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aetoma

aetoma  

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1 Ridge of a Classical temple.2 Apex acroterium.3 Pediment tympanum.
Alcamenes

Alcamenes  

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Greek sculptor of the second half of the 5th century bc, a contemporary of Phidias and according to some ancient sources his pupil. Alcamenes had a high reputation (Pliny calls ...
altar

altar  

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The table in a Christian church at which the bread and wine are consecrated in communion services; a table or flat-topped block used as the focus for a religious ritual, especially for making ...
antefix

antefix  

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[Ar]A Latin word for a terracotta plaque covering the end of an imbrex at eaves level, and usually decorated with an apotropaic subject.
anthemion

anthemion  

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(pl. anthemia).1 Decorative group of leafy forms resembling a radiating cluster of flowers on the same plant, and called by some a honeysuckle: it occurs in Classical architecture above acroteria, on ...
dog-ear

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Old term for an acroterion.
ear

ear  

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1 Acroter or horn of an altar, sarcophagus, or stele.2 Crossette.3 Lug or tab.
Façade decoration

Façade decoration  

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The Greeks of the 6th and 5th centuries bc codified the application of sculpture on their façades. Plain architectural components acted as a foil for the carvings that were contained ...
fastigium

fastigium  

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1 Slope or fall of any surface or plane.2 Gable or pediment.3 Raking mouldings, especially the cyma, of a pediment.4 Canopy carried on four columns, especially with a pedimented top.5 Ridge on a ...
horn

horn  

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1 Ionic, Composite, or Corinthian volute, but especially Ionic.2 Strong-stemmed projections ending in stiff leaves commonly found on C13 Gothic capitals or crockets.3 Projection at each corner of an ...
Ornament and pattern

Ornament and pattern  

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Vegetal, geometric and other forms of ornament play an unusually important role in the architecture and visual arts of the Islamic lands, where virtually all surfaces are decorated (see Subject ...
Paeonius

Paeonius  

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Greek sculptor from Mende, active c.420 bc. Known from an original work found at Olympia—a marble statue of a flying Nike, mounted on a high triangular base, and displayed before the eastern face of ...
Thomas Beeby

Thomas Beeby  

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(1941– ).American architect, Director of Design for the firm founded (1961) by James Wright Hammond (1918–86—a former partner at Skidmore Owings & Merrill) as Hammond & Roesch (1961–71), which became ...

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