Definition of Architectural ornament
1. Noun. (architecture) something added to a building to improve its appearance.
Generic synonyms: Decoration, Ornament, Ornamentation
Category relationships: Architecture
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Architectural Ornament
Literary usage of Architectural ornament
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Archaeological Journal by Royal Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland Central Committee, Royal Archaeological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland (1866)
"6, a kind of architectural ornament divides the inscription from the objects below it. This is the only perfect inscription in the collection. ..."
2. Architecture for General Readers; a Short Treatise on the Principles and by H Heathcote Statham (1896)
"architectural ornament, whether modelled or flat (inlaid), is divisible into ... There are, indeed, early forms of architectural ornament which are to be ..."
3. The Story of Architecture in Oxford Stone by Edmund Arnold Greening Lamborn (1912)
"CHAPTER XII architectural ornament WITH this chapter we bring to a close the long analysis of mediaeval building construction that forms the principal ..."
4. Transactions of the Department of Archaeology, Free Museum of Science and Art by University of Pennsylvania, University Museum (1904)
"This tendency, however, is by no means a uniform feature of architectural ornament throughout the body of phenomena under consideration. ..."