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  1. Romanesque architecture is an architectural style of medieval Europe characterized by semi-circular arches. There is no consensus for the beginning date of the Romanesque style, with proposals ranging from the 6th to the 11th century, this later date being the most commonly held.

    • 6th to 11th century
  2. Romanesque architecture, architectural style current in Europe from about the mid-11th century to the advent of Gothic architecture. A fusion of Roman, Carolingian and Ottonian, Byzantine, and local Germanic traditions, it was a product of the great expansion of monasticism in the 10th–11th century.

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    The general impression given by Romanesque architecture, in both ecclesiastical and secular buildings, is one of massive solidity and strength. In contrast with both the preceding Roman and later Gothic architecture in which the load bearing structural members are, or appear to be, columns, pilasters, and arches. Romanesque architecture, in common ...

    Durham Cathedral
    Speyer Cathedral
    Sant'Ambrogio, Milan
    Monreale Cathedral

    During the nineteenth century, when Gothic Revivalarchitecture was fashionable, buildings were occasionally designed in the Romanesque style. There are a number of Romanesque Revival churches, dating from as early as the 1830s and continuing into the twentieth century where the massive and "brutal" quality of the Romanesque style was appreciated an...


    1. Rolf, Toman. Romanesque. Könemann. 1997. ISBN 3895084476 2. Fletcher, Banister. A History of Architecture on the Comparative method. Elsevier Science & Technology, 2001. ISBN 0750622679 3. Gardner, Helen, Fred S. Kleiner, Christin J. Mamiya. Gardner's Art through the Ages. Thomson Wadsworth, 2004. ISBN 0155050907 4. Holmes, George.,editor. The Oxford Illustrated History of Medieval Europe. Oxford University Press, 1992. ISBN 0198200730 5. Huyghe, René. Larousse Encyclopedia of Byzantine an...

    Romanesque sculpture
    Romanesque Revival architecture
    Medieval architecture
    • First Romanesque Architecture. The First Romanesque style developed in the Catalan territory and demonstrated a lower...
    • Cistercian Architecture. The Cistercians are a Roman Catholic order whose monasteries and churches reflect one of the...
    • Characteristics of Romanesque Architecture. While Romanesque architecture tends to possess certain key...
  3. Feb 25, 2022 · Romanesque architecture populated the landscape of the Middle Ages. Many of its imposing castles and cathedrals stand to this day.

  4. Aug 25, 2021 · Romanesque architecture focused on intricately decorated exteriors For a thousand years since the death of Christ, most Christian architectural movements occurred from the top down. Early Christian...

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