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biforate window

Type of medieval window, common in Italy, with a colonnette subdividing it into two arched lights, also called a Venetian arch or bifore.

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The Oxford Dictionary of Architecture (4 ed.)

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Art & Architecture
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... window Type of medieval window, common in Italy, with a colonnette subdividing it into two arched lights , also called a Venetian arch or bifore...

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Type of medieval window, common in Italy, with a colonnette subdividing it into two arched lights, also called a Venetian arch or bifore.
architecture, Civil

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Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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2005
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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...of the portico and the biforate and triforate windows; in a later phase were built the Palazzo Pubblico of Piacenza , also with evident Gothic influence, and the Palazzo Chiaramonte at Palermo. Nor can we ignore the Doge's Palace at Venice, the Palazzo Pubblico at Siena , and the Palazzo Vecchio at Florence or, in France , the Palace of the Popes at Avignon , considered the finest example of 14th-c. civil architecture in Europe. Towers, tall massive rectangular structures with smooth or rusticated walls and few windows, dwellings of powerful...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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...Mantegazza ( d c. 1481 ) were among the sculptors who worked on the lower façade. Simple, enclosed volumes of Renaissance inspiration are juxtaposed against richly coloured inlay and an exuberant profusion of compact, sculptural ornament (most notably the mullions of the biforate windows, in the shape of candelabrum shafts). Such a combination of classic form and the precious treatment of surfaces, related to the aesthetic of Gothic metalwork, had appeared in one of Amadeo’s earlier commissions, the Colleoni Chapel in Bergamo. Commissions were given to such...

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Medieval Art and Architecture

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2013
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Art & Architecture, History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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...a columnar arcade surmounted by a false triforium of biforate openings and an ample clerestory, offers the closest extant reflection of Suger’s choir; the single ambulatory, the handling of ribs and arches and the orientation of capitals defined interior spaces more crisply, however. Within the Ile-de-France, Senlis Cathedral (begun c. 1151 ; see Senlis , 1 ), located in another centre of Capetian power, adopted shallow chapels, monolithic columns, and shafts en délit , large windows, and base, abacus, and rib profiles from Saint-Denis; but it...

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