A Concise Glossary of Terms Used in Grecian, Roman, Italian, and Gothic Architecture

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Parker and Company, 1888 - Architecture - 335 pages
Illustrated glossary of architectural terms.

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Page 9 - And that the holy table in every church be decently made, and set in the place, where the altar stood, and there commonly covered, as thereto belongeth, and as shall be appointed by the visitors, and so to stand, saving when the communion of the sacrament is to be distributed ; at which time the same shall be so placed in good sort within the chancel, as whereby the minister may be more conveniently heard of the communicants in his prayer and ministration, and the communicants also more conveniently,...
Page 108 - Gothic styles of architecture used in this country ; it succeeded the Norman towards the end of the twelfth century and gradually merged into the Decorated at the end of the thirteenth. At its first appearance it partook somewhat of the heaviness of the preceding style, but all resemblance to the Norman was speedily effaced by the development of its own peculiar and beautiful characteristics.
Page 96 - Diapering, an ornament of flowers applied to a plain surface, whether carved or painted ; if carved, the flowers are entirely sunk into the work below the general surface ; they are usually square, and placed close to each other...
Page 149 - Lego], the desk or stand on which the larger books used in the services of the Roman Catholic Church are placed : since the Reformation they have been seldom used in this country, but are occasionally employed to hold the Bible. The principal lectern stood in the middle of the choir, but there were sometimes others in different places. They were occasionally made of stone or marble, and fixed, but were usually...
Page 26 - Ashler, hewn or squared stone used in building, as distinguished from that which is unhewn, or rough as it comes from the quarry : it is called by different names at the present day, according to the way in which it is worked, and is used for the facings of walls.

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