the roughened finish, naturally or artificially created, on blocks of stone or masonry, and the deep engraving of the joints between the blocks; rustication is often used on the facade of the ground floor of a Palladian building.
Stone masonry construction in which the faces of the blocks are rough and the individual blocks are separated by deep joints. Depending on the texture of the rock surface, rusticated blocks may be sorted as smooth, cyclopean (rock-faced), diamond-pointed, or vermiculated.
primarily, masonry in which only the margins of the stones are worked; also used for any masonry where the joints are emphasised by mouldings, grooves, etc.; rusticated columns are those in which the shafts are interrupted by square blocks of stone or broad projecting bands.
chamfers or square singings round the face edges of individual stones to create shadows and to give an appearance of greater weight to the lower part of the building. When only the horizontal joints are sunk, the device is known as banded rustication. [Go to source
masonry cut in massive blocks separated by deep joints. Used to give a rich, bold texture to an outside wall. Common in Romanesque homes. Effect sometimes simulated in stucco and other building materials.
Term describing cut stone walling with strongly emphasized recessed joints and smooth or roughly textured block faces. The border of each block may be rebated, chamfered, or beveled on all four sides, at top and bottom only, or on two adjacent sides. The face of the block may be flat, pitched, or diamond point, and if smooth may be hand or machine tooled. Back to WSCMC Home Masonry Institue of Washington
Rustication is an architectural term that contrasts with ashlar, smoothly finished, squared block masonry surfaces. Rusticated masonry is squared-off and left with a more or less rough surface, with a deep "V" or square joint or with finished flanking corners that emphasize the edges of each block. Rustication gives a texture which contrasts with smooth ashlar masonry.
A defined period of time during which the student is not eligible to register in their current academic program as a result of an academic review decision. After the period of rustication the student must apply for re-admission to the University of Guelph.
Rustication is a term used at British universities, particularly Oxford and Cambridge, for a disciplinary action consisting of a temporary expulsion from the university. A student who has been rusticated may not enter any of the university's buildings or facilities, or even travel to within a certain distance of them. The term was also used in the United States during the 1800s, but has been superseded by the term "suspension."