Romanesque Architecture Descriptive Essay by ABCs

Romanesque Architecture
A look at 11th and 12th century Romanesque architecture.
# 114062 | 1,680 words | 6 sources | APA | 2009 | US
Published on May 27, 2009 in Architecture (Buildings) , Architecture (European) , Architecture (History)

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The paper provides an overview of Romanesque architecture during the 11th and 12th centuries, followed by a discussion of some examples of the architectural style. The paper includes pictures of structures in this style.

Review and Discussion

From the Paper:

"The term Romanesque architecture applies to the various stages of European architecture that were influenced by both Carolingian architecture and the diffusion of Latin civilization following the break-up of the Roman Empire up to the end of the 12th century. While there has been a modest resurgence in interest in Romanesque architectural style in the West, the term continues to conjure up mistaken perceptions about precisely what Romanesque architecture is and what precise architectural elements serve to define its style."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Calkins, R. G. 1998. Medieval Architecture in Western Europe: From A.D. 300 to 1500. New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Clapham, A. W. 1936. Romanesque Architecture in Western Europe. Oxford: Clarendon Press.
  • Cotterill, H. B. 1915. Medieval Italy during a Thousand Years: A Brief Historical Narrative with Chapters on Great Episodes and Personalities and on Subjects Connected with Religion, Art and Literature. London: George G. Harrap.
  • Kimball, F. and G. H. Edgell. 1918. A History of Architecture. New York: Harper & Brothers.
  • Logerfo, J. 1998, May. "Roman and Romanesque." Contemporary Review 272(1588), p. 244

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