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unit of constructino system of a building
bay
covered open-air gallery
loggia
type of decorative architectural frame
aedicula
metal instrument used in making engravings
burin
book printed from carved wooden blocks
block book
process in art which artists strive to make their forms and figures attain perfection based on pervading cultural values or own mental image of what the ideal is
idealization
recessed decorative panel used to decorate ceilings or vaults
coffer (use of coffer called coffering)
full scale drawing used to transfer the outline of a design onto a surface
cartoon
sketch made on wall before painters begin work
sinopia
book of moralizing tales about real/imaginary animals
bestiary
engaged columnar element, used for decoration in architrave, rectangular in format
pilaster
wall that supports a dome
drum
corss shaped building plan incorporating one longer arm and three arms of equal length
Latin-cross plan
structure designed with a primary central space surrounded by symmetrical areas on each side
central-plan building
small round building
tholos
gray Tuscan limestone used in Florence
Pietra serena
illusion created ona flat painted or drawn surface in which figures and objects appear to recede or project sharply into space
foreshortening
series of short circular posts with a rail on top
balustrade
cherub, cupid
putti
decoration of wood surfaces with inlaid designs created of contrasting materials
intarsia
room in which priest's robes and sacred vessels housed
sacristy
cylindrical turretlike structure situated on a dome with windows that allow light into the space below
lantern
temporary structure which supports vault/arch/dome during constructure
centering
manner of representation in which the appearance of natural space and objects is recreated with the express intention of fooling the eye of the viewer into thinking 3D
trompe l'oeil
altarpiece constructed from multiple panels
polyptych
horizontal layer of stone used in building
course
circular opening in architecture
oculus
device used in systems of spatial definition
register
pottery painted with a tin glaze
majolica
element with circular format
roundel