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cupola a sesto ribassato

English translation: segmental or diminished arch cupola

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Italian term or phrase:cupola a sesto ribassato
English translation:segmental or diminished arch cupola
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15:22 Feb 15, 2006
Italian to English translations [PRO]
Art/Literary - Architecture / Church architecture
Italian term or phrase: cupola a sesto ribassato
I have found "drop arch" for "arco a sesto ribassato" but am wondering how this applies to a dome.
From a description of St. Mark's in Venice:
Recenti orientamenti della storiografia portano a ritenere che già la chiesa primitiva avesse una pianta a croce greca con cinque *cupole a sesto ribassato*. Any suggestions would be welcome!!
cathsal
Italy
Local time: 20:06
segmental or diminished arch cupola
Explanation:
I don't know where you got "drop arch".
I usually call it a segmental or diminished arch
Also called skeen arch, skene arch, scheme arch.

An arch whose height is less than half its width - dictiornary definition!



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Note added at 16 mins (2006-02-15 15:38:26 GMT)
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Also called "arco scemo" in Italian
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Angela Arnone
Local time: 20:06
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Thanks for your help Angela!
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4 +2segmental or diminished arch cupola
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segmental or diminished arch cupola


Explanation:
I don't know where you got "drop arch".
I usually call it a segmental or diminished arch
Also called skeen arch, skene arch, scheme arch.

An arch whose height is less than half its width - dictiornary definition!



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Note added at 16 mins (2006-02-15 15:38:26 GMT)
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Also called "arco scemo" in Italian

Angela Arnone
Local time: 20:06
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 144
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Thanks for your help Angela!
Notes to answerer
Asker: I found "drop arch" or "dropped arch" in the Thames & Hudson dictionary of Art Terms, as "any pointed arch whose span is greater than its radii".


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agree  Heather Socie
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agree  Oliver Lawrence: a 'drop arch' is something differetn
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