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 entablature - HighBeam Encyclopedia
The height of the entablature in relation to the column supporting it varies with the three orders, Doric, Ionic, and Corinthian, but in Roman and Renaissance interpretations it is generally about one fourth the column height.
The entablature's component members are the architrave, which rests directly upon the abacus, or top member of the column cap; the frieze ; and the cornice, or topmost member.
Essentially the entablature is a development from the primitive lintel, which spans two posts and supports the ends of the roof rafters.
www.encyclopedia.com /doc/1E1-entablat.html   (279 words)

  
 Entablature - LoveToKnow 1911
It usually consists of three members, the architrave (the supporting member carried from column to column, pier or wall); the frieze (the decorative member); and the cornice (the projecting and protective member).
Sometimes the frieze is omitted, as in the entablature of the portico of the caryatides of the Erechtheum.
There is every reason to believe that the frieze did not exist in the archaic temple of Diana at Ephesus; and it is not found in the Lycian tombs, which are reproductions in the rock of timber structures based on early Ionian work.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /Entablature   (147 words)

  
 Highbeam Encyclopedia - Search Results for entablature   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
entablature ENTABLATURE [entablature], the entire unit of horizontal members above the columns or pilasters in classical architecture—Greek, Roman or Renaissance.
In the first type the Doric frieze alternates the metope and the triglyph; that of the other orders is plain or sculptured.
The 5th-century BC architrave ARCHITRAVE [architrave], in architecture, principal beam and lowest member of the classical entablature, the other main members of which are the frieze and the cornice.
www.encyclopedia.com /articles/04136.html   (633 words)

  
 Untitled Document   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
In this usage, the entablature is usually found associated with a collonade, a zone of broader, more regularly oriented columns that is typically located at the base of the flow.
The entablature is thought to cool more rapidly due to convection meteoric water (rain/melt/stream) that has penetrated the surface of the flow.
While it may be assumed that an irregular orientation reflects cooling associated with the presence of water, some authors use this term when referring to zones of horizontal joints that may simply reflect non-horizontal cooling surfaces (see "cordwood").
www.uwo.ca /earth/people/lescinsky/volcano_ice/Features/entablature.htm   (229 words)

  
 Historic Christ Church-Entablature
This pattern is repeated in the brick doorways as well as the church’s interior woodwork in the pulpit type and the arch and pediments in the altarpiece paneling.
The entablature is painted an off-white, which is the original color.
This section was among the first treated in a five-year project to preserve the entablature that began in the fall of 2002.
www.christchurch1735.org /architecture/entablature.html   (315 words)

  
 Entablature - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The architrave, the lowest band, is split, from bottom to top, into the guttae, the regulae, and the taenia.
Neither is it found in the Lycian tombs, which are reproductions in the rock of timber structures based on early lonian work.
The use of the entablature irrespective of columns appeared after the Renaissance.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Entablature   (556 words)

  
 The Entablature
The entablature is the name given to the cylinder block which incorporates the scavenge air space and the cooling water spaces.
The underside of the cylinder beam is machined and then it is aligned on the A frames and fastened in position using fitted bolts.
It is important to remember that the fitted bolts used to bolt the entablature, A frames and Bedplate together are for alignment and location purposes only.
www.marinediesels.info /2_stroke_engine_parts/entablature.htm   (209 words)

  
 Architecture of period houses of Brunswick Maine, page 3, by Westwind Design
Interestingly, contrary to the most common practice, the downstairs windows have been reduced in height to match that of the upstairs windows, which have to be limited in height to permit use of the entablature without disproportionately heightening the facade.
Although this house has no entablature below the main-roof cornice (brick Greek Revival houses often don't), and the portico columns are Tuscan, the moderate-slope roofline with wide overhangs and prominent cornice returns, and the 19th-century six-over-six windows, mark it as period Greek Revival.
Although pilasters are present, a deep entablature is not (unusual in a frame Greek revival house).
www.westwinddesign.com /art1c.htm   (973 words)

  
 Post Mills Church
The frieze of the entablature, added to the building in 1855 when it was "modernized" in the Greek Revival style, was formed from the doors of the original box pews, which were replaced at that renovation with the current style of open bench pews.
The entablature of the main block continues on the sides and front of the pavilion to form the base of the pavilion's pediment.
Rather than an entablature stretching across all three bays, as is the case now, the doors were framed by plain pilasters carrying a full entablature hood, that is, only above the doors.
www.crjc.org /heritage/V13-6.htm   (4080 words)

  
 Entablature - Rijksmuseum Amsterdam - National Museum for Art and History
In Graeco-Roman architecture, the entablature includes an architrave, frieze and cornice.
The frieze is the middle part of this entablature.
They would have served as a reminder to the owner of the house of female beauty and of the dangers of immoral conduct.
www.rijksmuseum.nl /aria/aria_assets/BK-KOG-593?lang=en   (184 words)

  
 Classical order - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The entablature consists of three horizontal layers, all of which are visually separated from each other using moldings or bands.
In Roman and post-Renaissance work, the entablature may be carried from column to column in the form of an arch that springs from the column that bears its weight, retaining its divisions and sculptural enrichment, if any.
Above the capital is a square abacus connecting the capital to the entablature.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Classical_orders   (2374 words)

  
 Observer | Know your entablature
The entablature is the beam at the top and a classically correct entablature has three layers.
Above that, the fascia was originally a wooden plank covering the ends of the roof joists laid on the beam.The top layer, the cornice, represents the ornately carved moulding that fills in the gap under the roof tiles.
Chester Terrace is particularly grand, the longest unbroken terrace in the park.
observer.guardian.co.uk /print/0,,5213607-102272,00.html   (254 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Entablature
It is divided into three parts: the architrave (the supporting member carried from column to column); the frieze (the decorative portion); and the cornice (the crowning and projecting member).
Each of the orders has its appropriate entablature, of which both the general height and the subdivisions are regulated by a scale of proportion derived from the diameter of the column.
It is occasionally used to complete, architecturally, the upper portion of a wall, even when there are no columns, and in the case of pilasters or detached or engaged columns is sometimes profiled round them.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/05479b.htm   (130 words)

  
 Designed for Worship
The part of a classical entablature between the architrave and the cornice.
A column with its base and capital, together with the entablature which it supports.
The Greek orders are Doric, distinguished by a capital consisting of a plain curved molding, triglyph in the frieze, and the absence of a base; Ionic with its scroll-like capital; and Corinthian, in which the capital consists of stylized acanthus leaves.
www.wnpt.net /worship/terms.html   (664 words)

  
 American Experience | Mount Rushmore | People & Events
The Entablature was to tell the history of the United States in the space where Lincoln's head would later be situated, a space that would accommodate about 500 words.
Although he was now dead, the law explicitly required the Entablature be written by Coolidge.
Burkett told one historian that he owed his success to the Rushmore Entablature Contest and wished to be buried near the monument.
www.pbs.org /wgbh/amex/rushmore/peopleevents/e_contest.html   (794 words)

  
 Architectural Terms
Architrave : In classical architecture, the beam which extends across the top of the columns; it forms the lowest part of the entablature.
Entablature : In classical architecture, the beam-like division above the columns, comprising architrave, frieze and cornice.
Frieze : Decorated central division of an entablature, between the architrave and the cornice.
www.geocities.com /Axiom43/architecture.html   (561 words)

  
 Teacher Packet: The Art of Construction   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-09-11)
the lintel extending from one column or pier to another, the lowest part of the entablature.
the projecting section of an entablature, any projecting ornamental molding along the top of a building, wall, or arch, finishing or crowning it.
the middle division of an entablature, between the architrave and the cornice, usually decorated but may be plain.
www.joslyn.org /teach/packets/construc/glossary.html   (1433 words)

  
 entablature — Infoplease.com
architrave - architrave, in architecture, principal beam and lowest member of the classical entablature, the...
atlantes - atlantes [Latin plural of Atlas], sculptured male figures serving as supports of entablatures, in...
frieze - frieze, in architecture, the member of an entablature between the architrave and the cornice or any...
www.infoplease.com /ce6/world/A0817418.html   (238 words)

  
 Entablature - OneLook Dictionary Search
entablature : The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language [home, info]
Entablature : Online Plain Text English Dictionary [home, info]
ENTABLATURE : 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica [home, info]
www.onelook.com /?w=Entablature&ls=a   (212 words)

  
 Post Art: Lichtenstein: Entablatures
roughly the same time the Entablature series of prints were in production at Tyler Graphics Ltd., 1974 -1976.
Both the Entablature paintings and the Entablature prints
as reproduction altered ourconception of representation appears to be the subject of Lichtenstein's Entablatures.“
www.postartgroup.com /galls/contemp/licht/entab/entab.html   (171 words)

  
 The Art Institute of Chicago: Reading Room Entablature Notes
The Art Institute of Chicago: Reading Room Entablature Notes
Elmer Garnsey's original decoration scheme for the Reading Room included the listing of fourteen significant writers on the history of art and architecture.
From Vasari to Ruskin these names circle the Reading Room in the entablature area below the skylight.
www.artic.edu /aic/libraries/history/entablature.html   (1239 words)

  
 Historic Richmond Foundation | Preservation: Architectural Glossary
uppermost division of entablature; or a horizontal ornamental molding at top of building, window or door
member of entablature located between architrave and cornice; plain or ornamented, or a band near the top of a wall with ornament
lowest member of entablature; the beam that spans from column to column; or ornamental molding around a window or door
www.historicrichmond.com /glossary.html   (868 words)

  
 Mount Rushmore and the Vanishing Entablature
Gutzon Borglum, the genius and drive behind the Mount Rushmore sculpture in the Black Hills of South Dakota, made particularly famous by Alfred Hitchcock’s North by Northwest, starring Carry Grant and Eva St. Marie, wanted to include an entablature to be placed alongside the presidents.
It was to have been inscribed with a brief history of the United States.
Your contributions are tax deductible and help us continue this vital ministry.
www.americanvision.org /articlearchive/03-29-05.asp   (801 words)

  
 'Neoclassic Entablature', Michelangelo Pergolesi Art Poster Print - SHOP.COM
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 Neoclassical Entablature Posters by Michelangelo Pergolesi at AllPosters.com
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