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Aedicula

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Architecture.

(Lat., lit. “small building”), the architectural frame of an opening (door, window, or niche), consisting of two columns or pilasters supporting a pediment; more specifically a shrine...

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Aigina

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(Αἴγινα), name of both an island in the Saronic Gulf southwest of Athens and of its principal city; it was located in the province of Achaia and eventually in the ...

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Anthemios of Tralles

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

(fl. first half of C6).

Greek mathematician and theorist, celebrated for the Church of Hagia Sophia, Constantinople (532–7). He was commissioned by Emperor Justinian (527–65) to...

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Apameia

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Architecture.

(᾽Απάμεια) on the Orontes River, now Arab village of Qalʿat al-Muḍīq in modern Syria; capital city and metropolitan bishopric of the province of Syria II that was formed between 413 and 417.

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Bostra

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Architecture.

(Semitic Buṣrā) was a commercial and administrative city of the Nabataean kingdom at the northern end of the Wādī al-Sirḥān trade route. It was refounded by Trajan as the capital ...

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Chrismon

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

The sacred monogram, an arrangement of the first three Greek letters (Chi, Rho, and Iota) of XPIΣTOΣ Christ's name, also called Christogram, which suggests the Cross as well as pax (peace)....

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color

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500).

From the polychrome sculpture that once decorated the façades of many of the great churches of the MA, to the stained glass windows that embellished their interiors, medieval art and ...

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copy

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Architecture.

Copies in medieval art were more conceptual than visual. A shared number of columns could establish one building as a copy of another. Copies of paintings and icons reproduced line ...

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drum

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Architecture.

1 One of the nearly cylindrical pieces of which a column-shaft is constructed.

2 Vertical wall constructed on a circular or polygonal plan, usually...

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Erwin of Steinbach

Overview page. Subjects: Medieval and Renaissance History (500 to 1500) — Architecture.

(before 1284–1318)

Mentioned several times between 1284 and his death as Erwin, master of Strasbourg cathedral’s lodge. He was made famous by Goethe, who credited him with the...

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