In classical architecture<ref>Rustication is not ordinarily a feature of Gothic architecture nor of Modernist architecture.</ref> rustication is an architectural feature that contrasts in texture with the smoothly finished, squared-block masonry surfaces called ashlar. Rusticated masonry is usually squared off but left with a more or less rough outer surface and wide joints that emphasize the edges of each block. Rustication is often used to give visual weight to the ground floor in contrast to smooth ashlar above.
Rustication (architecture) sections
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