Charlotte Ekland, Ph.D of CSU, Chico Mexican Colonial Architecture

Search Results for estipite

Glossary Results (5)

  1. Estipite

    A column or pilaster, tapered at the bottom and formed of several elaborately carved sections. Typical of late Baroque buildings in Spain and Latin America.
  2. Niche Pilaster

    A broad pilaster with a shallow, richly ornamented niche.  This decorative feature was typical of 18th century (Churrigueresque or Estípite Baroque) facades and retablos.
  3. Bell Tower

    This Churrigueresque example is two staged and highly ornamented with elaborate engaged columns, niche pilasters, and estípites.  All eight arched openings for the bells are carved with bas relief moldings and other adornments. Halacho, Yucatan
  4. Camarin, Tepozotlan

    Every inch of this chamber, from floor to cupola, is painted and gilded.  Angels, archangels, suns, moons, stars, shells, butterflies, foliage, flowers, and estipites proliferate in this Churrigueresque camarín.
  5. Churrigueresque

    An exuberant outgrowth of the Baroque characterized by estípites, broken pediments, volutes, intricate carving, and a profusion of fanciful forms and foliate motifs.

Building Search Results (1)

  1. The Temple of San Francisco Acatepec 18th Century, Acatepec, Puebla

    Built at the end of the 18th Century, the entire facade of this Churrigueresque church was elaborated using individually crafted Talavera ceramic tiles. Solomonic columns, estipites, cornices, bell tower and dome are all skillfully fashioned by the local potters. The interior of the church equals the beauty of its brilliantly covered facade with elaborate stucco scupltural detail and a pulpit carved in stone.

Slideshow Results (7)

  1. Cathedral in San Cristobal De Las Casas, Chiapas

    Main Retablo, Estipites and Solomonic Columns Main Retablo, Estipites and Solomonic Columns

  2. Cathedral in Mexico City, Distrito Federal

    Detail, Gilded Estipites Detail, Gilded Estipites

  3. Cathedral in Mexico, Distrito Federal

    21 Detail, Gilded Estipites 21 Detail, Gilded Estipites

  4. San Martin in Tepozotlan, Mexico

    Bell Tower Adorned with Estipite Pilasters Bell Tower Adorned with Estipite Pilasters

  5. San Francisco in Acatepec, Puebla

    Upper Facade with Broken Entablatures and Estipites, All Decorated with Tiles Upper Facade with Broken Entablatures and Estipites, All Decorated with Tiles

  6. San Pedro4 in Cholul, Yucatan

    18th Century Retablo with Estipites 18th Century Retablo with Estipites

  7. San Bernadino De Sisal in Valladolid, Yucatan

    Elaborate Estipites with Gilded Capitals Elaborate Estipites with Gilded Capitals