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Architectural ornament   /ˌɑrkətˈɛktʃərəl ˈɔrnəmənt/   Listen
Architectural ornament

noun
1.
(architecture) something added to a building to improve its appearance.






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"Architectural ornament" Quotes from Famous Books



... marbles in which they occur. But it is chiefly in form, not in shade or hue, that we find in the organisms of the geologic ages examples of that beauty in which man delights, and which he is ever reproducing for himself. There is scarce an architectural ornament of the Gothic or Grecian styles which may not be found existing as fossils in the rocks. The Ulodendron was sculptured into gracefully arranged rows of pointed and closely imbricated leaves, similar to those into which the Roman architects fretted the torus of the Corinthian order. The Sigillaria ...
— The Testimony of the Rocks - or, Geology in Its Bearings on the Two Theologies, Natural and Revealed • Hugh Miller

... the fifteenth and sixteenth century embroideries are better adapted for secular purposes; though their extreme beauty as architectural ornament in Italy, reconciles one to their want of religious character, on the principle that it was allowable to dedicate to the Church all that in its day was brightest and best. ...
— Needlework As Art • Marian Alford



Words linked to "Architectural ornament" :   trefoil, Greek key, frieze, crocket, fret, foliation, Greek fret, architecture, decoration, key pattern, ornamentation, guilloche, antefix, ornament, foliage, dogtooth



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