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Exedrae (Architecture)


  • Here are entered works on semicircular or rectangular recesses or rooms, primarily found in classical architecture, that were often lined with seats and used as meeting places.

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    • Exedra (Architecture)
    • Exhedrae (Architecture)
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  • Sources

    • found: Work cat.: Die freihe stehende griechische Exedra, 1994.
    • found: Britannica Micro.(exedra, also spelled exhedra, in architecture, semicircular or rectangular niche with a raised seat; more loosely applied, also refers to the apse of a church or to a niche therein)
    • found: Dict. of arch., 1975:p. 160 (Exedra, in classical architecture, a semicircular or rectangular recess with raised seats: also, more loosely, any apse or niche or a room opening full width into a larger, covered or uncovered space)
    • found: Kleine Pauly(Exedra, a seat, a bench outside the house; modern archaeology applies to semicircular benches and also to rounded niches in buildings)
    • found: OED(Exedra, exhedra. Pl. exedrae, hedrae; the portico of the palaestra or gymnasium in which disputations of the learned were held among the ancients; also, in private houses, the pastas or vestibule, used for conservation; used as synonymous with Cathedra, for a throne or seat of any kind)
    • found: AAT(Exedrae: niches, recesses, or other sheltered spaces, often semicircular and lined with seats; Exedrae (Site elements): Used for semicircular outdoor seats, usually of stone or marble)
    • notfound: Encyc. of world art;Ox. classic. dict.
  • General Notes

    • Here are entered works on semicircular or rectangular recesses or rooms, primarily found in classical architecture, that were often lined with seats and used as meeting places.
  • Change Notes

    • 1995-07-15: new
    • 1995-08-18: revised
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