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rolig commented on the word lesene
An architectural term: a pilaster strip, usually slender with a slight projection.
"The higher central section of the façade is almost entirely taken up by the doorway, framed with Corinthian lesenes, festoons, and another tympanum."
– from a description of the church San Pietro di Castello in Venice in Valeria Bové, Masterpieces in the Churches of Venice (Venice: Marsilio, 1999), p. 92.
July 24, 2008
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