A Concise Dictionary of Architectural Terms (Dover Architecture)
John Henry Parker
John Henry Parker's remarkably undying dictionary of structure, first released in 1846, turned so successful that he persisted to revise it for a number of years. A profusely illustrated guide that's worthwhile as a reference or as a transportable advisor on visits to historic constructions, this authoritative word list of approximately 500 phrases utilized in Greek, Roman, Italian, and Gothic structure continues to be hugely instructive and informative.
Accurate engravings supplement some of the author's incisive descriptions — from a buttress in Glastonbury Abbey to zig-zag mouldings in a Norman doorway. prolonged entries conceal arches, home windows, tombs, and different architectural parts; whereas shorter notes outline much less typical phrases comparable to cavetto, dado, and embrasure.
An critical reference for architects and scholars of structure, the textual content contains a topographical index to the illustrations, picking the numerous British cathedrals, castles, and parish church buildings used as examples.
Ceased to be constrained to oalc panelling. it's also known as Seeling-work. Wall-painting, the massive areas that are occasionally left with none ornamentation in our church buildings, and which, while whitewashed, seem so chilly and unpleasant, have been initially lined with color, both within the form of floral or geometrical styles, or of figures and logos. The painted glass while taken care of together with the wall, as will be visible on the Sainte Chapelle, has a stunning influence. The bands of color on.
Tamworth. Waterperry, move; Tomb. Welford, Pillar. Wells, Window. Westleigh, Tiles. Westley Waterless, Brass. Westminster, Diaper paintings; Doorway, S. Erasmus’ Chapel ; Arch, Ironwork; Miserere; Moulding; Mullion; Panel; Pendant; Rib; Doorway; Roof. Weston Favel, Doorway. Wheatley, Tiles. Whitby, Abacus; Band of Shaft. WILTSHIRE, vide Chippenham, Devizes, Malmesbury, Salisbury. Winchester, Lock; part shewing Triforium. Windsor, St. George’s Chapel, Parapet. Witney, Window.
The vault have an analogous curve, and diverge both in each course, generating an impact anything like that of the bones of a fan. this type of vaulting admits of substantial kind within the subordinate components, however the common impression of the major gains is extra approximately uniform. it's very often used over tombs, chantry chapels, and different small erections, and high-quality examples on a bigger scale exist at Henry the Seventh’s Chapel, St. George’s Chapel, Windsor, King’s collage Chapel,.
Be used as such, for there's a large-headed nail fastened within the door for them to strike upon; yet occasionally the knocker is exact from the deal with, and is made both, if no more decorative. within the 16th and 17th centuries, tits partake greatly of the shape of a hammer; are usually mounted on a decorative escutcheon, and customarily strike upon a large-headed nail. Locks, specifically while put on the skin of doorways, are very typically ornamented with styles of tracery, and.
The Norman Bishop, Remigius, had pushed them down from their habitations at the hill to the obvious less than, and the towers which they outfitted after the Conqueror had arrived. the next can be acknowledged to be the marked beneficial properties belonging to this class:— The execution is impolite and coarse: the partitions are equipped both of rag or rubble, occasionally partially of herring - bone paintings, with out buttresses, and in lots of circumstances, if no longer constantly, were plastered at the open air ; the quoins tend to be of hewn stones.