Rib vault

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  • Source:
    Britannica Online
  • Document Type:
    Reference Entry
  • Language:
    English
  • Additional Information
    • Publication Information:
      Encyclopedia Britannica, Inc.
    • Abstract:
      in building construction, a skeleton of arches or ribs on which masonry can be laid to form a ceiling or roof. Rib vaults were frequently used in medieval buildings, most famously in Gothic cathedrals. Similarly to groin vaults, rib vaults are constructed from two, sometimes three, intersecting vaults, which can be of different widths but must be of the same height. The medieval mason used pointed arches—probably adopted from Islamic architecture in Spain. Unlike the round arches used in Romanesque cathedrals, pointed arches could be raised as high over a short span as over a long one. The arches are [...]
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      Copyright © 1994-2020 Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc.
    • Accession Number:
      ebo.e9632562
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    • ABNT:
      Rib vault. Britannica Online, [s. l.], [s. d.]. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebo&AN=ebo.e9632562. Acesso em: 26 set. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Rib vault. Britannica Online. Accessed September 26, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebo&AN=ebo.e9632562
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      Rib vault. (n.d.). Britannica Online.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      “Rib Vault.” 2020. Britannica Online. Accessed September 26. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebo&AN=ebo.e9632562.
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      ‘Rib vault’ (no date) Britannica Online. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebo&AN=ebo.e9632562 (Accessed: 26 September 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      ‘Rib vault’ n.d., Britannica Online, viewed 26 September 2020, .
    • MLA:
      “Rib Vault.” Britannica Online. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebo&AN=ebo.e9632562. Accessed 26 Sept. 2020.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      “Rib Vault.” Britannica Online. Accessed September 26, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebo&AN=ebo.e9632562.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Rib vault. Britannica Online [Internet]. [cited 2020 Sep 26]; Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebo&AN=ebo.e9632562