Wednesday, December 27, 2017
Weird Word Wednesday
A slight convex curve in the shaft of a column, introduced to correct the visual illusion of concavity produced by a straight shaft.
‘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.’
‘The entasis of this skyscraper, like that of a Doric column, leads to a new kind of propositional beauty, one worked out digitally.’
Mid 17th century: modern Latin, from Greek, from enteinein ‘to stretch or strain’.
Otherworldly tales steeped in myth, magic & romance.
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