Definition of Romanesque architecture

1. Noun. 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.

Exact synonyms: Romanesque
Generic synonyms: Architectural Style, Style Of Architecture, Type Of Architecture
Specialized synonyms: Norman Architecture

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Romanesque Architecture

Roman numeral
Roman numerals
Roman pace
Roman ring
Roman rings
Roman square capitals
Roman wormwood
Romana's sign
Romance language
Romance languages
Romanesque architecture
Romanian deadlift
Romanian deadlifts
Romanian monetary unit

Literary usage of Romanesque architecture

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1. Apollo: An Illustrated Manual of the History of Art Throughout the Ages by Salomon Reinach (1907)
"Characteristics of romanesque architecture.—Of Gothic.— The Invention of the Pointed Arch.—The Age of Cathedral-building.—The Three Periods of Gothic. ..."

2. A Dictionary of Architecture and Building, Biographical, Historical, and by Russell Sturgis (1901)
"romanesque architecture: MAN I.'IM i \i'v,ii i CHURCHES. Jtf Лг, transverse arches ; and out of which the architecture of the Middle Ages was evolved. ..."

3. Outlines of the History of Art by Wilhelm Lübke (1904)
"romanesque architecture. A.—ITS SYSTEM. The old Christian basilica is the starting-point for mediaeval architecture. It was universally held to be the chief ..."

4. Irish Ecclesiastical Architecture: With Some Notice of Similar Or Related by Arthur Charles Champneys (1910)
"... romanesque architecture THE date—and the originality—of decorated Irish Romanesque is one of the vexed questions in the history of Irish architecture. ..."

5. American Journal of Archaeology by Archaeological Institute of America (1891)
"In this discussion (following the thesis advanced by Quicherat) you speak of romanesque architecture as if it were a homogeneous style characterized by the ..."

6. I.C.S. Reference Library: A Series of Textbooks Prepared for the Students of by International Correspondence Schools (1909)
"The romanesque architecture of Italy was greatly influenced by Byzantine art, ... Although romanesque architecture pervaded all of Western Europe from the ..."

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