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abuse

abuse  

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1 Violation of established uses in Classical architecture.2 Corruption of form. Abuses according to Palladio included brackets, consoles, or modillions supporting (or seeming to support) a major ...
acroterion

acroterion  

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[Co]The sculptured figure, tripod, disc, or urn, of bronze, marble, or terracotta, placed on the apex of the pediment of a Greek temple or other substantial building; sometimes also above the outer ...
aedicule

aedicule  

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(pl. aedicules, aediculae).1 Shrine or sacellum within a temple cella, either a large niche or a pedestal supporting two or more columns carrying an entablature and pediment thus forming a frame or ...
aetoma

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

aileron  

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Half-gable or half-pediment concealing a lean-to roof, aisle-roof, or similar.
Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart

Alexandre-Théodore Brongniart  

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 (1739–1813) French neoclassical architect.He worked from 1765 in Paris primarily on private commissions, notably the Hôtels de Monaco (1774), Condé (1781), and Masseran (1787), in which he promoted ...
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.
apex

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Top of a cone, gable, obelisk, pediment, or pyramid. The saddle- or apex-stone is the topmost stone at the apex of a gable or pediment.
Balthasar Neumann

Balthasar Neumann  

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(1687–1753).German architect and military engineer, one of the greatest of the late-Baroque and Rococo eras. He worked mainly in Franconia under the aegis of the Schönborn Prince-Bishops in the areas ...
Bernardo Buontalenti

Bernardo Buontalenti  

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 (1531–1608) Italian architect, engineer, and sculptor.As well as being a competent designer of military architecture, Buontalenti had a varied career, designing very inventive grottoes (at the ...
bonnet top

bonnet top  

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Collectors’ term for a broken pediment running from front to back on the top of a case piece of 18th-century American furniture; it may be a solid piece of wood ...
broken pediment

broken pediment  

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In architecture, a pediment which is broken, that is the centre part of the base is omitted. It was introduced in the Mannerist style and thereafter widely adopted. It was also used on furniture, ...
cassetta

cassetta  

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(Italian, ‘little box’)The rectangular picture frame which evolved in Italy in the 16th and 17th centuries from the inner mouldings of tabernacle frames. The pilasters, pediments, and bases of the ...
classical revival

classical revival  

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A backward-looking style of contemporary architecture which makes extensive use of such classical features as columns, keystones, porticoes, and pediments to recreate the authority of another time ...
Coducci

Coducci  

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or(c. 1440–1504).Born at Lenna, near Bergamo, he was the greatest Quattrocento architect working in Venice from c.1469. An inventive technician, he knew the works of Alberti, clearly revered Venetian ...
Corfu

Corfu  

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Northernmost of the western Greek islands, located in the Ionian Sea just off the western coast of Epirus. Verdant and remote, Corcyra was identified with Homer's Scheria. During the 8th cent. ...
cornice

cornice  

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A horizontal projection, principally designed to stop rain from running down the face of a wall. In a classical building it forms the topmost part of the entablature, and may ...
coronet

coronet  

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Suggestion of a pediment or some other crowning element such as scroll-patterns over an aperture, usually in relief and not projecting like a true cornice or pediment. Von Klenze employed it.
Cosmas Damian Asam

Cosmas Damian Asam  

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(bapt. Benediktbeuren, 28 Sept. 1686; d Munich, 10 May 1739) and(bapt. Tegernsee, 1 Sept 1692; d Mannheim, 29 Apr. 1750).German architects and decorators, brothers. They had their first training from ...
dipteral

dipteral  

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Classical temple with two rows of columns forming the peristyle around the cella, so with a minimum of eight columns (octastyle) beneath the pedimented ends.

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