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Google previewGardner's Art through the Ages: Backpack Edition, Book F: Non-Western Art Since 1300 (2015)

by Fred S. Kleiner

A pier buttress is a solid mass of masonry. A flying buttress consists typically of an inclined member carried on an arch or a series of arches and a solid buttress to which it transmits lateral thrust. (12) byobu—Japanese painted folding screens.

Google previewGardner's Art through the Ages: Non-Western Perspectives (2009)

by Fred S. Kleiner

A pier buttress is a solid mass of masonry.A flying ...

Google previewGardner's Art through the Ages: Backpack Edition, Book C: Non-Western Art to 1300 (2015)

by Fred S. Kleiner

A pier buttress is a solid mass of masonry. A flying buttress consists typically of an inclined member carried on an arch or a series of arches and a solid buttress to which it transmits lateral thrust. (290) caliph(s)—Islamic rulers, regarded as ...

Google previewGardner’s Art through the Ages: Backpack Edition (2012)

by Fred S. Kleiner

A pier buttress is a solid mass of masonry. A Editorial review has deemed that any suppressed content does not materially affect the overall learning experience . Cengage Learning reserves the right to remove additional content at any time if ...

Google previewSturgis' Illustrated Dictionary of Architecture and Building (2013)

An Unabridged Reprint of the 1901-2 Edition by Russell Sturgis, Francis A. Davis

BUTTRESS PIER buttress is a straight bar or band of stone carried by a half arch or similar arcuated structure ,' but this bar of stone may act as a mere strut transmitting the thrust of the vault across _ the open space to a buttress pier beJ yond, ...

Google previewIllustrated Dictionary of Historic Architecture (2013)

by Cyril M. Harris

Decorated style buttresses buttress pier buttress pier buttress tower A tower which flanks an arched. buttress pier 1. A pier acting as a buttress by receiving lateral thrusts. 2. The part of a buttress which rises above the point of thrust of a vault.

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