Definition of Pediments. Meaning of Pediments. Synonyms of Pediments

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Definition of Pediments

Pediment
Pediment Ped"i*ment, n. [L. pes, pedis, a foot. See Foot.] (Arch.) Originally, in classical architecture, the triangular space forming the gable of a simple roof; hence, a similar form used as a decoration over porticoes, doors, windows, etc.; also, a rounded or broken frontal having a similar position and use. See Temple.

Meaning of Pediments from wikipedia

- pediments wouldn't fit with the steeply pitched roofs and became detached from the structure to only create an impression. The form of the pediment is...
- no information on the "author" of the Parthenon pediments. A master builder for each of the pediments may even be possible Due to the size of the construction...
- erosional remnants on a pediment. Individual pediments formed where canyons emerge from the high ground may merge to form coalescing pediments that may remain...
- Pediments. Journal of ****enic Studies, 94 pp. 171. doi:10.2307/630432 Diebold, William J. 1995. "The Politics of Derestoration: The Aegina Pediments...
- of sculpture in pediments increased dramatically. The advent of the Great Depression of the 1930s largely brought the use of pediment sculpture to a halt...
- Eleusinians in the West Pediment of the Parthenon" (PDF). "The Parthenon Sculptures, The British Museum". Palagia, Olga (1998). The Pediments of the Prthenon...
- and that was located on the site of Parthenon. One of the pediments (perhaps the West pediment) contained two lions tearing apart a bull in the centre,...
- pedis, meaning "foot") is an extensive plain formed by the coalescence of pediments. The processes through which pediplains forms is known as pediplanation...
- featured two pediments, of which only the western one survives in good condition, while the eastern pediment lies in fragments. The pediments were decorated...
- decorating the cornice, the corners and surmounting the pediment. At the corners of pediments they were called acroteria and along the sides of the building...
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