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abutment

Overview page. Subjects: Art.

A solid architectural block, usually of masonry, designed to counteract the lateral thrust of a vault or arch. Abutments were typically used in massive, round-arched Romanesque buildings.

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agora

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

In ancient Greece, a public open space used for assemblies and markets; the term agoraphobia for extreme or irrational fear of open or public places, leading to panic attacks and reclusive...

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albanega

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

Spandrel between a Moorish horseshoe arch and a rectangular frame (alfiz) around it.

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Anglo-Saxon art and architecture

Overview page. Subjects: Art — British History.

Now only survives fragmentarily and even what remains is not necessarily representative of what once existed. Our view of architecture, for example, is distorted by the near-total loss of...

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aperture

Overview page. Subjects: Earth Sciences and Geography.

The diameter of the main lens or mirror of a telescope, or, in radio astronomy, of the collecting dish. For Schmidt cameras, however, it is the diameter of the corrector plate. See also Unf...

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aqueduct

Overview page. Subjects: Classical Studies.

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An artificial conduit used to supply water to a city from a source some distance away.

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arcade

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture.

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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Arch of Constantine

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

The last major monument of ancient Rome, located between the Roman Forum and the Colosseum. It was probably begun in 312, directly after the victory of Constantine I at the ...

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architrave

Overview page. Subjects: Architecture — Art.

The lowest of the three main parts of an entablature that rests on the abacus of a column. The term is used more loosely to describe the moulded frame that surrounds a door or window. It...

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archivolt

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1 Collection of fasciae and other mouldings in a concentric ring forming an ornamental curved band around a Classical arch terminating on a platband at the springing: it is...

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