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    Does anyone know if there are any 'standard' angles / swing points / formulas to form cathedral style windows simlar to this?

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    There may very well be classical standards for these. I tried googling some up without a lot of luck. I would suggest a visit to a college library and look at the books on classical Architectural design. I found particularly specific classic standards for door decorative trim that way. Whoodathunk ya just don't slap them things up there?

    Betcha might find Mr. Fibonachi's ratio in them windows.
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    What search criteria did you use?
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    David: The terminology is "window tracery" and the style pictured in your image is called Intersecting Tracery. The link below will hopefully give you the guidance you are looking for.

    http://www.discoverstwulframs.org.uk...g-tracery.aspx
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    Well, I used "classical architectural design books", "Neoclassical architecture", stuff like that. I was hoping to find a particular classical design book that I used when working for a custom furniture maker. I can't recall the complete name of the book at the moment. It was a good one though. All I kept getting were sylibii for design courses.
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    I keep flip flopping on this, and just when I was reasonably confident that there really is a forum member named Mark who goes by ReMark,
    I'm back on the fence ........ if in fact he ISN"T a BOT, that was a really remarkably appropriate link to pull up, for a mere mortal!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dana W View Post
    Well, I used "classical architectural design books", "Neoclassical architecture", stuff like that. I was hoping to find a particular classical design book that I used when working for a custom furniture maker. I can't recall the complete name of the book at the moment. It was a good one though. All I kept getting were sylibii for design courses.
    Syllabi?
    A left leaning etymological tidbit, if ever there was one.
    Better lay off the SYLLABUB, bud, your greco-latin roots are showing.
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    You should see the website for gothic window design I found. It was so nice I might try replicating some of the designs myself and I don't normally do windows!
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    And the link?
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    I'm not sure I want to post it just yet. You might steal the show with some really terrific 3D version of a window and that would be a real "pane".
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