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« Reply #30 on: July 31, 2009 10:46:56 AM »

That's a long time to be hypnotized. Cheesy  Still, it looks excellent.
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« Reply #31 on: August 05, 2009 12:55:06 PM »

Really cool!  Have you thought about experimenting with any other architectural features?
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« Reply #32 on: August 05, 2009 09:19:08 PM »

those are amazing... you are seriously talented
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« Reply #33 on: August 06, 2009 01:32:01 PM »

I do have a couple other architectural features that I am completely enamoured with and will probably incorporate into a series.  For instance onion domes.  They make me all giddy. Smiley
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« Reply #34 on: August 06, 2009 05:10:28 PM »

i could also see you doing great justice to the type of arch seen in islamic architecture, too.  but i can't remember what it's called.  like in the alhambra or commonly seen in morroccan designs.  it actually looks kinda the same shape as an onion dome, but the negative space is backwards.
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« Reply #35 on: August 08, 2009 02:46:34 PM »

I know what you're talking about but I don't know what it's called.  I need an architectural pictorial dictionary, I wonder if such a thing exists.... And yes, it also makes my socks go up and down.  As does another of my favorites, the Crenellated Arch.  We put some of those in our house just for kicks, and made some big onion dome finials for our four-poster bed.  It makes me happy. Smiley
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« Reply #36 on: August 08, 2009 04:59:43 PM »

I went to the Alhambra again last year. Like this kind of thing?



No idea what it's called either though!
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« Reply #37 on: August 09, 2009 02:27:36 AM »

These rounded arches are called horseshoe, when they look like onion domes they are called ogee. At least that is what my architectural dictionary says. I use the book "Baustilkunde" by Wilfired Koch, which is the German standard book on architectural styles, (I studied art history in Germany) unfortunately amazon.com only has a German version which is quite expensive. But the book has great illustrations and translations to English, Italian, French and Spanish.

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« Reply #38 on: August 10, 2009 03:05:41 PM »

ooh yeah those
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« Reply #39 on: August 13, 2009 05:12:37 PM »

ooooohhhhh my God, just looking at that picture is like a spiritual experience for me.  I think if I ever got to go there for real I would cry.  I would just cry.  Thanks for posting that Phizzychick. Smiley  And thanks for that book reference, katrin.  My simple dictionary calls what I have always thought of as gothic arch, "Lancet arch".  And I learned "crenellated" from a book on Indian interiors.  That's the extent of my scholarship so far, sigh. Smiley
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