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“Architecture never derived its force from stability of culture, but rather from the expression of those moments when that sense of stability slipped.”

Mark Wigley

Architectural Elements Gallery on Granite Bay Graphic Design
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Above: A series of arches, from left to right: 1. Interlacing cusped and horse-shoe arches in combination. 2. Superimposed pointed arches with elaborate cuspings. 3. Interlaced arches composed of cusps, points and rounds. 4. Superimposed arches, a horseshoe arch above a multi-foil cusped arch.

Arch:

A curved member that is used to span an opening and to support loads from above.

Cusp:

The intersections of lobed or scalloped forms, particularly in arches (cusped arches) and in tracery.

Point:

The prime element in the vocabulary of form. From a conceptual standpoint, it has neither width, length, or depth.