Definition of Fan vaulting

1. Noun. An elaborate system of vaulting in which the ribs diverge like fans.

Terms within: Fan Tracery
Generic synonyms: Vaulting

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Literary usage of Fan vaulting

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1. A Text-book of the History of Architecture by Alfred Dwight Foster Hamlin (1909)
"fan vaulting, HENRY VII.'S CHAPEL, WESTMINSTER ABBEY. eastward terminations. There is no example of double side aisles and side chapels, and apsidal chapels ..."

2. Civil Engineer and Architect's Journal (1842)
"This brings us to the subject of section 4—fan vaulting. ... The characteristics of fan vaulting are thus described:— "The pattern of these vaults is always ..."

3. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"The Romans never used such vaults, but attempts were made during the Romanesque period; and the fan vaulting; CLOISTERS GLOUCESTER CATHEDRAL, c. ..."

4. A Rudimentary Treatise on Masonry and Stonecutting: In which the Principles by Edward Dobson (1849)
"The use of fan vaulting appears to have been confined exclusively to our own country. ... fan vaulting ..."

5. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"Decorative work abounding in fanlike patterns ; especially fan vaulting, and the imitation of this and of late Lierne Vaulting, in the carved stone canopies ..."

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