dome, a roof circular or (rarely) elliptical in plan and usually hemispherical in form, placed over a circular, square, oblong, or polygonal space. Domes have been built with a wide variety of outlines and of various materials.
Sections in this article:
- Roman and Byzantine Domes
- Outstanding Domes
- Modern Domes
- Renaissance Refinements
- Early Domes
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