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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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The frontispiece was a photograph of Captain Jim himself, standing at the door of the lighthouse, looking across the gulf.
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.
It is distinguished for the wideness and density of various residential buildings and its frontispieces which are rich in architectural decorations that highlight the urban development that the area witnessed in the fifth and sixth centuries AD, Abdul-Kareem added.
Preceded only by the standard front cover, full page artworks appeared as frontispieces to each issue, most of them created by the principal artist W.
Twelve contributions examine portraits, frontispieces, birthdaybooks, calendars, and gossip columns--and discuss the Monthly Review's notices of 19th-century novels, Jane Austen's public image, Louisa May Alcott's Moods, and Helen C.
Skinner opens, however, with an account of Hobbes' early training in Greek and Roman grammar and rhetoric, in an effort to depict Hobbes as a "faithful follower of humanist literary practices," an enthusiasm which, though once renounced by Hobbes, surfaces in the form of the elaborate frontispieces which grace the original covers of Hobbes' works.
14) In its suggested interiority and emotionality, Wheatley's image departed from the conventions of eighteenth-century frontispieces and anticipated images of romantic artists such as Lord Byron and Percy Shelley.
This latest volume by the author is unusual in the fact that it offers an explanation to the outstanding works of art that many engraved titlepages and frontispieces represent.
In recent years a number of theater historians have addressed issues connected with using such iconographic evidence as frontispieces, but Hawcroft's close reading of a facial expression that may or may not be a representation of a particular actor at a particular moment--but is in any case crudely drawn--suggests that he is not acquainted with the problems of using this sort of visual material.
Turner was invited to make 12 rectangular watercolours for frontispieces and 12 vignettes as title-page embellishments.