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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.
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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.
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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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Introducing Janine Barchas's "Prefiguring Genre: Frontispiece Portraits from Gulliver's Travels to Millenium Hall," first published in Studies in the Novel, Vol.
In particular, great time and effort often went into the frontispiece facing the title page of a book, especially Bibles and scholarly works.
Another obvious difference is the elaborately decorated frontispiece of the Jean Martin edition (figure 5) with detailed information regarding the book (title, date, publishing house).
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.
Continuing the body theme, Boyle examines the two frontispieces that were created for Thomas Hobbes's Leviathan, noticing in the fair copy an anamorphic image.
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.
Turner was invited to make 12 rectangular watercolours for frontispieces and 12 vignettes as title-page embellishments.
Volker Remmert's meticulous and closely-argued study of a particular class of images--the engraved titlepages, titlepage vignettes, and frontispieces of seventeenth-century mathematical texts--shows just how much they mattered in the reconfiguration of early modern disciplines, and how much they can convey to us now.
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