian columns, as defined by Vitruvius in the first century BC, hold my very first memories of learning about the history of architecture. Centuries later, during the Renaissance, Giacomo Barozzi da Vignola would famously add the Tuscan and Composite orders to the mix. Whichever you prefer—Greek trio or Italian five—the orders have occupied Western imagination as the archetype of a logic and language imposed upon the…