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abacus

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Art.

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The uppermost member of a capital, set atop a pillar, and, on classical buildings, in contact with the bottom of the entablature. The abacus resembles in form the flat slab on...

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acanthus

Overview page. Subjects: Decorative Arts, Furniture, and Industrial Design — Architecture.

A conventionalized representation of the leaf of this plant is used especially as a decoration for Corinthian column capitals. The term in this sense dates from the mid 18th century; the...

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acrolith

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Architecture.

Antique or Neo-Classical statue of wood (concealed by drapery), with marble hands, feet, and face.

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ADAM, Kenneth (Klaus Hugo) (<i>born</i> 1921), freelance film production designer

in Who's Who

P ublished online November 2015 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: History of Art; Industrial and Commercial Art; Architectural Structure and Design. 216 words.

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Addison Mizner

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Art.

(1872–1933).

American architect. After a chequered career in San Francisco he became a gold prospector in northern California and the Klondike, then a dealer in antiques, settling...

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Adhocism

Overview page. Subjects: Industrial and Commercial Art — Architecture.

Design, essentially a collage, where every part of a building, or each element of a building-complex, is designed with scant regard to the whole, and often involves disparate parts taken...

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aedicule

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Art.

(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...

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Aesthetics and Religion

Richard Viladesau.

in The Oxford Handbook of Religion and the Arts

February 2014; p ublished online February 2014 .

Article. Subjects: Religion; Religious Subjects in Art; Music and Religion; Religious Buildings. 9037 words.

A systematic consideration of the multiple relationships between aesthetics and religion demands a sorting-out of concepts and issues. “Aesthetics” may be understood as practice (art) and...

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Agatharchus

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Art.

Painter, of Samos. He was the first to make a skēnē (stage building; see theatre staging, greek), for Aeschylus (probably for a revival at the time of the Peloponnesian War), and wrote a...

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airport

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Architecture.

The paradox of airport architecture is that for most of the 20th century this most modern of building types proved an unsatisfactory medium for architectural Modernism, or indeed for almost...

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