dome: A hemispherical vault. See also semi-dome, squinch, pendentive
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A generally hemispherical roof or vault; An arch rotated 360 degrees on its vertical axis.
dome - In architecture, a hemispherical [like half a ball] vault or ceiling over a circular opening. Theoretically, it is an arch rotated on its vertical axis. It rises above the central part of a building. Usually it is elevated further by being placed on a circular or many-sided base.
Dome (Cupola). Curved or spherical vault (may also be semi-circular with an oval section) mainly found in religious buildings.
Dressing. Stone surface of a building, worked to a finish, whether smooth or moulded. Also the decorative stonework around any of the openings.
Dome of St. Peter's Basilica
Michelangelo's crowning achievement as an architect was his work at St. Peter's Basilica, where he was made chief architect in 1546.
~ (Cupola). Curved or spherical vault (may also be semi-circular with an oval section) mainly found in religious buildings. The cupola rests on a 'drum' with a polygonal or cylindrical external structure and is crowned by a lantern through which light is admitted to the interior.
~ A generally hemispherical roof or vault. Theoretically, an arch rotated 360 degrees on its vertical axis.
drypoint An intaglio printmaking process in which lines are scratched directly into a metal plate with a steel needle. Also, the resulting print.
In architecture, a hemispherical roof or ceiling.
Vasily Kandinsky. Picture with an Archer. 1909 ...
[~ of the Cathedral of the Assumption in the Kremlin, Moscow], 1852
Roger Fenton (British, 1819-1869)
Salted paper print from paper negative
7 1/16 x 8 1/2 in. (17.9 x 21.6 cm)
Gilman Collection, Gift of The Howard Gilman Foundation, 2005 (2005.100.66) ...
The ~ of Florence Cathedral,
designed by Filippo Brunelleschi
(1377-1446), was a public symbol
of Florentine superiority during
the early Italian Renaissance.
See: Renaissance Architecture.
~ of the Mausoleum of Sultan Kayt Bey, Cairo, 1472-74.
This is a splendid example of the so-called "florid" ~,
from one of the oldest and most important centres of Islamic art in the Mediterranean.
~ House, Florida, United States
Air Force Academy Chapel, Colorado, United States
Shoe House, Pennsylvania, United States ...
A ~-shaped growth on the trunk of a paduak tree, which are native to southeast Asia.
In ceramics refers to without specific form.
The arch, the ~, and the flying buttress as architectural motifs were first used by the Romans.
The prayer hall, traditionally covered with a great ~ (which may be flanked with smaller domes), contains the minbar (a lectern from which sermons are delivered) and mihrab (a niche that indicates the direction of Mecca, toward which Muslims direct their prayers).
A technique of painting in which pigments are diluted with water and bound with a glue. It was usually used for painting wall decorations and frescoes, though a few artists, notably Andrea Mantegna (1430/31-1506), also used it on canvas. ~ ...
The ~ and the Rock: Structure in the Poetry of Wallace Stevens (1968)
Bates, Milton J. Wallace Stevens: A Mythology of Self (1985)
Beckett, Lucy. Wallace Stevens (1974)
Beehler, Michael. T.S. Eliot, Wallace Stevens, and the Discourses of Difference (1987)
~ A roof generally in the shape of a hemisphere or half-globe.
edition In printmaking, the number of images authorized by the artist made from a single plate.
electronic media Means of communication characterized by the use of technology, e.g., radio, computers, e.g., virtual reality.
Maria del Fiore, with the consuls and members of the guild, and some ingenious men chosen from among the citizens, that the minds of all might be known, and the manner of raising the ~ decided upon.
The Romans also developed the use of the arch, the vault and the ~, and discovered concrete, which all allowed for a much grander architecture, its culmination being found in religious buildings such as the Pantheon in Rome and the Hagia Sophia in Constantinople.
The sacred architecture of the baroque was mainly influenced by Italy, especially Rome and the paradigm of the basilica with crossed ~ and nave.
Lantern: A relatively small structure crowning a ~, roof, tower, frequently open to admit light to an enclosed area below.
Lapis Lazuli: From the Latin for stone of blue. A deep-blue stone used for ornamental purposes and for preparing the blue pigment known as ultramarine.
The cross-section shows how the walls of the ~ became thinner as they reached the oculus, preventing collapse from the weight. The invention of coffers (recessed blocks) also achieved this aim. Seven niches surrounding the base of the ~ originally held statues of their gods.
apse A semicircular projection, roofed with a half-~, at the east end of a church behind the altar. Smaller subsidiary apses may be found around the choir or transepts. Also known as an exedra. The adjective is apsidal. Arcadia A mountainous area of Greece.
In the Assumption of the Virgin (1526-1530), the artist creates a fresco masterpiece in the ~ (Cupola) of the Cathedral of Parma. His work is illustrative of illusionism and is likened to Raphael's work (~ painting) in the Vatican.
Niche Buttressed Square - A variant of the quatrefoil, the niche-buttressed square has four salient apses in the middle of the four walls of a square. A ~ is placed centrally over the walls so that these niches buttress the walls against the weight of the ~.
lantern A windowed superstructure at the top of a roof or ~; a small cupola.
linenfold Form of carved motif widely used in 15th and 16th century paneling which imitated vertical folds of drapery.
lintel A horizontal beam or stone bridging an opening, most often a door.
Cupola : The turret which serves as the crown to the ~ or roof of a structure.
Garth : The garden or court within a cloister, usually attached to or near a cathedral.
Chattris- A decorative pavilion with an umbrella shaped ~ in Indian architecture.
Chevron- A decorative or heraldic motif of Vs, a zigzag pattern.
The Florentine architect Filippo Brunelleschi (1377 - 1446) is best known for designing and building the ~ of Florence cathedral.
His life-long goal was to compete with the size of the ~ of Hagia Sofia Church (Saint Sophia). He succeeded by 1/2 a meter. The Blue Mosque ended up as one of the most impressive architectural works in Ottoman history.
We know that Masaccio was influenced by Brunelleschi and it is highly probable that the two corresponded. It is also possible that Brunelleschi helped with the design of the vaulting in Trinity because of its remarkable similarity to the ~ in the Old Sacristy in Florence.
Of particular note was the construction and opening of the Grand Palais in 1900, a building which, although in the Beaux Arts tradition, contained an interior glass ~ that clearly adopted the Art Nouveau decorative style.
some of the greatest artists and thinkers of its time: Walter Gropius, Jacob Lawrence, Willem de Kooning, Robert Motherwell, John Cage, Alfred Kazin, Merce Cunningham, and Paul Goodman. Students found themselves at the locus of such wide ranging innovations as Buckminster Fuller's Geodesic ~, ...
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