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air-brick

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

Perforated brick, or perforated terracotta, or metal element the size of a brick, with its outer face formed like a grating, to allow the passage of air to ventilate a store, space under a...

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architecture

Overview page. Subjects: Arts and Humanities.

The term given to an organization's information technology platform, structure and process but increasingly used as a way of explaining complex marketing concepts and functions, for example...

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art and architecture: Merovingian

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

The cultural productions of the Frankish tribes settling in parts of what are now modern France, Belgium, and western Germany between the 5th and 8th centuries. Surviving examples of...

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ashlar

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

1 Class of masonry consisting of blocks of accurately dressed, cut, squared, and finished stone (the Roman opus quadratum), faced and with clean sharp arrises, forming perfect...

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basket-weave

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

Any pattern resembling interweaving rushes, etc. See also brick.

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bond

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

Placing of bricks, stone, etc., in a construction, breaking joints in every direction, so that each separate brick, stone, tile, etc., holds in and retains its neighbour in its place, and...

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bonding

Overview page. Subjects: History.

The arrangement of bricks in distinctive courses in a wall. As continuous vertical joints are structurally unsound, various types of bond were evolved. The normal method in the Middle Ages...

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bread and baking

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

Baking normally implied the use of a stone or brick oven throughout the MA, built in the kitchens of the very wealthy, but commoners reserved time at a communal oven ...

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Brickwork Techniques and Patterns

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

From the 5th C. onward, Byz. architecture depended heavily on brick as a structural and decorative material. The most common building techniques involving this material were (1) alternating...

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building materials

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

Greek

In its developed stages Greek architecture was based on the use of finely dressed stone masonry, mainly limestone. Where available, white marble was used for the finest...

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