Frontispiece

Frontispiece

[fruhn-tis-pees, fron-]

  • In architecture, a frontispiece constitutes the elements that frame and decorate the main, or front, door to a building; especially when the main entrance is the chief face of the building, rather than being kept behind columns or a portico.
  • A book frontispiece is an elaborate decorative illustration that appears facing the title page of the book. Use of the word to indicate the title page is now obsolete (Oxford English Dictionary).
  • Was referenced in Arrested Development and was to be worn by George Michael in the Living Classics Pageant.

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