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Az Infinitum - Azulejo Indexation and Reference System

Glossary [in progress…]

Authors
All those involved in the making of ceramic wall coverings, including authors, potters, layers, painters, or factories

Bar

A bar is a type of tile border formed by two or three juxtaposing tiles.

Edging
An edging is a type of tile border formed by a single row of tiles.

Corner
At the beginning and end of these forms of tile borders we can also find end tiles.

Frieze
A frieze is a type of tile border formed by one third or half of a tile.

Frames or Border tiles 
In Portugal tile borders are distinguished by shape and by mode of application. A bar is a type of tile border formed by two or three juxtaposing tiles. An edging consis of a single row of tiles. A frieze is a type of tile border formed by one third or half of a tile. At the beginning and end of these forms we can also find end tiles. 

Mouldings
Mouldings consist of frames mostly sinuous, conceived together with the figurative sections.

Module
Composition formed by one or more minimal elements of repetition which, grouped in different positions, constitute the motif of the pattern. Example: in a 2x2/1 pattern, the module is formed by four tiles, and the minimal element of repetition refers to one tile. In a 4x4/4 the module is formed by 16 tiles, and the minimal element of repetition refers to 4 tiles.

Projects
IAPC - Inventário do Património em Azulejo do Século XVIII em Território Continental [18th-Century Tile Heritage in Portugal. Constitution and organisation of an Iconographic Repertory (Thesaurus)]
This project was financed under the Call for Funding of Research and Development Projects in all Scientific Domains - 2002 (POCTI/HAR/45609/2002), with RTEACJMSS being responsible for processing the data and publishing the results online.

CHLC - Inventário e estudos dos conjuntos azulejares do Centro Hospitalar de Lisboa Central [Inventory and study of the tile heritage of the Central Lisbon Hospital Centre (CHLC)]
Under the terms of the protocol signed between IHA-FLUL and CHLC, this initiative is designed to compile an inventory of the tile heritage of the hospitals belonging to CHLC. Because of their unique importance, attention is drawn to the tiles at the following hospitals: Santa Marta, São José and Santo António dos Capuchos.

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