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Jacobean

Jacobean  

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Of or relating to the reign (1603–25) of James I of England; (of furniture) in the style prevalent during the reign of James I, especially being the colour of dark oak.
Caunterbury

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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2005

...(Christ Church) raised by Lanfranc on the ruins of St Augustine's church, and several times rebuilt and reconstructed. The choir was begun by the French master mason William of Sens in 1175 in the Gothic style and completed by William the Englishman in 1179–84 . A new nave was built during Chaucer's time by Henry Yevele in the Perpendicular style ( see architecture ). The elaborate shrine of Becket, at which healing miracles were regularly reported, stood in Trinity Chapel behind the high altar from 1220 until 1538 , when it was destroyed by ...

architecture

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The Oxford Companion to Chaucer

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2005

...Norman styles, and newer edifices in the Gothic style which had developed in the 12th c. In these the weight of stone vaulting was carried on pointed arches and ribs, buttressed outside to permit slender columns within, and the building could soar to a great height. Windows became very large, and were filled with stained glass glorifying God with a radiance of light. England in the 14th c. was beginning to adapt French Gothic in distinctive ways, both in the ‘Decorated’ style ( c. 1290–1350 ) and in the later, distinctively English ‘Perpendicularstyle with...

Foreman, Michael

Foreman, Michael (1938– )   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales

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2005
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269 words

...styles. He works with watercolours and often restricts his palette to blues, browns, or pastels, for example; he makes minimal use of classical perspective, and often layers a scene as a series of planes moving towards a high horizon reminiscent of 19th-century Japanese woodcuts, while vertical lines are curved or wavy and lean away from the perpendicular; figures placed within the scene are abstracted towards caricature or the grotesque—by elongation of figure, by exaggeration of feature and gesture, or by excesses of beauty or ugliness. The style also...

Foreman, Michael

Foreman, Michael (1938– )   Reference library

John Stephens

The Oxford Companion to Fairy Tales (2 ed.)

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2015
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288 words

...styles. He works with watercolours and often restricts his palette to blues, browns, or pastels, for example; he makes minimal use of classical perspective, and often layers a scene as a series of planes moving towards a high horizon reminiscent of 19th-century Japanese woodcuts, while vertical lines are curved or wavy and lean away from the perpendicular; figures placed within the scene are abstracted towards caricature or the grotesque—by elongation of figure, by exaggeration of feature and gesture, or by excesses of beauty or ugliness. The style also...

Gothic

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The Oxford Dictionary of Phrase and Fable (2 ed.)

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2006

...of or in the style of architecture prevalent in western Europe in the 12th–16th centuries (and revived in the mid 18th to early 20th centuries), characterized by pointed arches, rib vaults, and flying buttresses, together with large windows and elaborate tracery. English Gothic architecture is divided into Early English, Decorated, and Perpendicular. The word comes via French or late Latin from Gothi ‘the Goths’, and was used in the 17th and 18th centuries to mean ‘not classical’ (i.e. not Greek or Roman), and hence to refer to medieval architecture...

Mansard roof

Mansard roof   Reference library

Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase & Fable (19 ed.)

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2013

...roof Also called a curb roof, this was named after the French architect François Mansart ( 1598–1666 ), although the style was used by Pierre Lescot ( c. 1510–78 ) at the Louvre in about 1550 . Instead of forming an L-shape, the lower slope is almost perpendicular, while the upper is at a gentler angle. It was in use in the USA in the old colonial days, and there the term denotes a double-pitched roof, sloping up from the four sides of a building. Where it ends in two gables it is called a gambrel...

SUBLIME

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Baldine Saint-Girons

Dictionary of Untranslatables: A Philosophical Lexicon

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2017
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Philosophy, Literature, Literary reference works
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...a rhetorical style: it is to be found in neither the Rhetorica ad Herennium nor the De oratore of Cicero. Thus the expression “genus sublime dicendi” receives its quarters of nobility only with Quintilian, after whom the sublime style referred to the grand style, that is, the grave but also vehement style of the rhetorical tradition ( Institutio oratoria , 12.10). The rhetorical tradition, having as its Latin source the Rhetorica ad Herennium (between 86 and 83 BCE ), generally distinguishes three styles. The function of the first style is to teach (...

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