cavetto (pl. cavetti). Concave chamfer, gorge, hollow, throat, or trochilus moulding the section of which is a quarter-round, often used on cornices, distinguished from the scotia, the section of which is a half-circle, half-ellipse, or more. It normally has a torus beneath, and, in Ancient Egyptian architecture, was the main element of a cornice, plain or decorated with upright stylized leaf forms.
More From encyclopedia.com
Conics , A conic section is the plane curve formed by the intersection of a plane and a right-circular, twonapped cone. Such a cone is shown in Figure 1. The… something , half / haf/ • n. (pl. halves / havz/ ) either of two equal or corresponding parts into which something is or can be divided: the northern half of the… Section , Skip to main content section section •ashen, fashion, passion, ration •abstraction, action, attraction, benefaction, compaction, contraction, counter… hemi- , hemi-. Greek word meaning ‘half’. It prefixes other words in architectural terminology. Examples include:hemi-cycle: semicircular room, part of a roo… Sectionalism , SECTIONALISM is identification with a geographic section of the United States and the cultural, social, economic, and political interests of that sec… Circle , Circle CIRCLE . The circle is used as a polyvalent symbol (commonly representing the cosmos and cosmic movement) as well as a pattern of ritual actio…
About this article
Updated About encyclopedia.com content Print Article
You Might Also Like