A sentimental reformer in architecture, he began at the cornice, not at the foundation.
Portions of the coloured terra-cotta slabs which decorated the cornice and other architectural members have also been discovered.
Between the pediment and the cornice a thick corded moulding is carried round the main building.
Above these ties are the cornice brackets and beams, corresponding in general design to the cornice of the walls, and the intermediate space is filled with open carvings of dragons or other characteristic designs.
The chief type of agricultural society is the cornice agricole, an association for the discussion of agricultural problems and the organization of provincial shows.
Facing the main entrance is a small open shrine, consisting of a cornice and dome upheld by four pillars.
An elaborate cornice of wooden bracketing crowns the walls, forming one of the principal ornaments of the building.
The interior arrangement of wall columns, horizontal beams and cornice bracketing corresponds with that on the outside.
While the colours on the metopes and triglyphs had faded somewhat, the border above them, topped with a cornice projecting 6 in., retained a most brilliant maeander pattern of red, blue and yellow, while below these were two bands of godroons of blue and red.
On the top of this system as a foundation were set several statue bases, one bearing the signature of Lysippus, which shows that the system stood there at least as early as the 4th century B.C. Some parts of it may have been taken from older buildings, but not the cornice nor the corner metope block which formed an obtuse angle.
The date of the erection of the cathedral is probably about 1179; it retains some traces of Norman architecture, and the facade has a fine figured cornice by Bartolommeo da Foggia; the crypt has capitals of the 11th (?) century.
1357, and is celebrated for the grandeur of its porch and cornice and the delicate stalactite vaulting which adorns them.
In architecture, the term "corona" is used of that part of a cornice which projects over the bed mould and constitutes the chief protection to the wall from rain; it is always throated, and its soffit rises towards the wall.
The mason who finishes the cornice of the palace returns at night perchance to a hut not so good as a wigwam.
This man seemed to me to lean over the cornice, and timidly whisper his half truth to the rude occupants who really knew it better than he.
At last the sleigh bore to the right, drew up at an entrance, and Rostov saw overhead the old familiar cornice with a bit of plaster broken off, the porch, and the post by the side of the pavement.
In height, dating, to judge by the inscription which runs around the cornice, from the 12th century.
From the cornice of the dome stretches eastwards and westwards a semidome, which in its turn rests upon three small semi-domes.
Everywhere - on the balustrades closing the chapels, round the base of the pilasters, along the walls, beneath the cornice of both the exterior and the interior of the church - there is one ornament that is perpetually repeated, the interwoven initials of Sigismondo and Isotta.
The frieze beneath the cornice, reproducing the lovers' initials and the Malatestian ensigns, is in such very low relief that it only enhances the perfection of " that music " produced by the marvellous skill of Alberti.
A main building with wings; the large amount of window space; the comparative flatness of the façades; the employment of a cornice to each storey; the effect of light and shade given by the balconies; and in churches by the circular pediments on the facades.