AIA Guide to New York City (2000)

Glossary

air rights
antefix
anthemion
archaeology
architrave
archivolt
arcuated
Art Deco
Art Moderne
Art Noveau
articulate
ashlar
atrium
avant-garde
balustrade
Baroque
battered
battlements
Beaux Arts
berm
board and batten
bollard
boss
brick
Broadacre City
broken pediments
brownstone
Brutalism
butted glass
campanile
cantilever
Carpenter Gothic
caryatid
casement
cast iron
castle
catacomb
catenary
chamfer
chateau
Chicago School
clapboard
classic
Classical
Classical Revival
clinker bricks
close
Colonial
Colonial Revival
colonnade
colonnettes
column
Composite
concrete
concrete block
console bracket
corbel table
corbeled
Corinthian
cornice
course
crenellated
cresting
crocket
cul-de-sac
dentil
distyle
distyle in antis
Doric
dormer
Dutch Colonial
Eastlake
eclectic
Egyptian
embrasure
English basement
entablature
entasis
esplanade
exedra
face brick
faience
Federal
festoon
fillet
finial
flamboyant
French flats
frieze
gable
gambrel roof
garland
General Grant
Georgian
Gothic Revival
Gothick
granite
Greek Revival
hammer beam
headers
hip roof
hood molds
imbricated
impost block
incunabulum
intaglio
Ionic
Italianate
jerkinhead roof
jerry-built
light
limestone
machicolation
maisonette
mansard
marble
mastaba
merlon
modillion
mullion
muntin
nave
neo-Grec
neo-Renaissance
New Brutalism
nosing
oculus
ogee
ogival
Order
oriel
palazzo
palimpsest
Palladian
parapet
parge
pediment
pergola
Perma Stone
piazza
pilaster
pillowed rustication
pinnacle
plaza
plinth
Po Mo
point block
polychromy
Pompeian red
porte cochere
Post Modern
Queen Anne Style
quoins
range
rectory
reentrant corner
Renaissance
reredos
retardataire
reveals
rock-faced
Roman
Romanesque
row house
Ruskinian
rusticated
sash
schist
Second Empire
serpentine
sgraffito
Shingle Style
soffit
spandrel
star anchors
stele
stepped gable
strapwork
surround
swag
taxpayer
tempietto
tenement
terrace
terra-cotta
tesserae
tetrastyle
thermal granite
torchere
torus
town house
Tuscan
tympanum
U.L.U.R.P.
verandah
verdigris
vergeboard
vernacular
viaduct
Victorian
villa
volutes
voussoir
water table
wrought iron
wythe
ziggurat
zoning

 

Sources Cited

White, Norval and Elliot Willensky. AIA Guide to New York City. New York, NY: Random House, Inc., 2000.

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