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allering

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

1 Aloring, battlement, or parapet-wall.

2 Gutter, gallery, or passage behind a parapet on top of a building.

3 Alura, or...

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alura

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Gangway, gallery, garden-walk, passage, walkway, or allering behind battlements. A clearstorey gallery, as at Ely Cathedral, the passages in a cloister, or other covered passage, ambulatory.

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ambulatory church

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1 Church arranged with an ambulatory between the sanctuary and chapels to the east, i.e. with an aisle linking the chancel-aisles behind the high altar.

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arsenals and navies

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

An arsenal consisted of a yard for shipbuilding, a repair shop, a magazine for storing detached pieces and disarmed hulls, and a workshop for making armaments, as well as sails ...

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art and architecture: Gothic

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

With the advent of the Gothic style, architecture became a leading form of artistic expression during the late MA. Despite regional peculiarities it shared a common language of forms and ...

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art and architecture: Russian

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

Receiving Christianity only in 988/9, the East Slavic Rus’ expressly appropriated art and architecture based on Byzantine models and elaborated their own styles. Kiev, Novgorod, and...

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balcony

Overview page. Subjects: Art — Architecture.

A platform projecting from the surface of the wall of a building, normally placed before windows or openings and protected by a railing or balustrade. Also an upper floor projecting into an...

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basilica

Overview page. Subjects: Arts and Humanities.

A large oblong hall or building with double colonnades and a semicircular apse, used in ancient Rome as a law court or for public assemblies. The name was then applied to a building of this...

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Beer family

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

Celebrated family working mostly in South Germany and Switzerland, which created some of the finest Baroque churches in the German-speaking lands. Although there was a Georg Beer...

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campo santo

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Italian cemetery, usually surrounded by arcaded cloisters or roofed galleries containing funerary monuments, as in Pisa, designed by Giovanni di Simone, and begun in 1278.

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