Cant (architecture)

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The canted facade of The Church Of Anime Ss. Del Purgatorio, Ragusa, the extremities of the facade are angled (canted) back from the centre
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The facade of County Hall, Aylesbury with canted recesses

Cant or canted in architecture is an angled (oblique) line or surface particularly which cuts off a corner.[1][2]

Canted facades are a typical of, but not exclusive to, Baroque architecture. The angle breaking the facade is less than a right angle thus enabling a canted facade to be viewed as, and remain, one composition. Bay windows frequently have canted sides.[2]

References

  1. "cant" def. 5 and 10. Oxford English Dictionary Second Edition on CD-ROM (v. 4.0) © Oxford University Press 2009
  2. 2.0 2.1  Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). [https%3A%2F%2Fen.wikisource.org%2Fwiki%2F1911_Encyclop%C3%A6dia_Britannica%2FCant "Cant" ] Check |ws link in chapter= value (help). Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>