Tracery Sentence Examples
The general construction of wooden screens is close panelling beneath, on which stands screen-work composed of slender turned balusters or regular wooden mullions, supporting tracery more or less rich with cornices, crestings, &c., and often painted in brilliant colours and gilded.
Specially serious damage was done in the immediate neighbourhood of the chapel, but the finely moulded arches and the magnificent tracery of the east window survived in great part.
Here also was produced the Book of Dimma, consisting of the gospels and accompanied by a brazen shrine, ornamented with silver and tracery, and preserved in the library of Trinity College, Dublin.
The church, however, was almost wholly reconstructed in the Perpendicular period, and is a fine example of that style, the interior gaining in beauty from the scheme of colour-decoration in the choir, while the magnificent stone-vaulted roof with fan tracery, extending throughout the church, excepting the south transept, is unsurpassed.
The development of tracery was hindered both by the material and by the relative insignificance of the windows.
The result is that the tracery itself has to support the structure above it - is, in fact, constructional - whereas in most other countries the tracery is merely, as it were, a pierced screen filling in a constructional arch.
Towards the end of the 14th century, this façade, with its lower colonnade, upper loggia with handsome Gothic tracery, and the vast impending upper storey, which give to the whole building its striking appearance and audacious design, had been carried as far as the tenth column on the piazzetta side.
Above this is a lofty third storey, pierced with a few large windows, with pointed arches once filled with tracery, which is now lost.
The facade is a triumph of graceful elegance; so light is the tracery, so rich the decoration, so successful the breach of symmetry which gives us a wing upon the left-hand side but none upon the right.
The Pointed arches rest upon pillars, possibly Norman, and above them, below the Decorated clerestory windows, is a series of semicircular arches with flamboyant tracery, a remarkable feature.Advertisement
Stone church, near Dartford, a late example of this style, transitional to Decorated, is very fine; and among Decorated buildings Chartham church exhibits in some of its windows the peculiar tracery known as Kentish Decorated.
There is no triforium, but a high clerestory with wide two-light windows, with simple tracery like those in the nave-aisles and throughout the church, which give sufficient (if anything too much) light.
The parish church, of mixed architecture, including the Norman nave of the old priory church, and containing some of the most beautiful examples of window tracery in England, was restored in 1866, and enlarged by the addition of a south nave in 1879.
The Jesse window in the choir of Dorchester Abbey, Oxfordshire, is remarkable in that the tree forms the central mullion, and many of the figures are represented as statuettes on the branches of the upper tracery; other figures are in the stained glass; the whole gives a beautiful example of the combination of glass and carved stonework in one design.
Below lies the city with its ancient walls and lofty towers, its gardens and squares, its palaces and its mosques, with their delicately-carved domes and minarets covered with fantastic tracery, the port of Bulak, the gardens and palace of Shubra, the broad river studded with islands, the valley of the Nile dotted with groups of trees, with the pyramids on the north horizon, and on the east the barren cliffs, backed by a waste of sand.Advertisement
Their lofty gilt domes and fanciful network or arabesque tracery are partly in ruins, and the mosques attached to them are also partly ruined.
Sir Walter Scott has immortalized the east window, in The Lay of the Last Minstrel, but the south window with its flowing tracery is even finer.
More mechanical in execution, though still very rich in effect, is that sort of iron tracery work produced by cutting out patterns in plate, and superimposing one plate over the other, so as to give richness of effect by the shadows produced by these varying planes.
It is bad taste to imitate the tracery of the ductile wrought iron in cast designs, the foliations of ancient wrought-iron grilles and screens in heavy cast iron.
The church of San Lorenzo (1270-1300) is noteworthy for the beautiful tracery of its Gothic windows; its nave is said to have been a Roman temple, converted by the Moors into a mosque and by Ramon Berenguer IV., last count of Barcelona, into a church.Advertisement
What is remarkable is that the swords not only show the design of the cross in the shape of the handle, but also in tracery what is believed to be an imitation of the Svastika, that ancient Aryan symbol which was probably the first to be made with a definite intention and a consecutive meaning.
The term is also given to the flowing tracery of the Decorated and the Flamboyant styles.
The arches are sometimes cusped; circles with trefoils, quatrefoils, &c., are introduced into the tracery, and large rose windows in the transept or nave, as at Lincoln (1220).
In the New Year the bare twigs make a bright tracery above clumps of snowdrops and yellow winter aconites.
The south porch is a very fine example of late 15th or early 16th century brickwork, with fine tracery in the side window.Advertisement
The tracery of the side windows - bold and very geometric with excellent buttresses.
Deeply hollowed jambs are original, but mullions and tracery renewed.
The simple wagon roof of two bays is coved with decorated purlins, molded ribs and quatrefoil tracery.
Two partly blocked C14 chancel windows remain with carved quatrefoils in blank frieze on jambs and fragments of tracery.
On right side, next to corner, 5 tall flat topped windows with reticulated tracery.
The three plus three side parts have intersecting tracery.
The S transept S window is a glorious piece of flowing tracery.
It has a two-centred arch with a renewed hoodmould over three cinquefoiled, two-centred lights with foiled panel tracery above.
The upper windows are large and have geometrical tracery; so have the tower windows; the lower windows are simpler.
Of the same period is the east wall of the church, with its fine window with perpendicular panel tracery.
The windows which form a special feature of the church are of stone Gothic tracery with Gothic pointed beads filled with lead glazing.
Originally, the spaces between the columns were filled with delicate Gothic tracery, destroyed by the Puritans.
Windows with two-centred arches containing three lights with cinquefoil tracery.
Above the door is a double lancet window with quatrefoil tracery.
Except in the tower, the 1857 windows are trefoil-headed lights with trefoil tracery above, set in square-headed apertures.
Four pointed arch windows, ground floor blanks upper with renewed y tracery, partly boarded, with one blocked.
This was the first of its kind, with Purbeck stone columns, pointed arches and plate tracery windows.
Specially serious damage was done in the immediate neighbourhood of the chapel, the oak-groined roof and rich fittings of the choir were wholly destroyed, but the finely moulded arches and the magnificent tracery of the east window survived in great part.
The general style of works of the Cosmati school is Gothic in its main lines, especially in the elaborate altar-canopies, with their pierced geometrical tracery.
Towards the end of the 14th century, this faÃ§ade, with its lower colonnade, upper loggia with handsome Gothic tracery, and the vast impending upper storey, which give to the whole building its striking appearance and audacious design, had been carried as far as the tenth column on the piazzetta side.
The most elaborate specimen of this wrought work is the screen to the Rinuccini chapel in Santa Croce, Florence, of 1371, in which moulded pillars and window-like tracery have been wrought and modelled by the hammer with extraordinary skill (see Wyatt, Metal-Work of Middle Ages).
Each section or frieze, they are more or less identical, comprises four tracery panels beneath a hood mold.
The Tree rises, through the decorative borders, to the tracery lights, which are filled with leaves.
The original windows have been replaced by large three-light tracery windows of c.
Four pointed arch windows, ground floor blanks upper with renewed Y tracery, partly boarded, with one blocked.
The standard belfry window has some renewed tracery, and there are two waterspouts on the string-course above.
Designed in the geometrical Gothic style, it has paired clerestory windows with tracery.
On the continent of Europe they often lead out of the interior of the church and are enclosed with tracery, as at Rouen or Strassburg.
There is an example of flamboyant tracery in one of the windows.