A Glossary of Terms Used in Grecian, Roman, Italian, and Gothic Architecture

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C. Tilt, 1838 - Architecture - 144 pages
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Page 108 - The arches are round ; are supported on pillars retaining traces of the classical proportions, but generally much more massive ; the pilasters, cornices, and entablatures, have a correspondence and similarity with those of classical architecture ; there is a prevalence of rectangular faces and square-edged projections ; the openings in...
Page 111 - This rood was not complete without the images of the Virgin Mary and St. John, one of them standing on the one side, and the other on the other side of the image of Christ ; in allusion to that of St. John in the gospel, Jesus (on the cross), saw his mother and the disciple standing by whom he loved.
Page 119 - ... them. Afterward, the prior came forth of his stall, and did sit him down upon his knees, with his shoes off in like sort, and did creep also unto the said cross, and all the monks after him, one after another, in the same manner and order; in the mean time the whole quire singing a hymn.
Page 122 - In the midst of the Feretory of St. Cuthbert his sacred Shrine was exalted with most curious workmanship, of fine and costly green marble, all tinned and gilt with gold ; having four seats or places, convenient underneath the Shrine, for the pilgrims or lame men, sitting...
Page 62 - It is characterised by the pointed arch ; by pillars which are extended so as to lose all trace of classical proportions ; by shafts which are placed side by side, often with different thicknesses, and are variously clustered and combined. Its mouldings, cornices and capitals, have no longer the classical shapes and members ; square edges, rectangular surfaces, pilasters and entablatures, disappear ; the elements of building become slender, detached, repeated, and multiplied ; they assume forms implying...
Page 101 - Durham cathedral is certain, for " at the east end of the north alley of the quire . . . was the grandest porch, called the anchorage, having in it a very elegant rood . . . with an altar for a monk to say daily Mass, being in ancient times inhabited by an anchorite, &c.
Page 93 - At Durham, upon the Paschal, besides six branches or candlesticks, three on each side, stood " a long piece of wood, reaching within a man's length to the uppermost vault or roof of the Church , upon which stood a great long squared taper of wax, called the Paschal, having a fine convenience through the said roof of the Church to light the taper.
Page 26 - One thynge I muche notyd in the hawle of Bolton, how chimeneys were conveyed by tunnells made on the syds of the walls betwyxt the lights in the hawle, and by this means, and by no covers, is the smoke of the harthe in the hawle wonder strangely conveyed.
Page 101 - In the early ages of the Christian Church it was customary to bury persons of rank, or of eminent sanctity, in the church porch ; none being allowed to be buried within the church itself. When the rigour of...

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