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The Grove Encyclopedia of Classical Art and Architecture

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2007
Subject:
Art & Architecture, Classical studies
Length:
47 words

Term used in Classical architecture for the superstructure carried by columns and divided horizontally, top to bottom, into cornice, frieze

Entablature

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William Loerke

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
137 words
a horizontal beam carried on columns marking the juncture of load and support in trabeated construction. In ancient architecture the entablature was divided proportionately into three ... More
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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
22 words

In *classical architecture, the upper part of the *Order consisting of the *architrave, *frieze, and *...

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