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Decorative Grape Vines

decorative grape vines

    grape vines
  • (Grape vine) Vitis (grapevines) is a genus of about 60 species of vining plants in the flowering plant family Vitaceae. The genus is made up of species predominantly from the Northern hemisphere.

  • (grape vine) grape: any of numerous woody vines of genus Vitis bearing clusters of edible berries

  • (Grape-vine) For the town in Australia, see Vinifera, Victoria

  • (decorativeness) an appearance that serves to decorate and make something more attractive

  • (decoratively) in a decorative manner; "used decoratively at Christmas"

  • Relating to decoration

  • cosmetic: serving an esthetic rather than a useful purpose; "cosmetic fenders on cars"; "the buildings were utilitarian rather than decorative"

  • Serving to make something look more attractive; ornamental

Lincoln Club

Lincoln Club

Mechanics Temple, Independent Order of Mechanics of the Western Hemisphere, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn

The building formerly housing the exclusive Lincoln Club of Brooklyn is a striking Queen Anne style structure designed in 1889 by Brooklyn-based architect Rudolph L. Daus, The club is located in the Clinton Hill area, once the home of some of Brooklyn's wealthiest citizens. It is one of a number of large, sumptuous clubhouses erected in Brooklyn in the last two decades of the 19th century, and it is one of the few to retain its architectural integrity.

The Lincoln Club is the finest of Daus' surviving buildings in Brooklyn and is one of the most sophisticated Queen Anne style structures in New York City. The best Queen. Anne style, buildings display a rich variety of subtly contrasting textures and colors created by a careful juxtaposition of various materials — particularly rock-faced and smooth-faced stone, Roman brick, and terra-cotta. A hallmark of Queen Anne design is the massing of a building's facade in an asymmetrical manner, frequently heightened by an unexpected play of eccentric ornamental forms. This asymmetrical arrangement of forms is most evident in the upper portion of a building, where it created an unusual roof profile that generally contrasts with the more solid and symmetrical lower floors. In addition many Queen Anne style buildings are adorned with rich decorative detailing, either carved in stone or molded in terra-cotta.

The Lincoln Club beautifully exemplifies the finest principles of Queen Anne design. The. building is constructed of Roman brick and rock-faced Lake Superior brownstone enlivened by smooth brownstone bands and sumptuous terra— cotta ornament. These materials create a. lively chromatic and textural contrast, although the subtle polychrony of the front facade is now hidden under a coat of red paint. The lower stories of the clubhouse are faced with heavy blocks of rock-faced browns tone that form, a massive base supporting the brick stories above. The sunken basement of the club is set behind an areaway enclosed by a parape wall that is capped by a fine wrought-iron fence of twisted bars alternating with Gothic quartrefoile. The basement entrance is reached by a flight of steps that passes beneath a flying butress set between the main facade and the areaway wall. The basement originally had a kitchen, a bar, and a set of bowling alleys.

The main entrance to the club is from a raised terrace enclosed by solid walls, These replaced the original wing walls that were in the form of an open square grid. The entrance door Is set in the third of four symmetrically-massed round-arched openings, each with a stone transom bar and terra-cotta voussoirs molded in an accordion pattern. The arched transom of the door is filled with a magnificent wrought-iron screen while the window transoms originally contained allegorical stained-glass windows representing Prosperity, Friendship, and Concord. Only the Concord window remains in place; the other two were recently stolen. The two windows to the left of the door are separated by a free-standing Corinthian column that rests on the flying buttress of the basement entrance and supports a stylized bracket that is set within the ornate corbel of a shallow oriel window. The corbel Is richly decorated with winged lizards, twining oak leaves, and acorns. The two-story oriel is constructed of light brown, smooth-faced brownstone that originally provided a handsome contrast to the rich brown brick. It is capped by a parapet wall with carved quatre-foils and is articulated by heavy stone transom and mullion bars. Above the oriel are a pair of unusual windows that exemplify the ingenuity of the fine Queen Anne architecture. The windows are deeply recessed within segmental-arched enframements and each has a simple lower sash and an upper sash that Is divided into 36 small square panes. The arched corners of the enframements are marked by a single brick soldier course, while a huge, overscaled splayed brick lintel with a stone keystone and hood molding rises above. The upward thrust of these lintels leads the eye to the most ornamental feature of the building — the roof gable. This gable is decorated with a baroque pattern of terra-cotta foliate ornament set amid a central cartouche marked with the club's seal and the date of the building1s construction.

Set to the right of the oriel and gable is a round tower that rises from the third floor. The austere mass of this tower is articulated by two small round-arched openings. The tower is topped by an extremely large^ flamboyant galvanized-iron cornice designed with a bold pattern of ripe grape vines. This ornate cornice is in sharp contrast to the simplicity of the main mass of the tower. Above the cornice is a steep conical roof. The tower has a French Renaissance feeling and is undoubtedly the explanation for 19th-century descriptions of the Lincoln Club which note that the building was designed i

Stage Frieze-Theatre Of Dionysus-C

Stage Frieze-Theatre Of Dionysus-C

Part of the decorative frieze that ran along the front of the stage in the Theatre of Dionysus at Athens. The second figure from the left is most likely Dionysus himself, as indicated by the grape vine and short altar (?). The releifs depict various Greek deities and also provide some good examples of Greek women's clothing, though the nude or near-nude men reflect stereotyped divine figures rather than common dress. The short belted tunics and cloaks (himatia) of some men, however, are representative of Greek men's dress throughout antiquity. Notice the high boots worn by Dionysus, unusual footwear in a context where sandals were usually worn even in winter.

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