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Abbé Marc-Antoine Laugier

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

(1713–69).

French Jesuit, he became one of the earliest and most important theorists of Neo-Classicism. His Essai sur l'Architecture (1753) was profoundly influential, setting out...

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abuse

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

1 Violation of established uses in Classical architecture.

2 Corruption of form. Abuses according to Palladio included brackets, consoles, or modillions...

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aedicule

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Art.

(pl. aedicules, aediculae).

1 Shrine or sacellum within a temple cella, either a large niche or a pedestal supporting two or more columns carrying an entablature and...

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alette

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

1 Ala or wing of a building.

2 Jamb or piedroit.

3 In Classical architecture the visible parts of a pier flanking engaged columns or...

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Alexander Stoddart

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

(1959– ).

Scots sculptor. He is included here because he is one of the few UK sculptors working at the beginning of C21 who can design and make sculpture fully integrated with...

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Alonso Cano

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

(bapt. Granada, 19 Mar. 1601; d Granada, 3 Sept. 1667).

Spanish sculptor, painter, architect, and draughtsman, sometimes called ‘the Spanish Michelangelo’ because of the diversity...

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anta

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

A pilaster terminating the wall of a building, whose base and capital may not conform with the order used elsewhere on the building.

At first placed at the ends of ...

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antepagment

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

(pl. ante-pagments, antepagmenta).

1 Face of a jamb of an aperture, or a moulded architrave. Its top horizontal part, supercilium or antepagmentum superius is really a...

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anteris

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

(pl. anterides).

1 Buttress, counter-fort, erisma, sperone, or spur supporting or strengthening a wall.

2 Type of anta or pilaster, called speronenull...

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arcade

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1 Series of arches on the same plane, supported by colonnettes, columns, piers, or pilasters. Varieties of arcade include:alternating:with arches springing from the ends of...

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