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accolade

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

Two ogee curves meeting above or within an arch, and rising to a finial, usually associated with late-Gothic work, e.g. over a doorway or in a screen.

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bird's-beak

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Moulding, the section of which consists of an ovolo at the top under which is an ogee or hollow, forming a sharp point at the junction of the two: the section resembles a bird's beak....

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bracket moulding

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1 Brace in the form of a double ogee.

2 Moulding of two ogee-forms joining at a point and supporting e.g. a finial.

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chatri

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Indian pavilion consisting of a horizontal slab carried on four colonnettes, recurring in Hindoo orientalizing architecture in the West, also called chavada, often with an ogee-shaped roof.

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console

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An S-shaped bracket or corbel whose height usually exceeds its projection. Consoles can support a bust or urn or, placed either side of a door case, a superimposed cornice.

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cyma

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(pl. cymae).

Projecting moulding, common in Classical architecture, with an ogee section, usually of equal convex and concave arcs, with a plain fillet above and below it. There...

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dagger

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Light with both ends pointed, the larger of which is an ogee: it resembles a dagger in Second Pointed tracery. As it is symmetrical about the long axis, and straight, it is distinct from a...

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Decorated

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Denoting a stage of English Gothic church architecture typical of the 14th century (between Early English and Perpendicular), with increasing use of decoration and geometrical, curvilinear,...

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double ressaunt

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Moulding consisting of two ogees meeting in a fillet.

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Dutch gable

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Tall gable with sweeping curved sides, often ogees with volutes, crowned by a triangular pediment. Not to be confused with a shaped gable.

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Ethiopian architecture

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C5 and C4 bc stone-built temples in the Melazo region and in Yeha, and the large Ta'aka Maryam palace, Aksum (c.C1 bc–ad C5—with a central pavilion on a high podium approached by monumental...

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Imre Makovecz

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(1935– ).

Hungarian architect, he was influenced by the work of F. L. Wright and by the ideas of Rudolf Steiner. The RC Church, Paks, Hungary (1987–90), seems to grow from the...

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keel

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Common First and Second Pointed moulding on vault-ribs and elsewhere, resembling the keel of a ship, in section consisting of two ogees or convex curves meeting at an arris, and sometimes...

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keel-arch

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Ogee arch.

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lamb's tongue

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1 Regency glazing-bar with a section of two long ogees separated by a fillet, very fine and deep compared with its width.

2 Tapering tongue-like end to a...

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Michael Canterbury

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(fl. 1275–1321). Medieval master-mason. He worked at Canterbury Cathedral, and was the architect of St Stephen's Chapel, Palace of Westminster (from 1292). He was of great importance in the...

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mitre-head

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Type of ogee-headed bulbous top of a pinnacle or turret of late Perpendicular Tudor Gothic, as in Henry VII's Chapel at Westminster Abbey, London. The name is derived from its resemblance...

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mouchette

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C14 light (often ogee on at least one side), resembling a curving dagger-like form with foils at one end in Second Pointed Curvilinear or Flowing Gothic tracery.

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nodding ogee

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Ogee canopy-head. Its apex projects beyond the springing-line of the canopy, i.e. it is an ogee form in section as well as in elevation.

Row of nodding ogee canopies (after an...

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ogive

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Diagonal rib of a Gothic vault, or any arch made up of two arcs meeting at a point. Ogival architecture is therefore Pointed or Gothic architecture.

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