Elements of Classicism












A pediment is a triangular gable found above a horizontal structure, that is typically supported by columns and formed with raked cornices.  The triangular tympanum is in the middle of the gable and is left plain or embellished with carvings and figures.

The following are pictures of the pediments which were created on the various Carnegie Libraries of Waterloo Region.

Galt Carnegie Library Pediment Waterloo Carlnegie Library pediment The tympanum of the Galt Carnegie Library has had a book within a wreath sculptured inside it.
New Hamburg Carnegie Library Pediment Ayr Carnegie Library pediment Pediments are often triangular but can also be circular.
Preston Carnegie Library Pediment Elmira Carnegie Library Pediment  


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