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Early medieval architecture

Author: R A Stalley
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Series: Oxford history of art.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Departing from the traditional emphasis on chronological development, the book is structured thematically to enable key issues to be thoroughly examined. Chapters cover patronage, the cult of saints, the language of the Romanesque, the engineering achievements of the builders, and the symbolic meanings of architecture. The extreme richness and variety of European architecture is explored in terms of the social and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Ouvrages illustrés
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: R A Stalley
ISBN: 0192100483 9780192100481 0192842234 9780192842237
OCLC Number: 41960756
Description: 272 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: The Christian basilica --
The Carolingian Renaissance: the basilica transformed --
Symbolic architecture --
Secular architecture in the age of feudalism --
Patron and builder --
Art and engineering --
Architecture and pilgrimage --
Architecture and monasticism --
The language of architecture --
Diversity in the Romanesque Era --
Epilogue: The shadow of Rome.
Series Title: Oxford history of art.
Responsibility: Roger Stalley.

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The early Middle Ages witnessed many innovations in European architecture including the medieval castle, church spire and monastic cloister. Avoiding traditional emphasis on chronological  Read more...

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