Early Medieval Architecture

Early Medieval Architecture

Book - 1999
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The early middle ages were an exciting period in the history of European architecture, culminating in the development of the Romanesque style. Major architectural innovations were made during this time including the medieval castle, the church spire, and the monastic cloister. By avoiding thetraditional emphasis on chronological development, Roger Stalley provides a radically new approach to the subject, exploring issues and themes rather than sequences and dates. In addition to analysing the language of the Romanesque, the book examines the engineering achievements of the builders, andclearly how the great monuments of the age were designed and constructed. Ranging from Gotland to Apulia, the richness and variety of European architecture is explored in terms of the social and religious aspirations of the time. Symbolic meanings associated with architecture are also thoroughlyinvestigated. Written with style and humour, the lively text includes many quotations from ancient sources, providing a fascinating insight into the way that medieval buildings were created, and in the process enlivening study of this period.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1999.
ISBN: 9780192100481
0192100483
9780192842237
0192842234
Branch Call Number: 723 Stalley 1999
Characteristics: 272 p. :,ill. (some col.), col. maps ;,25 cm.

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