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  • Romanesque Architecture Analysis

    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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  • How Did Romanesque Architecture Emerge

    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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  • Why Was Conques Abbey Important

    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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  • Romanesque Art: The Romanesque Age

    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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  • Compare And Contrast Gothic And Romanesque

    Romanesque and Gothic are two styles of architecture that were flourished during the Medieval Period, between the tenth to fifteenth centuries. First, the Romanesque style began and was later spread throughout Western Europe in a short period of time, which later on gave way to the Gothic style of architecture. Although Gothic style was followed by the Romanesque, they have had many similarities but also many differences as well. Romanesque style of architecture was generally considered as…

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  • Similarities Between Romane And Gothic Architecture

    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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  • How Did The Roman Influence Greek Architecture

    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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  • Compare And Contrast The Basilica Of St Senin And Cathedral Of Chartres

    Comparing and Contrasting: The Basilica of Saint Sernin and Cathedral of Chartres Centuries have passed and to this day churches tower above France, marking the astonishing legacy of the Romanesque and Gothic styles designed in the Middle Ages. A Romanesque church example is the Basilica of St. Sernin in Toulouse, France 1080-1120 (fig.1) and an example of a Gothic church is the Cathedrale de Notre Dame de Chartres in Chartres, France 1194-1260 (fig.2). Much like their periods, the Basilica of…

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  • Byzantine Art Analysis

    Constantinople, and sometimes, especially in architecture, seem to have had influence even in Western Europe.” (Collins 1985) From 1000 to the rise in Gothic art during the 12th century, the Romanesque art was created. Originally developed in France, the style had spread to regions such as Spain, Flanders, Italy, Germany and England. Some regions it was even seen as the beginning of the Medieval art style (Dodwell 1993). There was a large increase in the construction of churches and the size in…

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  • Roman Culture Influence On American Architecture

    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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