A dictionary of architecture and building: biographical, historical, and descriptive, Volume 2

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Russell Sturgis
The Macmillan Company, 1901 - Architecture

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Page 935 - In (.ˇreek architecture, a circular peripteral building, as a temple, having only a single row of columns. MONOSTYLE. Having but a single shaft ; said of a pier, as in a church, and in distinction to compound ; thus, the nave piers of Notre Dame, in Paris, are monostyle ; that is to say, are single round columns with capital and base, whereas those of Reims cathedral are clustered piers. MONOTRIGLYPHIC...
Page 882 - ... with some coloured material. Enamelling is used upon tombs, but chiefly in details of heraldry or of the costume of portrait statues. The ornamental metal work of architecture proper is generally confined to bronze, which comes under definition A, and wrought iron, which comes under definition B. These will be treated below. Cast-iron is hardly to be recognized as of decorative value. (For structures of iron, their history and theory, see Iron Construction.) Bronze. An alloy of copper and tin...
Page 267 - Choix des monuments, édifices et maisons les plus remarquables du royaume des Pays-Bas.
Page 365 - Hofbitrgtheater in Wien. HASP. A fastener for a door, lid, or the like, usually in the form of a plate or bar of metal hinged at one end, and with a slot or opening to receive a staple. A padlock, or in default of this a pin of wood or the like, being passed through the staple, the door, etc., is held fast. HATCH (n.).
Page 959 - Gerspach remarks, these forgotten artists of the twelfth century are not sufficiently appreciated. In the latter part of the thirteenth century, and the beginning of the fourteenth, the great art of mosaic culminated. From the decorative and monumental point of view, nothing superior can be found to Jacopo Torriti's mosaics in the apses of 960 S.
Page 671 - Thus a key may be used instead of a cleat for securing together a number of boards edge to edge; and will be itself formed of a tapering board forced into a corresponding groove cut across the assembled boards; the cross section of such a key and its corresponding groove has usually a dovetail shape, flaring inward, for greater security. A common use of keys is in heavy framing, as in forming a scarf joint, or assembling the parts of a truss. For the last purpose, a key is commonly of iron, and known...
Page 1005 - Same as Trenail. Wire Nail. One cut from a wire, and having a cylindrical shank, a sharp point, and a head made by flattening the metal. These are the nails commonly used in France and over large parts of the Continent of Europe. They have been much used in the United States for certain delicate kinds of cabinet work, as for planting separate mouldings on to rails and stiles, etc., and they have recently been imported and manufactured in considerable quantities, even in the larger sizes. They are...

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