Abat-jour

abat-jour

[ä·bä′zhu̇r]
(building construction)
A device that is used to deflect daylight downward as it streams through a window.

Abat-jour

A skylight in a roof that admits light from above; any beveled aperture.

abat-jour

abat-jour, 1
1. In a wall, an aperture whose sides have been cut back and/or whose underside has been sloped downward so as to admit a greater amount of light to the interior of the room.
2. A skylight.
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In between are the likes of a Carl Andre piece in travertine stone; a Richard Long stone circle (1976); one of Dan Flavin's 'monuments' for Vladimir Tatlin (1968); a JeffKoons 1980s New Hoover Convertibles sculpture and Giulio Paolini's intriguing Abat-jour (giochi proibiti) of 1986.
A ce moment, il a remarque derriere les vitrines d'une boutique un abat-jour sous forme d'un coeur et qui etait vraiment tres romantique, il a crie avec joie que c'est le cadeau adequat qui sera tres utile dans leur maison conjugale apres le mariage.
Le drame commence par un incident banal, lorsqu'une des prostituées brise un abat-jour lilas appartenant au cafetão et faisant partie du décor organisé pour les rencontres avec les clients.