Tudor arch


Tudor arch

Tudor arch, a low, wide arch, was a common architectural element in the Tudor period in England. [cite book
first=Nancy Schwartz
last= John Poppeliers
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year= 1983
title= What Style is It?
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publisher= John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
location=New York, New York
pages= p. 106
id= ISBN 0471144347
] It is a flattened pointed arch usually drawn from four centers, the four-centred arch, which was a defining feature. The arch has a low elliptical shape. [cite web
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The Tudor period refers to a period between 1485 and 1558 in England during the reign of the Tudor dynasty. The Gothic period's pointed arch was blunted into the flattened Tudor arch. The Tudor arch placed over the oriel window, a bay window supported on a bracket or corbel, was a striking window design of the Tudor period. [cite web
url=http://www.britainexpress.com/architecture/tudor.htm
title=Tudor Architecture in England 1500-1575
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accessdate=2007-02-15
]

From a functional perspective, the Tudor arch design, also called a semicircular arch or parabolic arch, can handle a span over six feet and bear a load capacity of over 1,000 pounds per foot. It has a rise-to-span ratio of more than 0.15. [cite web
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External links

* [http://www.ontarioarchitecture.com/Tudor.htm Tudor revival]
* [http://www.sunroomliving.com/Tudor-Arch-Sunrooms.html Tudor Arch Styles]
* [http://www.brantacan.co.uk/ArchTudor643.jpgPhoto]


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