Romanesque architecture

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Noun1.Romanesque architecture - a style of architecture developed in Italy and western Europe between the Roman and the Gothic styles after 1000 ADRomanesque architecture - a style of architecture developed in Italy and western Europe between the Roman and the Gothic styles after 1000 AD; characterized by round arches and vaults and by the substitution of piers for columns and profuse ornament and arcades
architectural style, style of architecture, type of architecture - architecture as a kind of art form
Norman architecture - a Romanesque style first appearing in Normandy around 950 AD and used in Britain from the Norman Conquest until the 12th century
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While the font used for the name of the Manila Cathedral, Llamado said, was inspired by its Romanesque architecture and the inscription at the tympanum at the main portal of the church.
Famous for its Romanesque architecture, it dominates the city's skyline and welcomes more than 700,000 visitors every year.
Several renovations in 1849 and again from 1919 to 1925 made the Aguinaldo house a mansion with influences from Malayan, Baroque and Romanesque architecture.
The city is a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the skyline dominated by the glorious Romanesque architecture of Durham Cathedral, recently voted the UK's number one landmark and Durham Castle, built in the 11th century by William the Conqueror.
It is worth mentioning that we can find many of these characteristics in the monuments of Romanesque architecture, although in the late 13th century Gothic architecture already spread in the Baltic region.
Denis (San-Da-nee) improved on Romanesque architecture by opening the walls to light by using buttresses to support the walls and roofs of his abbey, causing Bernard of Clairvaux to declare it "an invasion of the Goths
This wonderful book is the record of how that process was enhanced, if not indeed partly caused, by the publication of a remarkable series of studies of Romanesque architecture in the French provinces which went under the name of 'La Nuit du temps'.
Valencia was founded in 138BC and its old town is home to a spectacular range of baroque, Gothic and Romanesque architecture.
Conant, Carolingian and Romanesque Architecture 800-1200, 2nd edition, Harmondsworth, 1966, p.
I generally tend to favor the view that the mudejar style, especially in the thirteenth century, is best seen as a local modification of Romanesque architecture.
The Terra Cotta Musuem, currently being renovated, has part of its collection in the Castle Palace of the Bishops of Girona, an important example of Romanesque architecture in Catalunya.
The irregular forms pick up on the town's medieval street pattern and from the top of the podium, you can better apprehend local landmarks, such as the church of St Vincent, one of the earliest examples of Romanesque architecture in Belgium.