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5Power_spring09_real[1] - POWERFUL SPACES Powerful spaces:...

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POWERFUL SPACES Powerful spaces: politically powerful; attracts large numbers of people; culturally, and religiously powerful; Bilateral symmetry —the forms are identical on both sides of the central axis Colonnade —a continuous row of columns supporting an entablature (the upper part of an architectural order) or arches Column— a freestanding cylindrical support, often fluted and with a capital, used in post-and-lintel construction, as at the parthenon. Hypostyle— a type of architectural construction in which the interior space is crowded with continuous rows of columns or posts, as in the Egyptian hypostyle hall and the mosque at Cordoba. Primodial Marshes— Clerestory— in architecture, an area elevated above adjacent rooftops, usually along a central axis. Its purpose is to allow light into the interior, and it has windows on the sides, as in the Egyptian hypostyle hall. Pylon— the entrance gate to an Egyptian temple complex, with broad battered towers and flagpoles. Obelisk— a tall, narrow, four-sided, tapering monument which ends in a pyramidal top Sanctuary— Post-and-lintel— a simple system of architectural construction in which horizontal architectural members (lintels) are supported by vertical supports (posts) Entablature— the upper part of an architectural order, which usually includes architrave, frieze, and cornice Tensile strength— the internal longitudinal strength in a stone, steel, or wood beam which enables it to support itself without breaking Ancient Egypt bilateral symmetry, colonnade, column, hypostyle hall, primordial marshes, clerestory,
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This note was uploaded on 02/21/2012 for the course MSEC 7102 taught by Professor Myers during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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5Power_spring09_real[1] - POWERFUL SPACES Powerful spaces:...

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