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A Study on the Classical Orders and Personality Types

Year: 2023

Presenter Name: Blake Gneiting

The five classical orders have often been associated with gender, and occupational roles throughout history. This project is to determine if there are still ties between the classical columns and people. This will be explored by firstly discovering if traditional ties to gender and occupation and the orders still exist today and then will test if there is a correlation between personality types and the classical orders.
The classical orders have been tied to physical and occupational traits of people in the past and will be tested in this study to see if these ties and others exist today. This study will be conducted in the form of a survey gathering general demographic information and a series of questions to determine personality types based on Don Lowry's True Colors personality quiz and to evaluate preference of the classical orders.
Expected results of this study include that woman and those who work in white collar professions will tend to prefer the Ionic, Corinthian and Composite columns while men and blue-collar professions will be more inclined to prefer Tuscan and Doric columns. This will be displayed in a series of graphs and charts showing correlations between genders, ages and occupations to five orders. It is also expected to find strong correlations between personality types and the orders. This will also be displayed in series of graphs and charts showing which percentage of those who participated in the survey correspond to personality types as well as rankings of column preference.
University / Institution: Utah Valley University
Type: Poster
Format: In Person
Presentation #A9
SESSION A (9:00-10:30AM)
Area of Research: Architecture
Faculty Mentor: Brandon Ro