architectural ornament

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n architectural ornament (architecture) something added to a building to improve its appearance
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Usage

In literature:

In tapestry it began with a freedom of drawing in figures, and an adoption of classic ornament and architecture.
"The Tapestry Book" by Helen Churchill Candee
If such architectural ornaments were used, they must have been either of wood or of brick.
"Museum of Antiquity" by L. W. Yaggy
It is over two hundred feet long, and glorious in architecture and ornaments from top to bottom.
"Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife" by Marietta Holley
For there is in antique architectural ornament a much larger proportion of significance than can strike us at first.
"Renaissance Fancies and Studies" by Violet Paget (AKA Vernon Lee)
Thus far, then, of the incompleteness or simplicity of execution necessary in architectural ornament, as referred to the mind.
"The Stones of Venice, Volume I (of 3)" by John Ruskin
Attached to it are schools for the study of architecture, ornamental drawing and modelling.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 3" by Various
These remarks refer especially to ornament and design, to architectural drawings and the like.
"The Art of Illustration" by Henry Blackburn
Several private houses contain single rooms of the same architecture, more or less ornamental.
"The Pictureque Antiquities of Spain;" by Nathaniel Armstrong Wells
Two sides of the square are ornamented with arcaded buildings in the style characteristic of Italian architecture.
"Tuscan Sculpture of the Fifteenth Century" by Estelle M. Hurll
ARCHIVOLT (aer'ki-volt), in architecture, the ornamental band of mouldings on the face of an arch and following its contour.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 2" by Various
Next to general beauty or grandeur of form in a building comes architectural ornament.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 2, Slice 4" by Various
The transepts are richly ornamented, and contain certain portions of Norman architecture.
"Cathedral Cities of England" by George Gilbert
In fact, in architecture, the ornament must depend upon the use, must be developed from the use.
"The International Monthly, Volume 5, No. 4, April, 1852" by Various
The Jama Masjid (Great Mosque) is the chief architectural ornament of Etawah.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 7" by Various
They are delicately ornamented with mouldings and similar decorations, in the contemporary style of Gothic architectural art.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 10, Slice 5" by Various
Our final inquiry was to be into the use of color as associated with architectural ornament.
"The Seven Lamps of Architecture" by John Ruskin
Guarienti extols him as the first architectural and ornamental painter of his time.
"The History of Painting in Italy, Vol. V (of 6)" by Luigi Antonio Lanzi
But Miss Nightingale was never consulted, I feel sure, upon the architectural ornament of the parapets.
"The Life of Florence Nightingale vol. 1 of 2" by Edward Tyas Cook
The architecture is very simple and massive, being indeed almost entirely devoid of ornament.
"Nooks and Corners of Pembrokeshire" by H. Thornhill Timmins
Under the head of SCULPTURE we include sculptured gravestones, high crosses, and architectural ornamentation in relief.
"Insula Sanctorum et Doctorum" by John Healy
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In news:

Architectural Ornaments Connecting Earth and Sky.
A Chicago Sojourn, rounding up some of the city's most expressive DIY architectural ornamentation, makes a remarkable find at 6011 S Ashland.
Diamond gemstones may be rare, but diamonds as an architectural ornament are plentiful in the New Orleans area.
2.495 million The Property: During its heyday in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, the Northwestern Terra Cotta Company made Chicago the capital of architectural ornamentation.
A comprehensive guide to limited edition figurines, architecture, dolls, plush, ornaments, graphics, steins, bells, plates, and nutcrackers.
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