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  Apotheosis of Democracy - House Pediment Sculpture
The pediment was unveiled on August 2, 1916.
The entire pediment is 80 feet long, its height at the center is approximately 12 feet, and the length of the sculpture is approximately 60 feet.
The three sections of the plaster models from which the pediment was carved were given to the United States Government in March 1963 by Mrs.
www.aoc.gov /cc/art/pediments/apoth_hse.cfm   (355 words)

  
 PEDIMENT - LoveToKnow Article on PEDIMENT   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The pediment in classic architecture corresponds to the gable in Gothic architecture, where the roof is of loftier pitch.
It was employed by the Greeks only as the front of the roof which covered the main building; the Romans, however, adopted it as a decorative termination to a doorway, niche or window, and occasionally, in a row of windows or niches, alternated the triangular with a segmental pediment.
It was reserved for the Italian architects of the decadence to break the pediment in the centre, thus destroying its original purpose.
www.1911encyclopedia.org /P/PE/PEDIMENT.htm   (161 words)

  
 The Pediment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Usually sculpture was placed in the pediment to honor the god or goddess to whom the temple was dedicated.
The pediment above is a drawing (reconstruction) of the west pediment from the Temple of Artemis at Corfu.
It is from the east pediment of the Temple of Aegina.
www.mpsaz.org /redmtnranch/curr/art/gr_arch/pediment.html   (151 words)

  
 Summary: Pediments
Pediment surfaces typically are cut across rocks of different types and ages, and the same erosional surface may thus be traced across several different localities within a region.
In basin-and-range deserts, pediments are excellent routes for vehicular and foot travel, because they do not have the hazards of the lower basin floors (see Summarys for Playas, Drainage Courses, and Depressions), and because pediment passes may be routes to, and at places across, mountain ranges.
Pediments generally lack sources of surface water, and bedrock occurs at shallow depths, shallowest at the upslope margin.
www.tec.army.mil /research/products/desert_guide/lsmsheet/lsped.htm   (451 words)

  
 Our Dynamic Desert
A pediment is a gently sloping erosion surface or plain of low relief formed by running water in arid or semiarid region at the base of a receding mountain front.
A pediment is underlain by bedrock that is typically covered by a thin, discontinuous veneer of soil and alluvium derived from upland areas.
Pediment domes and islenbergs define the landscape in the central portion of the Mojave National Preserve.
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 Pediment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A pediment is a classical architectural element consisting of a triangular section or gable found above the horizontal superstructure (entablature) which lies immediately upon the column s.
It is found in classical architecture such as the Greek temple, the Parthenon.
Pediment Formation in the Mojave Desert of California Short article describing the process of formation.
www.serebella.com /encyclopedia/article-Pediment.html   (173 words)

  
 Parthenon West Pediment
The west pediment faced the Propylaia and depicted the contest between Athena and Poseidon during their competition for the honor of becoming the city’s patron.
Athena and Poseidon appear at the center of the composition, diverging from one another in strong diagonal forms with the goddess holding the olive tree and the god of the sea raising his trident to strike the earth.
The overall character of the pediment sculptures was very energetic as the figures were placed in a dense arrangement with many overlapping bodies and limbs.
www.ancient-greece.org /art/parthenon-ped-west.html   (374 words)

  
 Pediment Publishing » About
Pediment Publishing is a book publisher specializing in pictorial history books, police and fire department histories, family histories and limited edition commemorative books.
Pediment Publishing books are hard-bound keepsake books custom-tailored to preserve your heritage with acid-free pages and smythe-sewn bindings that will hold up to the years of use.
After 13 years as a newspaper publisher, he started this company with the idea of combining the promotional strength of newspapers, the knowledge and photo archives of local historical societies, on-site scanning, superior photo reproduction, design excellence and extraordinary customer service and support, the result would be a superior product, well-received by it’s readers.
www.pediment.com /about.php   (300 words)

  
 ARCL2001: Lecture 14
The sculptures of the west pediment meanwhile were attributed by Pausanias (5.10.8) to Pheidias' pupil Alkamenes, while those of the east pediment he attributed - probably erroneously - to Paionios of Mende in Thrace.
Embattled centaur and Lapith from the West pediment of the Temple of Zeus at Olympia.
In the centre of the pediment stands the majestic figure of Zeus to whom, of course, the temple was dedicated and under whose watchful eye the race will take place.
teaching.arts.usyd.edu.au /archaeology/arcl2001/lecture_14.htm   (1581 words)

  
 ARCL2001: Lecture 13
In the case of the smaller buildings, the material used for the sculpted pediments is limestone, a relatively soft stone, indicating the early experimental nature of the work.
One of the pediments, measuring 19.7 metres long and standing 2.5 metres high at the centre, depicted a Gigantomachy with Athena fighting prominently at the centre.
Though sadly fragmentary, we can see that the pediment is now treated as a single narrative unit, with the whole space being used to develop a single narrative theme.
teaching.arts.usyd.edu.au /archaeology/arcl2001/lecture_13.htm   (561 words)

  
 AllRefer.com - pediment (Architecture) - Encyclopedia
pediment, in architecture, the triangular gable end on a building of classic type or a similar form used decoratively.
It consists of the tympanum, or triangular wall surface, enclosed below by the horizontal cornice and above by the raking cornice, which follows the slope of the roof.
In later Renaissance and baroque design the pediment often took on fantastic shapes, notably in the variants of the broken pediment, in which the two sides of the raking cornice do not join.
reference.allrefer.com /encyclopedia/P/pediment.html   (243 words)

  
 Pediment formation in the Mojave Desert, California
Pediment formation and pluvial morphogenesis in the Mojave Desert, California:  The question of "exumation"
Hadley, R.F.  1967.  Pediments and pediment forming processes.  Journal of Geological Education.  15:83-89.
Oberlander, T.M.  1974.  Land inheritance and the pediment problem in the Mojave Desert of southern California.  American Journal of Science.  274:849-875.
www.geocities.com /scott_cotter/pediment.htm   (438 words)

  
 S16 - Parthenon Western Pediment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Clearly, the subject of the West Pediment is the mythological contest between Athena and Poseidon.
King Kekrops and his people thought the olive tree a superior gift, and the goddess Athena became the protectress of the city which was to be called Athens (also Athena in the Greek language).
The pediment sculpture shows Poseidon and Athena "springing apart", moments after Athena has produced her winning olive tree.
www.artfromgreece.com /stories/s16.html   (326 words)

  
 Genius of America - Central Pediment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The sculptural pediment over the east central entrance of the U.S. Capitol is called Genius of America.
From these models the reproductions seen today on the pediment were carved in Georgia White marble by Bruno Mankowski.
The entire pediment is 81 feet 6 inches in length and the figures are 9 feet high.
www.aoc.gov /cc/art/pediments/gen_ctr.cfm   (209 words)

  
 The Parthenon Pediment Gallery   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Located at the ends of the triangular roof of the Parthenon, the pediment sculptures were carved larger than life and are thought to depict two legends of the Greek goddess Athena.
In the Basel Skulpturhalle, the casts of these fragments have been placed in Styrofoam reconstructions of the missing pieces, and these are included in the scans.
The pediment sculptures were only scanned from the front, and at low resolution.
www.ict.usc.edu /graphics/parthenongallery/pediment/index.html   (108 words)

  
 Pediment - Greek Architecture - History for Kids!
The pediment is the triangular place under the roof of a Greek temple.
At first pediments were probably plain, but soon the Greeks began to decorate pediments with stone sculpture.
One of the earliest pediments, on the temple of Artemis on the island of Corfu, has a scary Medusa on it.
www.historyforkids.org /learn/greeks/architecture/pediment.htm   (203 words)

  
 Progress of Civilization - Senate Pediment Sculpture
The sculptural pediment over the Senate entrance on the U.S. Capitol's east front is called Progress of Civilization.
The center figure is America, who stands with an eagle at her side and the sun at her back.
The sculptor, Thomas Crawford (1814-1857), also created the Statue of Freedom atop the dome, the designs of bronze Senate and House doors, and the figures of Justice and History above the Senate bronze doors.
www.aoc.gov /cc/art/pediments/prog_sen.cfm   (230 words)

  
 pediment. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A wide, low-pitched gable surmounting the façade of a building in the Grecian style.
A triangular element, similar to or derivative of a Grecian pediment, used widely in architecture and decoration.
Geology A broad, gently sloping rock surface at the base of a steeper slope, often covered with alluvium, formed primarily by erosion.
www.bartleby.com /61/67/P0146700.html   (127 words)

  
 Parthenon East Pediment
The east pediment represented the birth of Athena.
Unfortunately, the center pieces of the pediment were destroyed before Jacques Carrey created his drawings in 1674, so all reconstructions are subject to conjecture and speculation.
The birth of Athena took place at dawn, and this precise chronology is depicted by the heads of the horses that appear at the south corner of the pediment.
www.ancient-greece.org /art/parthenon-ped-east.html   (369 words)

  
 West pediment of the Parthenon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Also important is the west pediment, depicting the contest between Athena and Poseidon for the position of patron divinity of Athens.
Most treatments of the story seem to regard this as a fairly straightforward sort of thing, but actually there is a fairly complex symbolism involved in it, inasmuch as the sea was really as important in Athenian life as the olive.
This leads to reconstructions of the entire west pediment, as reconstructed in the Nashville Parthenon (near middle of website) and of its central scene (at end of a number of nice images of the Parthenon).
www.pitt.edu /~edfloyd/Class1130/pediment.html   (140 words)

  
 Fypon   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Broken Pediment - A pediment broken along its perimeter; not solid; (Acorn Pediment) often contains an acorn in its broken portion; may be scroll-like (Rams Head Pediment).
Gable Pediment - Decorative millwork used to cover the joint between the gable end of a house and its roof, or simply, gable end ornaments.
Pediment - Used to describe topmost member of a formal entryway (Pediment stacks above the crosshead) and includes the caps or heads which ornament windows and interior door.
www.fypon.com /homeowner/glossary?cid=9   (317 words)

  
 Pediment
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 Pediment high reliefs
This detail recalls the iconography of the golden fleece and confirms, without any doubt, that the central theme of this monument is the quest of the Argonauts.
The figures decorated the pediment of a temple.
This can be demonstrated by their proportions and by their considerable projection (about 20° inclination) which ensured a good view from below.
mv.vatican.va /3_EN/pages/x-Schede/MGEs/MGEs_Sala05_02_xxx.html   (165 words)

  
 CRAFTS : Bedroom : Pediment Headboard : DIY Network
Cornices, columns, medallions and pediments are a few of the many architectural pieces available for decorating a home.
Choose the pediment, pilasters and corner rosettes to form your headboard.
Mark the nail placement on the architectural pieces, and use a countersink bit to drill pilot holes that are longer than the nails.
www.diynet.com /diy/fn_bedroom/article/0,2025,DIY_13822_2269098,00.html   (277 words)

  
 Bathouse with Creepy Broken Pediment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The broken pediment has always struck me as somewhat creepy, and to me it suggests the form of a bat.
The Bathouse with Creepy Broken Pediment should be mounted on a building, preferably on a building wall that has a heated space on the other side, such as a living space or attic.
The Bathouse with Creepy Broken Pediment is especially flat because it is a single-chambered bathouse.
www.batnet.com /spencer/bathouse.html   (1698 words)

  
 Perseus Sculpture: Parthenon West Pediment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
As in the east pediment, it is the subsidiary figures to either side whose identities are much debated.
In the corner (A and A*) are either personifications in the manner of the Olympia pediments -- the river god Ilissos or Kephisos is usually suggested -- or yet more ancient Attic hero kings, such as Aktaios, or Boutes and Erechtheus.
On the right hand side of the pediment three female figures are often correspondingly identified as the daughters of Erechtheus.
www.perseus.tufts.edu /cgi-bin/sculptureindex?entry=Parthenon+West+Pediment   (838 words)

  
 Pediment relief of the Pantheon by DAVID d'Angers
The church of Ste-Geneviève had been subjected to several secularisation to become a Panthéon français, a public building containing tombs of or memorials to the heroes of the Revolution.
The commission for the new pediment was given in 1830.
Whereas she is surrounded by numerous people representing French culture and intellectual history, the other side of the pediment contains French military figures, none of whom carries individual features except Napoleon Bonaparte, who is singled out in this way.
www.wga.hu /html/d/david_a/2/26davida.html   (138 words)

  
 Broken pediment   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
245 North Street (YWCA) - round pediment broken at the apex
Triangular pediment broken at both the apex and base
Triangular pediment broken at the apex - Drayton Hall near Charleston, S.C
ah.bfn.org /a/DCTNRY/b/broken.html   (58 words)

  
 Holy Land Photos
The pediment is designed in a way to imitate the dwellings of the persons who were buried here.
On each side are acroteria and one — a palmetto floral pattern — is located on the peak of the pediment.
Within the triangular pediment note the details of the vines: the grape clusters, the leaves, and the tendrils.
www.holylandphotos.org /go.asp?img=IJNTTG03&SiteID=94   (121 words)

  
 HOME IMPROVEMENT : Doors : Pediment, Pilasters and New Stoop Surface : DIY Network
With the door and frame installation complete, the DIY to the Rescue crew moves on to architectural elements: the pediment and pilasters.
Holes are drilled at the marks (in the masonry, not the brick) and a countersink bit is used to ensure that the pilasters are flush with the surface before being secured with masonry screws (figure C).
With the pediment and pilasters in place, Ravenna, his girlfriend Luna Kang, and the Rescue crew decide to tear down the old rails before a professional contractor applies new surface material to the stoop.
www.diynet.com /diy/hi_doors/article/0,2037,DIY_13908_2426008,00.html   (290 words)

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