Let's talk about the importance of visual elements in architecture. Brent takes us through the anatomy of a pilaster, or sqaure column that projects slightly beyond the wall into which it is built. While pilasters aren't physically structural elements, they are visually structural. When there are strong pilasters under an arch, it invites you in.
Brent takes us back to the colonial era and discusses some tricks of the eye, components and development methods for creating a pilaster that's proportional and supportive.