By Francis D. K. Ching
This publication defines over 5,000 phrases in relation to architectural layout, historical past, and know-how. it's the simply dictionary that gives concise, actual definitions illustrated with finely targeted, hand-rendered drawings, every one finished in Mr. Ching's signature sort.
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The main altar of a church. g V;1rious ~1I1c oxldes fused Into It t .... -.. a the roof of an aisle. c~ An enclose& place. esp. -------- 51ype I , A covered passage. esp. onektween the transept and ctIJpter house X a I I cathedral. Also. slip. f ch4p'Ur hou5e t t p~Pyury The part of a church reserved for the offlci3tl~ clergy. - An;l~stmylnachurch,~ r A chapel dedicated to the Virgin Mary. usually located behind the high altar of 3 cathedral at the extremity of the apse. : . ufldl~g attached to or a hall forming part of the cathedra!
A SCru::1. ~n etlborllteiy adorned and pr~rlJ' S-Urn1ounted by Ii rood. I1Ol13ste1y. or the rnemDers of a religious house or order. "-,,_ . 3S cruclflea. esp. a large one set . + Oirove ~ entrance to the choir or chancel of ;) rreJ~vJI church. n9l1sh churches. Also. g3l1lee porch. • cloi,ter A covered walk having ;;n arcade or colonnade on one side opening onto a courtyard. alure A walk or passage. as along a cloister or behind the parapets of a castle. Also. allure. aturation, and In-ightness for light sources.
Lcture of 41 Romanesque church or Cothlc C3tnear3l:lis distlngulsht<;,om the tr"aPe3ted archltectur~of "" Egyptian hypost~ hall or Greek Doric /:emple. Also. Interlacing arcade An arcade, esp. a I1Iind one. composed of arches resting on 31tema~ supports ana overlapping In series where they CI"05S. g arcade. I7lindarcade A series of arc~s superimposed on 3 waH for decoration. AI50 ailed arc3UIl'e. arcuauo. 36 I f ! lHURCH ~ cathedral f The principal church of a d~, contalnlny the l1ishop's throne called thl catf1eJra> : [ f L ~-.
A Visual Dictionary of Architecture by Francis D. K. Ching