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    Denis in France. As discussed by Soltes (2011), although the origins of Romanesque architecture are vague; the Gothic style that followed specifically came about upon the completion of the Chartres Cathedral outside of Paris in 1250. This is the first of the Gothic style buildings in which buttresses were used as a structural element that categorized the overall external appearance of the building. Rather than Romanesque buttresses pushed against very thick walls, they fly out in beautiful patterns, (ergo flying buttresses). The buttresses were structurally necessitated by the height of the nave and the unprecedented size of the windows. The height represents a closer proximity to the heavens thereby becoming closer to the…

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    Romanesque Architecture How and why did Romanesque Architecture emerge? Why did it evolve in style? Give specific examples (two to three buildings) to illustrate the development of the Romanesque architecture during the Medieval period. Introduction (Central idea, thesis statement) This essay aims to investigate how and why the Romanesque Architecture came about and its transformation in style during the medieval period. By using examples such as the Durham cathedral in Britain, and the The…

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    well-studied and discussed by scholars and art historians over the last few decades. The church has a very rich history spanning over several centuries, with the original monastery being built in the early ninth century to its last phase of construction which was completed in the early twelfth century. It is also known as an abbey because the church was a part of the monastery where the monks lived, prayed, and worked. Today, Conques Abbey and its famous reliquary are the only known surviving…

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    There were 2 main key stages to castle architecture in the Middle Ages. The first dramatic change was Romanesque Castles. Romanesque Castles were the next stage from wood. Buttresses were introduced as a means of support to the basic design in Romanesque architecture in Medieval Times. The vault was developed to enable the construction of stone roofs. Barrel or Tunnel Vaults - consisted of a continuous surface of semicircular or pointed sections resembling a barrel or tunnel which has been cut…

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    Castles Castle necessities Castles were a big structure that kept the monarch or noble. Castles were the homes and fort of the monarch and noble. Castles were important in political and military life in the Middle Ages. The Middle Ages went from about the 400’s through to the 1400’s. Castles helped kings and nobles protect their land. Castles also provided homes for family members and the servants of the king. Castles also served as armories, barracks, prisons, storehouses, treasure houses and a…

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    Romanesque art obtained its title as a result of the extensive usage of stone vaulting and stone sculpture within the architectural development of churches (Kleiner, 2012). The Romanesque age is the first era that earned its title as a result of an artistic style since Archaic and Classical Greece (Kleiner, 2012). In the 11th and 12th century European architecture embraced a medieval style that incorporated Roman design in which historians titled Romanesque (Kleiner, 2012). The ecclesiastical…

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    Romanesque and Gothic architecture, for me, is a very interesting topic as one style evolved from the other. Romanesque architecture is believed to have developed between the 6th and 10th century, while Gothic architecture arose in the 12th century. Romanesque architecture is an architectural style of Medieval Europe, although in England, it is more often referred to as Norman architecture. It was the first style of architecture which stood out since the Roman Empire. Many of the Romanesque…

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    ancient Romans also accomplished great feats in architecture. Wither it was the useful aqueducts or the substantial Circus Maximus many of the ancient Romans Architectural accomplishments are often forgotten. Although the roman influence can still be seen in our day to day lives, they are preserved in the Romanesque style of architecture. The end of the Roman Empire had a huge influence on the architecture throughout the middle ages, this influence can be seen thought the development of…

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    the most interesting things about architecture is how the cultural ideas of a certain time period shape architectural form. Culture reflects the ideals and the entire way of life of a group of people. As cultural ideas change over time, so do the buildings that go with it. While there are broad periods where many cultures had a set of shared beliefs, each region had its own twist on the physical interpretation of those values. Romanesque architecture emerged from a time of religion and war.…

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    worship God. Whether it be Early Medieval, Gothic, or Romanesque, there are several similarities between the Monastery of Immaculate Conception in Ferdinand, Indiana—built in the late 19th century to early 20th century—and Abbey Churches and Cathedral from 12th and 13th century. Designs from exterior building, to design of ceilings and windows are what create and give the architecture depth and significance even several centuries later. Though several other specifications are gathered in…

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