ribbed vault


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ribbed vault

(rĭbd)
n.
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Noun1.ribbed vault - vault that resembles a groined vault but has ribbed archesribbed vault - vault that resembles a groined vault but has ribbed arches
vault - an arched brick or stone ceiling or roof
Translations
křížová klenba
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Inside, the tall spaces were cut up by partitions and covered in drab paint, but what remained impressive, amazing, was the grand staircase--still with its original carpet as well as the painted decoration--rising and dividing under a glorious ribbed vault.
Freed from the geometry of a ribbed vault, the fan vault was able to take on the decoration of the time, particularly designs based on the ogee curve and what medieval historian John Harvey named reticulated tracery: each block of the rotated arched surface being cut to receive the dendritic patterns associated with nature.
Still, Eidlitz's Assembly chamber, which was brilliantly polychromed and covered by an enormous ribbed vault that soared more than fifty-five feet overhead, was widely admired when it opened in 1879.