Openwork pattern of masonry or wood in the upper part of an opening e.g window or screen. See Blind Tracery , Y-Tracery , Reticulated .
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rchitectural term dating from the 17thC and used to refer to the carved, ornamental stone openwork which decorates the top of a Gothic window. It is also found on vaulted ceilings, doors and panels. Tracery was used extensively during the first half of the 19thC on the backs of chairs and hall seats...
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noun decoration consisting of an open pattern of interlacing ribs
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• (n.) A tracing of lines; a system of lines produced by, or as if by, tracing, esp. when interweaving or branching out in ornamental or graceful figures.
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in architecture, bars, or ribs, used decoratively in windows or other openings; the term also applies to similar forms used in relief as wall ... [3 related articles]
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In architecture, tracery is the ornamental stone-work in the upper part of Gothic windows, formed by the ramifications of the mullions. The term is also applied to the decorations of corresponding character which are abundantly used in Gothic architecture on panellings, ceilings, etc.
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In architecture, Tracery is the stonework elements that support the glass in a Gothic window. The term probably derives from the `tracing floors` on which the complex patterns of late Gothic windows were laid out. ==Plate tracery== The earliest form of window tracery, typical of Gothic architecture...
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Located throughout Gothic cathedrals, tracery adds much to the distinctive style of Gothic ornament. The variety of Tracery patterns within these cathedrals is nearly endless. Their interlacing lines are incorporated into vaults, walls, columns, windows and the woodwork of the screens. Ornamental st...
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tracery, bands or bars of stone, wood, or other material, either subdividing an opening or standing in relief against a wall and forming an ornamental pattern of solid members and open spaces. The term refers especially to the subdivisions in the arched openings of Gothic architecture. In Romanesque...
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1) Decoration 2) Decorative openwork 3) Gothic-window lacework 4) Intersecting ribwork in upper part of window 5) Ornament 6) Ornamentation 7) Window ornamentation
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