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abacus

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Art.

[Ar]

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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Abbado, Claudio

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Media Studies; Performing Arts; Music; Architecture; Art. 155 words.

Born Milan, 26 June 1933; m 1st, 1956, Giovanna Cavazzoni (marr. diss. 1968); one s one d; 2nd, Gabriella Cantalupi; one s; died 20 Jan. 2014

Artistic Director,...

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Abbey, Edwin Austin

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Art. 240 words.

RA, ARWS; painter; Member National Academy of Design, NY; Chevalier Legion d’Honneur; Corresponding Member Institut de France; President Artists Cricket Club; Hon. ARIBA, FSA, Hon. MA Yale...

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Abdy, Sir Valentine (Robert Duff)

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Politics; Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Architecture; Art. 147 words.

6th Bt cr 1850

Born 11 Sept. 1937; s of Sir Robert Henry Edward Abdy, 5th Bt, and Lady Diana Bridgeman (d 1967), ...

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Abercrombie, Sir (Leslie) Patrick

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Art. 312 words.

Kt, 1945; MA; Hon. DLit, LLD; FRIBA, FSA

Born 1879; s of late William Abercrombie; m Emilia Maud (d 1942), d of Robert Gordon; one s one d...

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Aberdeen and Temair

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Genealogy, Heraldry, Names, and Honours; Military History; Warfare and Defence; Architecture; Art. 126 words.

Born 20 July 1920; s of 3rd Marquess of Aberdeen and Temair, DSO, and Cécile Elizabeth (d 1948), d of George Drummond, Swaylands, Penshurst, Kent; ...

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Abraham, Ashley Perry

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Art. 103 words.

Born Keswick, 20 Feb. 1876; m 1902; three s one d; died 9 Oct. 1951

photographic artist, journalist and lecturer

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Abraham, George Dixon

in Who Was Who

P ublished online December 2007 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Art. 204 words.

Born Keswick, 7 Oct. 1872; m 1st, 1901, Winifred E. Davies (d 1939), BSc Lond; two d; 2nd, 1940, Clara Young; died 4 March 1965...

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Abts, Tomma

in Who's Who

P ublished online December 2008 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; Art. 178 words.

Born Kiel, 26 Dec. 1967; d of Hermann Abts and Imke Tammena

artist; Professor of Painting, Kunstakademie, Düsseldorf, since 2010

Hochschule der Künste,...

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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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