architectural ornament


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

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.