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frontispiece

1. the principal fa?ade of a building; front
2. a pediment, esp an ornamented one, over a door, window, etc.

Frontispiece

The decorated front wall or bay of a building; a part or feature of a facade, often treated as a separate element, and ornamented highly; an ornamental porch or main pediment.

frontispiece

1. The decorated front wall or bay of a building.
2. An ornamental porch or chief pediment.
3. A fancy rendering prefacing an architectural presentation, esp. a student project in architectural school.
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His important poems were mostly published at this time, in 1650 and 1655, in the collection which he named 'Silex Scintillans' (The Flaming Flint), a title explained by the frontispiece, which represents a flinty heart glowing under the lightning stroke of God's call.
Hit at his body too; we'll take care of his frontispiece by-and-by.
Amelia shall be kneeling near him, with her little hands up; and the picture shall have a grand allegorical title, as the frontispieces have in the Medulla and the spelling-book.
It is missing its frontispiece and several pages from the Old Testament - but is otherwise in good condition.
3) The frontispiece depicted a pastoral setting in which a likeness of
Regardless, it is notable that in the printed frontispiece to the second and third editions of Vico's Scienza Nuova --interpreted by Bull in Chapter Four as depicting the relationship between divine providence, human ingegno, and divine wisdom--a metaphysical ray of light falls upon a statue of Homer, standing there for the 'limitless fantasia generated by the first poetic wisdom' (Fig.
This had been cut crosswise exposing the seed cells as in Frontispiece D, and was held with the cut surface facing posteriorly.
A collection of posters, frontispiece and illustrations laced with Dickens' tongue- in- cheek humour, curated from IIC's vast archive of literary works, are also on display at the Foyer, to offer a better view of the times he lived in.
Only two likenesses, both posthumous, are widely accepted as authentic: a bust on his tomb in Stratford's Holy Trinity Church (right), restored and repainted several times, and the Droeshout engraving, used as a frontispiece to the Folio edition of his plays in 1623.
The frontispiece of Crazy Tales includes an engraving of Skelton Castle, a second sketch with strong similarities exists in The History and Antiquities of Cleveland by John Walker Ord from 1846, drawn by a cleryman who recalled its appearance.
The handsome book comes with illustrated frontispiece pages and a wealth of sepia historical photos and color contemporary photos of sites and memorials.
Contract awarded for corresponds to the building exterior area artwork arica court of appeals, considered the beautification of the frontispiece of the ica, improving their spaces and enabling a water surface