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The paradox of airport architecture is that for most of the 20th century this most modern of building types proved an unsatisfactory medium for architectural Modernism, or indeed for almost ...
Bruges

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A city in NW Belgium, capital of the province of West Flanders, which until the 15th century was a centre of the Flemish textile trade.Bruges Group a political pressure group formed with the ...
building types

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A phrase used to describe a conventional system of classification in which buildings are categorized according to their function. Functional typologies are linguistic—they depend on the use of such ...
charity

charity  

N.A body (corporate or not) established for one of the charitable purposes pecified by statute (see charitable trust). A charity is subject to the control of the High Court in the exercise of its ...
Cimabue

Cimabue  

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(b c.1240; d Pisa, ?1302).Florentine painter. His nickname means ‘Ox-head’ or ‘De-horner of oxen’, perhaps indicating that he had an abrasive temperament. He was a contemporary of Dante, who in The ...
Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale  

(1820–1910)The British nurse and founder of modern nursing practice, emphasizing effective use of hospital hygiene, compassionate care, and, above all, a foundation in systematic statistical ...
insanity

insanity  

Another name for mental disorder, especially in legal contexts, where it refers specifically to conditions that impair one's ability to discharge one's legal responsibilities. See also McNaghten ...
Rogier van der Weyden

Rogier van der Weyden  

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(b Tournai, c.1399; d Brussels, 18 June 1464).The outstanding Netherlandish painter of the mid-15th century. He was one of the greatest and most influential European artists of his time, but there is ...
Strasbourg

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A city in NE France, in Alsace, close to the border with Germany, annexed by Germany in 1870, and returned to France after the First World War. It is the headquarters of the Council of Europe and of ...
Ulm

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Royal residence, first documented 854; its commercial and financial wealth permitted the mayor and council, by 1250, independence from the emperors and, in the 14th century, lavish artistic ...

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