A History of Western Architecture (1996)

Glossary

abacus
absidiole
abutment
acroterion
adytum
ambulatory
anta
antefix
apse
architrave
arcuated
ashlar
atrium
axial layout
barrel vault
belvedere
boiserie
brise-soleil
buttress
campanile
catenary curve
cavetto
cella
chamfered
chancel
check-walls
chevet
cinquecento
clerestory
coffering
corbel
cornice
corona
cottage orné
cruciform
curvilinear
cusp
dentil
dormer
dosseret
echelon
echelon apse
echinus
egg-and-tongue
engaged order
entablature
entasis
exedra
fascia
fenestration
frieze
garth
giant order
groin vault
guttae
herm
hexastyle
in antis
Isabelline style
lancet
lierne vault
liturgical east end
loggia
lunette
majolica
Manueline style
megaron
metope
minaret
modillion
Mozarabic
Mudéjar
mutule
narthex
nave
neo-plasticism
nymphaeum
ogee
opisthodomus
organic
pastas
pavillon
pediment
pendentive
peripteral
peristyle
piano nobile
pier
pilaster
pilotis
plasticity
polychrome
portal
porte-cochère
post and lintel
Prodigy house
pronaos
propylon
prostyle
pteron
putto
pylon
quadriga
quadripartite vault
quattrocento
re-entrant corners
reredos
retable
retablo
revetment
rotunda
rustication
sala terrena
Salomonic
sedilia
sgraffito
socle
squinch
stoa
strapwork
stylobate
tholos
tierceron rib
torus
trabeated
travertine
tribune
triforium
triglyph
trompe l’oeil
tympanum
vault
volute
voussoir
westwork
ziggurat

Sources Cited

Watkin, David. A History of Western Architecture, Second Edition. Barnes & Noble, Inc. 1996.

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