Byzantine architecture


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Noun1.Byzantine architecture - the style of architecture developed in the Byzantine Empire developed after the 5th century; massive domes with square bases and round arches and spires and much use of mosaics
architectural style, style of architecture, type of architecture - architecture as a kind of art form
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He did not lose his dignity; he said some civil words to Father Brown about the revival of Byzantine architecture in the Westminster Cathedral, and then, quite naturally, strolled out himself into the upper end of the passage.
Famous in particular for its massive dome, it is considered the epitome of Byzantine architecture and is said to have "changed the history of architecture".
Chapters discuss Egyptian temples, non-Western architecture, Greek architecture, early Christian and Byzantine architecture, Islamic architecture, early and high renaissance architecture, art noveau, countermodernism, postmodernism, and much more.
More than that, it is quite simply one of the greatest surviving examples of Byzantine architecture.
The church is cited in biblical history as one of the places where the holy family rested in during their travel into Egypt; the church was constructed out of rock and the doorway is reminiscent of the Byzantine architecture.
Dating back to the 13th century, when Trabzon was the capital of the empire of Trebizond, the Hagia Sophia constitutes one of the most important monuments of late Byzantine architecture.
Cool culture, classic Byzantine architecture, a thriving art and music scene, stunning nightlife and bargain shopping.
The other chapters explore Byzantine architecture from the sixth to thirteenth century (chapter 1 and 2) and Late-Romanesque/Early Gothic Benedictine and Cistercian architecture in England (chapter 9).
Approaches to Byzantine architecture and its decoration; studies in honor of Slobodan Curcic.