An illustration of a Gothic capitals from Wells Cathedral. In several traditions of architecture including Classical architecture, the capital (from the Latin caput, 'head') forms the crowning member of a column or a pilaster. The capital projects on each side as it rises, in order to support the abacus and unite the form of the latter (normally square) with the circular shaft of the column.

Gothic Capitals

An illustration of a Gothic capitals from Wells Cathedral. In several traditions of architecture including…

An illustration of a Gothic capitals from from Amiens Cathedral. In several traditions of architecture including Classical architecture, the capital (from the Latin caput, 'head') forms the crowning member of a column or a pilaster. The capital projects on each side as it rises, in order to support the abacus and unite the form of the latter (normally square) with the circular shaft of the column.

Gothic Capitals

An illustration of a Gothic capitals from from Amiens Cathedral. In several traditions of architecture…

Akroter Grotesque mask. This mask is usually found on keystones, consoles, spouts, handles, shields, capitals, panels, and carved furniture.

Akroter Grotesque Mask

Akroter Grotesque mask. This mask is usually found on keystones, consoles, spouts, handles, shields,…

The Late French Grotesque Mask, found in the Theater de Bellecour in Lyons, France. The design was used on keystones, consoles, spouts, handles, shields, capitals, panels and carved furniture.

Late French Grotesque

The Late French Grotesque Mask, found in the Theater de Bellecour in Lyons, France. The design was used…

This Modern French Grotesque mask is found at the Ministry of War in Paris, France. This design used on keystones, consoles, spouts, handles, shields, capitals, panels, and carved furniture.

Evil Modern French Grotesque

This Modern French Grotesque mask is found at the Ministry of War in Paris, France. This design used…

The Modern French Grotesque Mask were used on keystones, consoles, spouts, handles, shields, capitals, panels and carved furniture.

Modern French Grotesque

The Modern French Grotesque Mask were used on keystones, consoles, spouts, handles, shields, capitals,…

The Modern French Grotesque Masks were used on keystones, consoles, spouts, handles, shields, capitals, panels and carved furniture.

Modern French Grotesque Mask

The Modern French Grotesque Masks were used on keystones, consoles, spouts, handles, shields, capitals,…

The Grotesque mask is a Venetian Italian Renaissance design. It was often place on keystones, consoles, spouts, handles, shields, capitals, panels and carved furniture.

Grotesque Mask

The Grotesque mask is a Venetian Italian Renaissance design. It was often place on keystones, consoles,…

The Grotesque mask is a design used on keystones, consoles, spouts, handles, shields, capitals, panels, and carved furniture.

Grotesque Horn Mask

The Grotesque mask is a design used on keystones, consoles, spouts, handles, shields, capitals, panels,…

"Saxon Architecture was the style of architecture in use in England from the time of its conversion till the Conquest. It is easily recognized by its massive columns and semicircular arches, which usually spring from capitals without the intervention of the entablature."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Tower in Northamptonshire, England

"Saxon Architecture was the style of architecture in use in England from the time of its conversion…